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All men invited to take public stand for faith at May 11 march

Photo Caption: A scene from a previous “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith.” Saying that Catholics are being called to take a stand for the faith “more than ever in recent history,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has invited all Catholic men to participate in the 10th annual “A Call to Catholic Men of […]

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Mass opens Peoria Notre Dame H.S. anniversary events

Photo Caption: Members of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the founding religious community for Catholic secondary education in Peoria, were guests of honor at the April 19 Mass. By: By Tom Dermody, The Catholic Post It’s been 35 years since Sister Fran Maher, CSJ, taught algebra at the former Academy of Our Lady/Spalding […]

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48 honored at Diocesan Council of Catholic Women luncheon

By: Text and photo by Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post “Joan will help with anything in any way.” “Vicki works tirelessly for both her parish and community.” “Phyllis is like everyone’s mom. . . . We would be lost without her.” “Marge is that special servant of God who makes our parish a special place.” […]

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Deep water, deeper faith: record flooding across diocese

Photo Caption: The football field of Marquette Academy in Ottawa is covered in flood water on April 21. Heavy rainfall in mid-April led to flooding that devastated some communities and damaged Catholic properties. By: By Tom Dermody, The Catholic Post Joe Plankenhorn stood outside his home and neighboring pottery business in Utica — both inundated […]

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Boston interfaith service stresses ways to ‘repair our broken world’

Photo Caption: Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley joins other faith leaders at the “Healing Our City” interfaith memorial service April 18 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. By: By Catholic News Service BOSTON (CNS) — In an April 18 interfaith prayer service, religious and political leaders emphasized […]

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Full text of homily from funeral Mass for Father Schroeder

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the text of the homily at the April 16 funeral Mass for Father George Schroeder, a senior priest of the diocese and pastor emeritus of St. Mary’s Parish, Rock Island. His obituary is found here. The homilist was Msgr. Paul Showalter, vicar general of the Diocese of Peoria. We gather this […]

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Are you in a Catholic book group? Tell “Post” about it

The Catholic Post is interested in hearing from members of Catholic book groups around the Diocese of Peoria. It might be a parish-based group that meets regularly, or an informal group of book-loving friends that extends across the miles. We hope to spotlight such groups in a future issue of The Catholic Post. What are […]

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Does God speak today? topic of interfaith event in Nauvoo

NAUVOO ? “Does God Speak to People Today” is the theme of the spring Interfaith Symposium to be sponsored by the Nauvoo Interfaith Partnership at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Sts. Peter and Paul School. Speakers representing different religious communities in the Nauvoo area will be present. In the past these have included the […]

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Saints Alive 5K run set Sunday at Central Catholic H.S.

BLOOMINGTON — Central Catholic High School will sponsor its “Saints Alive 5K” run this Sunday, April 21, at the school and surrounding neighborhoods. Participants are invited to choose either a 5K run or a 2K walk. Adult advanced registration is being accepted through Friday at a fee of $22 ($20 for Lake Run Club Members), […]

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