What will we fast from — and feast on — this Lent?

By: By Sharon Priester Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, March 2 Isaiah 49:14-15; Psalm 62:2-3,67,8-9; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 6:24-34 This week’s first reading begins with, “The Lord has forsaken me; my Lord has forgotten me.” The Israelites in exile are discouraged, ready to give up. There probably have been times in our lives that […]

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Msgr. Swetland guides Pontiac vicariate mission Feb. 23-25

Photo Caption: Msgr. Swetland, a priest of the Diocese of Peoria, now serves as vice president for Catholic identity/mission at Mount St. Mary University in Emmitsburg, Md, and hosts a Catholic radio call-in show. PONTIAC — Msgr. Stuart Swetland will return to the Diocese of Peoria Feb. 23-25 to help Catholics in the Pontiac vicariate […]

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Noted composer to lead parish mission Feb. 23-25 in Morton

Photo Caption: Father James Marchionda, OP, a composer of more than 100 sacred music compositions, will lead the mission at Blessed Sacrament Parish on the theme “A New Moment for Catholic Spirituality.” MORTON — Father James Marchionda, OP, a popular preacher and composer of more than 100 sacred music compositions, will offer a parish mission […]

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Sacred art show, sale coming to Rock Island Feb. 22-23

Photo Caption: This “Theotokos, the God Bearer” icon was created in colored pencils by Jill Rodts of Milan, coordinator of “Art of Faith” set for Feb. 22-23 at Farrell Hall of St. Pius X Parish. ROCK ISLAND — The work of Catholic artists and musicians from throughout the region will be featured in the third […]

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Catholic universities must give ‘unambigous’ witness, says pope

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, greets Pope Francis following the pope’s meeting on Jan. 30 with a delegation from the University of Notre Dame. Bishop Jenky is a university trustee. VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic universities must give “uncompromising” and “unambiguous” witness to church teaching and defend themselves from all efforts to dilute […]

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Rock Island priest, rabbi will lead tour to Israel in July

Photo Caption: Father Mike Schaab, pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Rock Island, and Rabbi Tamar Grimm of Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center iin Rock Island will guide the July 6-15 trip. By: By Jennifer Willems ROCK ISLAND — Over the years, the Catholic, Jewish and Muslim communities in the […]

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Sister Charlotte, others from Moline making El Salvador trip

By: By Jennifer Willems PHOTO: Sister Charlotte Seubert, FSPA, stands next to a board offering opportunities to support students at the school in El Salvador she helped to found 50 years ago. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems) — MOLINE — Fifty years ago a revolution began. This new world didn’t start with four lads from Liverpool […]

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American Heritage Girls troops welcomed to first Scout Mass

Photo Caption: Showing the uniforms of American Heritage Girls are Giuliana Piccione of St. Mary, Metamora, and Sarah Brabec of St. Jude, Peoria. There were new faces, and uniforms, at this year’s diocesan Scout Mass on Feb. 9. Nearly 30 girls from newly formed American Heritage Girls troops representing St. Jude Parish in Peoria and […]

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Scouts receive religious medals, emblems at diocesan Mass

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky awards the Family of God medal to Megan Graham of St. Patrick Parish, Urbana, during the annual Scout Mass at St. Mary’s Cathredral on Feb. 9. By: By Tom Dermody When Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, ended his homily at the Diocese of Peoria’s Scout Mass last Sunday by urging those […]

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