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First pro-life youth rally coming to Quad Cities April 19

Photo Caption: Motivational speaker and musician Pat Millea, a Davenport native, will help lead “The L.I.V.E. Event” from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 19 at St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski Center Ballroom. BETTENDORF, Iowa — High school teens and college-age young adults of all faiths are invited to be part of “The L.I.V.E. Event,” a […]

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Forget the dress colors. What do people see reflected in us?

Photo Caption: Whether you see this dress as white and gold or blue and black, we have a different question for all as we progress through Lent. In a world facing terror threats, in a nation still dealing with racial unrest, and in this holy penitential season of Lent, the question seemed beyond trivial. Yet […]

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Diocesan Museum opens new “Rectory” exhibit honoring priests

Photo Caption: Among the first visitors to the new “St. John Vianney Rectory” exhibit were seminarian Deacon Eric Bolek, left, and permanent Deacon Michael Schallmoser and his son, Conrad. By: By Tom Dermody The Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria now has a rectory. “The St. John Vianney Rectory” is the title of a new display […]

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$100,000 endowment honors Central Catholic science teacher

Photo Caption: James Taber holds a favorite pointer (of beaver-chewed wood) in his biology classroom. Bloomington Central Catholic has received a $100,000 endowment in his name from the Keogh Family. BLOOMINGTON — James Taber is frugal. His biology classroom at Central Catholic High School is a menagerie of living or formerly living things — a […]

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Each of us is a beneficiary of God’s mercy and love — rejoice!

By: By Sharon Priester Fourth Sunday of Lent/March 15 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23; Psalm 137:1-2,3,4-5,6; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21 This Sunday we are a little over halfway through our Lenten journey and looking forward to the celebration of Easter. Like any journey, we sometimes get to a point where we hit a roadblock. Maybe we are […]

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Bishop Jenky shares his memories of Notre Dame’s Father Hesburgh

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky places the Profession Cross of Father Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, on his casket during the funeral Mass for the longtime president of the University of Notre Dame on March 4. By: By Tom Dermody A calm leader. A great storyteller. A good religious. Intelligent. An extremely kind man, devoted to his priesthood. […]

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Two commitments: Holy Cross priest, and Bishop of Peoria

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky describes how his lifetime commitment to the Congregation of Holy Cross adds to his ministry as Bishop of Peoria in the cover story of The Catholic Post’s special section on vocations. By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the cover story of a special section on vocations in the […]

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Diocesan choir is forming for nine-day pilgrimage to Italy

Photo Caption: Singers from all over the diocese are welcome to join the choir, which will depart from Chicago on Dec. 30, and return on Jan. 7, 2016. The trip is also open to anyone wishing to travel. If St. Augustine is right and “those who sing pray twice,” the diocesan choir that is forming […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Rating: By Catholic News Service PHOTO: Dev Patel, Richard Gere, Tina Desai, Diana Hardcastle, Judi Dench and Ronald Pickup star in a scene from the movie “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. See review below. —– The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service […]

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