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Catholic universities’ identity must be clear: Pope Francis

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, greets Pope Francis after the Jan. 29 general audience at St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The bishop is in Rome with a delegation from the University of Notre Dame. By: By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic universities must give “uncompromising” and “unambiguous” […]

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Vows take Pekin woman deeper into Carmelite spirituality

Photo Caption: Shirley Faux of St. Joseph Parish, Pekin, says the vows she professed with the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites deepens her relationship with God. By: By Jennifer Willems PEKIN — Shirley Faux wanted more. She wasn’t looking for more of what the world offered, however.Faux was seeking a more structured prayer life and […]

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Planting seeds in the Life of winter

Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, lies the seed that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes a rose. ? From “The Rose,” performed by Bette Midler —– Everyone is talking about the weather, and certainly we have experienced the dead of winter in central Illinois. Blasts of arctic air […]

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How are we preparing to meet the Lord of hosts?

By: By Sharon Priester Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Feb. 2 Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 24:7,8,9,10; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 As I reflected on the readings this week, my thoughts kept going back to the first verse of today’s reading from the Book of Malachi: “Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the […]

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Diocese was well represented at national March for Life

Photo Caption: Participants in a Diocese of Peoria sponsored pilgrimage to the March for Life carry a diocesan banner through the streets of Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22. By: By Tom Dermody As Lydia Schirano walked with dozens of her classmates and tens of thousands of strangers from the National Mall to the steps of […]

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Catholic Post’s ‘Delivering Unity Campaign’ is now under way

Photo Caption: “Keeping Faith in Focus” is the theme of The Catholic Post’s 2014 Delivering Unity Campaign. Reading and supporting The Catholic Post is “a vital way of keeping faith the focus in our homes,” said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, in opening the diocesan newspaper’s 2014 Delivering Unity Campaign. Contributions not only ensure delivery […]

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75 from Central Catholic H.S. take part in March for Life Chicago

Photo Caption: Juniors Jack Costigan, Meghan McConnell and Erin Hinderer from Central Catholic High School in Bloomington carry the school banner at March for Life Chicago on Jan. 18. By: By Jennifer Willems CHICAGO — More than 4,000 people cheered for the right to life in downtown Chicago on Jan. 18, and adding their voices […]

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Catholic Schools Week opens throughout diocese and nation

By: By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — National Catholic Schools Week will be observed in U.S. dioceses Jan. 26-Feb. 1 with the theme: “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” A special section in the Jan. 19 issue of The Catholic Post included a calendar of many of the events being planned at […]

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Organist Scott Montgomery in concert at cathedral Feb. 2

Prize-winning organist and recording artist Scott Montgomery will perform next Sunday, Feb. 2, on the famed 1937 Wicks organ at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 607 N.E. Madison Ave., in Peoria. The concert will begin at 3:30 p.m. Among the works he will play are Franck’s “Final” and Paine’s “Variations on an Austrian Hymn.” Montgomery, who has […]

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