Former paratrooper takes leap of faith at Rock Island parish

Photo Caption: Msgr. Mark Merdian baptizes Chuck Gibbs during the Easter Vigil liturgy at St. Pius X Parish in Rock Island on April 4. Gibbs was one of eight people received into the Catholic Church at St. Pius X. By: By Jennifer Willems ROCK ISLAND — For 39 years, Chuck Gibbs often went to Mass […]

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Annual Diocesan Appeal to be conducted weekend of April 18-19

By: By Tom Dermody Saying “it is our responsibility to share the Good News, and not just hold it to ourselves,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has encouraged generous financial support for the 2015 Annual Diocesan Appeal. The appeal, which is the major source of revenue for the ministries and agencies of the Diocese of […]

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Hundreds of new Catholics are welcomed at Easter Vigil Masses

Caption: Msgr. Mark Merdian pours newly blessed water from the baptismal font at St. Pius X Parish in Rock Island over the head of Megan Boemecke at the Easter Vigil on April 4. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems) —– After months of preparation, study, and prayer, nearly 200 new Catholics received the sacraments of initiation at […]

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‘Passion, Purpose for Marriage’ event in Geneseo on April 11

Photo Caption: Dr. Allen Hunt, vice president of strategy and content at Dynamic Catholic, will be the featured speaker for the morning hosted by St. Malachy Parish in Geneseo. GENESEO — “Passion & Purpose for Marriage,” a program from Matthew Kelly’s Dynamic Catholic Institute, will be presented Saturday, April 11, at St. Malachy Church, 595 […]

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Did you spend your spring break in service? Tell the POST

If you organized or participated in a mission trip through your school, Newman Center, or parish during spring break, The Catholic Post would like to hear from you. We are looking for photos and first-hand reports of the experience. Contact our newsroom at 1-800-340-5630 or email to be a part of a round-up story […]

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Indiana bishops call for ‘mutual respect’ and dialogue on RFRA

Photo Caption: Demonstrators rally at Monument Circle in Indianapolis March 28 to protest a religious freedom bill signed in to law by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. By: By Brigid Curtis Ayer, Catholic News Service INDIANPOLIS (CNS) — Indiana’s Catholic bishops April 1 urged people to show mutual respect for one another and allow “the necessary […]

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Online ‘Vocation Match’ helps women explore 10 communities

Photo Caption: A screen grab of a Facebook post by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery promoting the Midwest Vocation Match. By: By Jennifer Willems ROCK ISLAND — It’s one thing to be attracted to consecrated life. It’s another to know what makes each religious community unique and which one might be the best […]

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