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Easter vandalism of statue a resurrection story in Rock Island

Photo Caption: The statue of the Risen Christ at Sacred Heart Parish, Rock Island, before and after the vandalism. By: By Tom Dermody ROCK ISLAND — A second story of resurrection is playing out at Sacred Heart Parish here this Easter season. After a vandal pushed over and destroyed the parish’s outdoor statue of the […]

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2013 Annual Diocesan Appeal opens in parishes April 20-21

Photo Caption: The poster for the 2013 Annual Diocesan Appeal, the major source of revenue for the ministries and agencies of the Diocese of Peoria. “Living Our Faith” will be the theme when the 2013 Annual Diocesan Appeal is conducted in parishes across the Diocese of Peoria the weekend of April 20-21. The appeal is […]

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Funeral Mass at St. Bede for Father Joseph Heyd, OSB

Photo Caption: Father Joseph Heyd, OSB, a widely known artist, was a longtime art instructor and chairman of the art department at St. Bede Academy in Peru. PERU — A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Bede Abbey Church here on April 5 for Father Joseph Heyd, OSB, a monk and priest of St. Bede […]

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Bloomington Circle of Christ Child Society to meet Friday

BLOOMINGTON — The Bloomington Circle of the Christ Child Society of Central Illinois will meet on Friday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home of Sharon Gerdes, 103 E. Gridley Road, Gridley, and Thursday, April 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church of Merna, 1001 N. Towanda Barnes […]

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Feminist for Life speaks at Bradley University April 10

Sally A. Winn, a speaker with the organization Feminists for Life, will present “Refuse to Choose: Reclaiming Feminism” on Wednesday, April 10, in Baker Hall Room B51 at Bradley University in Peoria. The lecture, sponsored by Bradley Students for Life, begins at 7 p.m. Winn began her tenure with Feminists for Life in 2001 as […]

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