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Making “pysanky”: a form of Lenten prayer pointing to Easter

Photo Caption: The design for her pysanka emerges as Lauren Woodley of Immaculate Conception Parish in Manito holds it to the candle’s flame. By: By Jennifer Willems CHAMPAIGN — It’s easy to look at pysanky and see only how beautiful these intricately decorated eggs are. The prayer that goes into creating them, however, adds a […]

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Both sides of story lead to book by Marquette history teacher

Photo Caption: Heinz-Dietrich Suppan, author of “Remember Indian Creek! In the Shadow of the Black Hawk War,” is pictured with the creek flowing behind him in LaSalle County. By: By Jennifer Willems OTTAWA — Every story has two sides and as he collected information about the Black Hawk War and Indian Creek Massacre, Marquette Academy […]

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Benedictine Sisters known for their open-hearted hospitality

By: By Susan Flansburg, Special to The Catholic Post EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth in a series featuring religious communities and other forms of consecrated life around the Diocese of Peoria in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life. Called by Pope Francis, the celebration will run through Feb. 2, 2016, the World Day […]

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OSF Saint Francis will now offer Clinical Pastoral Education

Photo Caption: The Rev. Vernon McNear is the supervisor of the new Clinical Pastoral Education Program set to begin with a summer session at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. By: By Tom Dermody Do you have a personal desire or a professional need to learn “the art and heart of caring?” OSF Saint […]

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Father Martin Mwongyera named judicial vicar for Peoria diocese

Photo Caption: Father Mwongyera will assist Bishop Jenky in exercising the bishop’s judicial authority on various matters and work with Sister Marianne Burkhard, OSB, in directing the Office of the Tribunal. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has appointed Father Martin Mwongyera as judicial vicar for the Diocese of Peoria. He will assist Bishop Jenky in […]

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‘Night of Knights’ to honor eight in Pekin ceremonies April 11

PEKIN — Eight members of the Knights of Columbus from around the Diocese of Peoria will be honored at the 27th annual “Night of Knights” recognition dinner on Saturday, April 11, in ceremonies hosted by the Archbishop Schlarman Council No. 3507 here. The event, sponsored by the Peoria Diocese Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, […]

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How would we respond to key moments of Christ’s Passion?

By: By Sharon Priester Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion/March 29 (At the procession with palms) Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16 (At Mass) Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1 — 15:47 Here we are at the last stage of our Lenten journey, Palm Sunday and Holy Week, focusing on the climax of the […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Kate Winslet and Shailene Woodley star in a scene from the movie “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.” 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 […]

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Theology on Tap session in Rock Island set March 23

ROCK ISLAND — A Theology on Tap series of discussions for young adults and their friends in the Quad Cities region continues this month with a Monday evening talk scheduled at Pizza and Subs, 3700 Blackhawk Road. On March 23, “Living Waters Run Deep” will be the topic for Sister Michela Brugnoli, a member of […]

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