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Celebrate the ethical witness of milestone transplant as well

Photo Caption: In a nine-hour transplant operation April 9, Hannah Warren received a tissue-engineered, bioartificial trachea created by seeding a plastic “scaffold” with her own stem cells drawn from bone marrow. The medical and scientific advancements celebrated with last month’s landmark transplant surgery performed at Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria (see story here) made […]

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Jesus’ ascension offers promise to all of us

By: By Jeff Hedglen, Catholic News Service Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, May 12 Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11; Psalm 47:2-3,6-7,8-9; Ephesians 1:17-23 or Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23; Luke 24:46-53 The subject of death is not something we willingly talk about. It conjures up feelings of sadness, longing for loved ones, fear of our […]

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$51 million medical training facility may ‘bless the world’

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, and dignitaries cut the ribbon April 25 for the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. By: By Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post When ground was broken for the new Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center at OSF Saint Francis Medical […]

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619 seniors set to graduate from area Catholic high schools

A total of 619 seniors are scheduled to receive diplomas from Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria in the coming days. The dates and times for the baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies are as follows: Schlarman Academy, Danville — Graduation ceremonies will begin at 3:30 p.m. this Sunday, May 12, at Holy […]

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Parish in Monmouth planning church restoration, parish hall

Photo Caption: An architect’s rendering of the entrance to a parish hall planned for Immaculate Conception Parish in Monmouth. A capital campaign was recently announced for a series of parish and school projects. MONMOUTH — One capital campaign to fund several needed projects at Immaculate Conception Church and School here was launched April 28. “Building […]

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Costa Catholic Academy in Galesburg announces campaign

Photo Caption: Students from Costa Catholic Academy hold up numbers announce the sum of lead gifts at the close of a capital campaign launching event May 3. By: By Tom Dermody, The Catholic Post GALESBURG — A capital campaign to build an addition at Costa Catholic School and bring students and faculty together under one […]

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Surgical milestone in Peoria offers hope for toddler, others

Photo Caption: Hannah Warren is pictured with her parents, Darryl and Young-Mi, at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois where she received a tissue-engineered, bioartificial trachea. By: By Tom Dermody, The Catholic Post A surgical milestone. Revolutionary science. The future of organ transplantation. An unbelievable journey. A miracle. There was no lack of superlatives — or […]

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4 to be ordained priests in cathedral ceremonies May 25

Photo Caption: From left are Deacons Jeremy Freehill, Tom Otto, Scott Potthoff, and Jacob Rose. In advance of their ordination May 25, they shared what and who influenced their paths to the priesthood. By: By Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will ordain four men to the priesthood on Saturday, May […]

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Morton Knights to host pro-life presentation Tuesday

MORTON — The Morton Knights of Columbus will host a presentation by Cathy Trowbridge on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in their hall, 616 W. David St. Trowbridge, who has had an abortion, is the regional coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and a member of the Rachel’s Vineyard retreat team for […]

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