New shrines at Holy Family, Peoria, reflect ethnic diversity

Photo Caption: Vanessa Almarez and Maria Serrano carry the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to its place of enshrinement at Holy Family Church in Peoria the conclusion of the 11 a.m. Mass on Dec. 15. By: By Tom Dermody The ethnic diversity evident in the pews of Holy Family Parish in Peoria is now […]

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Kewanee Hospital will become OSF Saint Luke on April 2

KEWANEE — The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board on Tuesday approved the Certificate of Exemption application of OSF Healthcare System for a change of ownership of Kewanee Hospital. The approval means that the planned integration of Kewanee Hospital into OSF Healthcare can be finalized. Kewanee Hospital will become OSF Saint Luke Medical Center […]

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St. Philomena principal deflects spotlight of national recognition

Photo Caption: Jodi Peine listens to sixth-grader Emma Mueller at St. Philomena School in Peoria. Peine has been selected as on of 10 to receive the Distinguished Principal Award from the NCEA. By: By Jennifer Willems Jodi Peine doesn’t talk about herself easily. She’d much rather take you on a tour of her school, St. […]

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Two models for living the faith offer a very clear choice

By: By Msgr. Albert W. Hallin Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 22 Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 24:1-2,3-4,5-6; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24 Take a look at the men who speak and act in the readings today: Isaiah, King Ahaz, Paul, the Angel, Joseph. Each one has a role to play in God’s drama of our salvation. Certainly […]

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Reviews of recently released films based on moral suitability

Rating: By Catholic News Service PHOTO ABOVE: Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo and John Callen as Oin in a scene from the movie “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” CNS/Warner Bros. Pictures —– The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of […]

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Msgr. Soseman will sign book at East Moline parish Sunday

EAST MOLINE — Msgr. Richard Soseman will return to the Quad Cities on Sunday, Dec. 22, to sign copies of his book, “Reflections from Rome: Practical Thoughts on Faith & Family,” in Cleary Hall at St. Anne Church, 1705 Sixth St. People are welcome to stop by between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A native […]

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Annunciation, Eagle Township to merge with Leonore parish

Photo Caption: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church is located along Route 18 in Eagle Township, just west of Streator. By: By Tom Dermody EAGLE TOWNSHIP — Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, whose church steeple has lifted the cross more than 100 feet above surrounding farm fields west of Streator for nearly […]

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Diocese-wide collection for tornado relief now at $164,782

With about 60 parishes yet to report as of Dec. 17, the Nov. 23-24 collection at all Masses in the Diocese of Peoria to assist tornado victims stood at $164,782. The diocesan Office of Finance released the latest update as The Catholic Post went to press on Tuesday. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, asked all […]

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