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Washington parish gathers a week after tornado: see video

Photo Caption: Morgan Klein, a sixth grader at St. Patrick School in Washington, finds her family’s name on a list of 130 parish families whose homes were destroyed or rendered uninhabitable by the Nov. 17 tornado. By: By Tom Dermody WASHINGTON — Father Stephen Willard told parishioners who packed St. Patrick Church a week after […]

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Do we place our faith in the Eternal King?

By: By Tim Irwin Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Nov. 24 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Psalm 122:1-2,3-4,4-5; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke 23:35-43 This Sunday marks the close of the church year. It offers a fitting occasion to consider the goal of salvation history. Salvation is the Catholic code word for happiness. Each […]

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Recent films reviewed by CNS on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence star in the movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. Rating: By Catholic News Service The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film and Broadcasting. […]

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Relationships, faith nurtured at Newman Center in Macomb

Photo Caption: Staff members and students, from left: Eric Hine, Leo Quinn, Megan Willis, Maggie Liskowicz, Sister Marion Lemon, OSF, Sister Janice Keenan, OSF, Rebecca Rickman, and Matt Smith. By: By Jennifer Willems Editor’s Note: This is the second in a monthly series profiling college campus ministry in the Diocese of Peoria. MACOMB — When […]

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300 at Youth Rally are urged to shine with the light of Christ

By: Story and photo by Jennifer Willems Fired up by the knowledge that they are made in the image and likeness of God and have a “unique, unrepeatable, exclusive relationship with the Holy Trinity,” more than 200 young people were encouraged to let that light shine brightly for all to see at the 2013 Diocesan […]

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Land blessed for Dominican Sisters’ new convent in Peoria

Photo Caption: Father Patrick Henehan gives the sign that everything is ready to proceed with construction. To his right is Mother Assumpta Long, foundress of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. By: By Jennifer Willems Ever since four Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist arrived in Peoria to teach at […]

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Washington family prays as powerful tornado nears: see video

Photo Caption: Anthony Khoury (pictured) says he hopes his video, seen by millions, inspires “faith that God will keep us safe and give us the strength to endure all trials and threats and sufferings.” By: By Tom Dermody WASHINGTON — Viewers around the world have been captivated and inspired by both the sight and the […]

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Throngs in diocese venerate relic of Blessed John Paul II

By: By Tom Dermody Five months before his canonization draws expected record crowds to Rome, the life and witness of Blessed John Paul II was celebrated in the Diocese of Peoria by throngs who came to venerate his official relic. (See slideshow above below for dozens of images.) Pilgrims from throughout the diocese and beyond […]

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Throngs in Peoria venerate relic of Blessed John Paul II

Photo Caption: Mary Russell, 5, of St. Jude Parish in Peoria kisses the relic of Blessed John Paul II following a Mass attended by more than 1,300 at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Monday night. By: By Tom Dermody Five months before his canonization draws expected record crowds to Rome, the life and witness of Blessed […]

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