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Movie execs’ ‘big challenge’ in taking ‘fresh’ look at ‘Noah’ movie

Photo Caption: Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe star in a scene from the movie “Noah.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. NEW YORK (CNS) — It’s not every day that you get to make a biblical epic. “Noah,” which debuted in theaters March 28, could be just such a movie, provided people […]

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Cathedral again filled with joy for Rite of Election ceremonies

Photo Caption: Hannah Hudson of St. Malachy Parish in Rantoul smiles as Bishop Jenky greets Roxanne Street, who is preparing to receive the Easter sacraments at the Easter Vigil on April 19. By: By Jennifer Willems St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria resounded with joy-filled song and applause on March 16, as people preparing to be […]

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Salve Regina Newman Center at Eureka College, is profiled

Photo Caption: Slave Regina Newman Center serves the nearly 125 Catholic students attending Eureka College. Father Eugene Radosevich is chaplain/director. By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth in a series profiling Catholic campus ministry at colleges located within the borders of the Diocese of Peoria. EUREKA — If everything had gone according […]

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Sisters’ visit plants vocation seeds in East Moline classroom

Photo Caption: Sister Mary Core, OSB, hugs fourth-grader Ashlynn Lara during a visit to Our Lady of Grace Academy in East Moline during National Catholic Sisters Week. By: By Jennifer Willems EAST MOLINE — Four Benedictine Sisters from St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island went back to the classroom recently, but instead of cracking books […]

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Recent movies reviewed by CNS on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe star in a scene from the movie “Noah.” 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. For […]

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The Light of the World invites us to see him anew

By: By Shawn Reeves Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday), March 30 1 Samuel 16:1b,6-7,10-13a; Psalm 23:1-3a,3b-4,5,6; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 When I was 4 years old, I received my first pair of glasses, and I can still vividly remember the experience. The world was a haze, and then suddenly it was not. A new […]

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Scope of pornography addiction discussed by diocese’s deacons

Photo Caption: Speaker Ted Wolgamot told the deacons pornography is a powerful disease that “doesn’t just affect the brain, it affects the soul.” Addiction to pornography isn’t something anyone wants to talk about, much less admit they struggle with. The topic comes up so often in pastoral ministry, however, that the permanent deacons of the […]

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‘Night of Knights’ to honor 8 from around diocese April 12

Eight members of the Knights of Columbus from around the Diocese of Peoria will be honored for outstanding service to the organization, the church, and their communities during the 26th annual “Night of Knights” recognition dinner on Saturday, April 12. The event, sponsored by the Peoria Diocese Chapter Knights of Columbus, will be hosted by […]

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Annual Diocesan Appeal opens April 5-6, seeks $5.885 million

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has asked all Catholics of the Diocese to “open your hearts to live joyfully and generously” and pray for guidance before making their pledge to the ADA. By: By Tom Dermody To illustrate how gifts to the Diocese of Peoria’s Annual Diocesan Appeal come back to parishes and […]

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