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Join Benedictine Sisters for Mass, brunch on first Sundays

ROCK ISLAND — Single Catholic women between the ages of 18 and 50 are invited to join Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB, at St. Mary Monastery for liturgy, brunch and conversation about life as a Catholic Sister on Sunday, Feb. 1, and the first Sunday of every month. Lauds are at 9:30 a.m., Mass begins at […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Rating: By Catholic News Service PHOTO: Kyle Gallner and Bradley Cooper star in a scene from the movie “American Sniper.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.) —– The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film […]

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Is it really all about me, or are we open to God’s will?

By: By Tim Irwin Second Sunday in Ordinary Time / Jan. 18 1 Samuel 3:3b-10,19; Psalm 40:2,4,7-8,8-9,10; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a,17-20; John 1:35-42 For 40 years the Burger King said, “Have it your way.” A television brand called My Network TV suggests that they will serve up reruns just the way I want them. Old Blue […]

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5 St. Bede Academy students leave for a semester in China

Photo Caption: St. Bede students Derrick Scarpaci, Brandon Glynn, Adam Claggett, Riley Heise and Lauren Silfies are shown at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Jan. 13. By: By Tom Dermody PERU — While many grade or high school students in central Illinois fought flu or snowy roads to return to their school after Christmas break, […]

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EWTN to broadcast new pro-life documentary ’40’ on Jan. 21, 24

The television debut of the pro-life documentary “40” will coincide with coverage of the annual March for Life on the Eternal Word Television Network. EWTN will broadcast the hour-long film at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21 — the evening before the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions legalizing abortion. An encore presentation is […]

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At pro-life movie ’40’ screening, director offers message of hope

By: Story and photo by Tom Dermody Caption: John Morales, director and producer of the pro-life documentary ’40,’ poses with students from St. John Paul II Newman Center at Illinois State University who were among about 100 persons viewing a screening of the film Jan. 11 at the Family Resources Center in Peoria. —– John […]

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Diocese ready to prayerfully stand up for the right to life

Photo Caption: Shawn Carney, co-founder and campaign director for 40 Days for Life, will be keynote speaker at the Sanctity of Human Life Rally in Peoria on Tuesday, Jan. 20. People from around the Diocese of Peoria will be standing up for human life in the days to come, although not all of them will […]

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