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USCCB president: Supreme Court ruling on marriage a ‘tragic error’

Photo Caption: Supporters of traditional marriage between a man and a woman rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 26, shortly before the ruling was announced. By: By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference called the Supreme Court’s June 26 marriage ruling “a tragic […]

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Open houses this weekend for retiring Peoria Heights pastor

Photo Caption: Msgr. Willliam Watson guided St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Peoria Heights for 34 years. Members of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Peoria Heights aren’t letting Msgr. William Watson get away without thanking him for the 34 years he has served as their pastor. There will be an open house after the […]

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All creation sings God’s praise, but people are silencing it: pope

Photo Caption: Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, speaks during a news conference to present Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment at the Vatican June 18. By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to […]

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Tell ‘Post’ how you, your parish, are caring for God’s creation

Photo Caption: Volunteers tend to the parish garden at St. Mary Church, Bloomington, in this photo from last summer. How is your parish, school, or family “green”? We hope to localize our coverage of Pope Francis’ new teaching on caring for creation with examples of how our Catholic parishes, schools, institutions and families — especially […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Rating: By Catholic News Service PHOTO: Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star in a scene from the movie “Jurassic World.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. (CNS/Universal) —– 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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Corpus Christi processions a sign of unity at Bloomington parishes

By: By Jennifer Willems BLOOMINGTON — Corpus Christi processions held at Historic St. Patrick Church and Holy Trinity Church last Sunday demonstrated that parishioners were prepared to follow Jesus anywhere. The processions were also a sign of unity as Bloomington-area families prepare for the transition from Holy Trinity School to Corpus Christi School this fall. […]

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What to do? Pope Francis’ tips for helping the environment

Photo Caption: This is the cover of the English edition of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.” By: By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” is a call for global action as well […]

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Quotes from Pope Francis’ new encyclical letter, “Laudato Si”

Photo Caption: “Leaving an inhabitable planet to future generations is, first and foremost, up to us,” writes Pope Francis. By: By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The following are selected quotes from Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home”: — The earth, our home, is beginning […]

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