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Bishop Jenky offers practical advice to Catholic men of faith

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, told a cathedral filled with Catholic men that God is calling them to be “militant men of faith” in their families, parishes, communities, and places of employment. By: By Tom Dermody Maybe it is holding your spouse’s hand and saying an Our Father every night before falling asleep. […]

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Men of diocese respond to call to be good news messengers

Photo Caption: Participants in the 2014 “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith” make their way up Madison Ave. toward St. Mary’s Cathedral in a public witness of faith on Saturday, April 26. By: By Tom Dermody Like an overwhelming response to a heavenly “help wanted” ad, Catholic men from around the Diocese of Peoria […]

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Recent movies reviewed by CNS on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Kelly Reilly, Greg Kinnear and Connor Corum star in a scene from the movie “Heaven Is For Real.” 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 full reviews of these […]

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Diocese celebrates canonizations of John XXIII, John Paul II

Photo Caption: Pilgrims kneel before images of newly canonized St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII following a diocesan Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrating the April 27 canonizations. By: By Tom Dermody Newly canonized St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II are presented by the church as models of holiness so that […]

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Funeral Mass in East Moline for Father Robert D. O’Connor

EAST MOLINE — A funeral Mass was offered on Friday, April 25, at St. Anne Church here for Father Robert D. O’Connor, a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria and the former pastor of St. Anne’s as well as parishes in Mendota, Peterstown, Elkhart, and Mount Pulaski. Father O’Connor, a former teacher and missionary […]

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Campus ministry series profiles John Paul II Newman Center

By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth in a series profiling Catholic campus ministry at colleges located within the borders of the Diocese of Peoria. —– NORMAL — Holiness is attractive. Pope John Paul II proved that to be true as he drew young people from around the world to a deeper […]

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See you on Saturday, men

Photo Caption: “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith,” also known as the Men’s March and Mass, will step off from the Peoria riverfront on Saturday, April 26. Here’s a challenge to Catholic men of the Diocese of Peoria: If you have yet to experience “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith,” better known as […]

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Children of God must take up the ‘family business,’ which is mercy

By: By Msgr. Stewart Swetland Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy), April 27 Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; 1 Peter 1:3-9; Sequence (Victimae Paschali Laudes); John 20:19-31 Today in Rome, Pope Francis will canonize two of his predecessors: St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II. Every canonization is a celebration of God’s mercy […]

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