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Play explores if Adam and Eve went to marriage counseling

Photo Caption: Adam (Gary Wells) lists his complaints about Eve (Maria Romine) in a scene from “Adam and Eve Got to Marriage Counseling” performed at the diocesan Valentine Date Night. By: By Tom Dermody Did you ever wonder in Adam and Eve’s marriage who really wore the “plants” in the family? The world’s first married […]

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Join ’91 Days’ email journey into Catholic social teaching

By: By Tom Dermody A lot can happen in 91 days. A central Illinois winter can begin and (please) end. The construction phase of a new home might be completed. The planet Mercury will completely orbit the sun. And now, thanks to the Catholic Conference of Illinois, a Catholic can come to better understand and […]

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Stained glass ministry puts heart into clean water project

Photo Caption: Linda Mitton holds one of the stained glass heart suncatchers sold to raise money for clean water projects around the world. With her are Barb Brooks, left, and Therese Roman. By: By Jennifer Willems SILVIS — Providing clean water for people around the world is the goal of four women in the Quad […]

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Volunteers from Bushnell shower support on Nazareth House

Photo Caption: Anne Hess and Mary Starcevich work on installing a new showerhead in one of the 65 rooms at Nazareth House, the diocesan retreat center in Henry, on Feb. 15. By: By Jennifer Willems HENRY — Water isn’t the only thing raining down in the shower stalls at Nazareth House these days — although […]

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Speakers named for March 29 Faith-Based Leadership Seminar

Photo Caption: State Rep. Mike Unes (R-91st) of East Peoria and Jeannine McAllister, executive director at Advocates for Access, will share how they integrate faith with their work. By: By Tom Dermody When Karlo Leonor attended his first Faith-Based Leadership Seminar a year ago, the morning gave him “practical advice, honest dialogue, and a Christ-centered […]

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Evangelization isn’t complicated for Rapids City parishioner

Photo Caption: Cathy Fouts is pictured in St. John the Baptist Church in Rapids City, where she serves as parish trustee. Fouts helped to form the New Evangelization Network, bringing together five parish clusters. By: By Jennifer Willems RAPIDS CITY — Cathy Fouts looks perplexed when asked if people make evangelization too difficult. “No one […]

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Events for spiritual growth abound in diocese during Lent

Photo Caption: Grammy Award-winning contemporary Christian musician John Michael Talbot will guide a parish mission at Holy Family Church in Peoria on on March 27, 28, and 29. By: By Catholic Post staff EDITOR’S NOTE: In addition to parish devotions such as Stations of the Cross and penance services, special regional opportunities for spiritual growth […]

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Bishop Jenky’s Lenten message, list of season’s regulations

Photo Caption: This year Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5. My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we enter into this Lenten season, the Church once again invites us to use this opportunity to share more fully in the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. It is essential that we cultivate a deeper sense […]

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Diocese’s married couples are celebrated as inspiring heroes

Photo Caption: Married couples from around the diocese renewed their vows at the annual Marriage Mass on Feb. 15. In the foreground are Les and Marian Brown of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Peoria Heights. By: By Tom Dermody After leading hundreds of couples from around the Diocese of Peoria in a renewal of their […]

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