Pro-life Joshua seminar, camp set Aug. 7-8 in Galesburg

GALESBURG — Knox County Right to Life has planned events on Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8, to give high school students and adults the tools they need to stand up for life. Both will be held at Costa Catholic Academy, 2726 Costa Drive. The Joshua Seminar, a pro-life educational evening for adults, will […]

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Baby shower, brunch Aug. 1 in Galesburg benefits pro-life

GALESBURG — The Women’s Pregnancy Center of Galesburg and the Women’s Care Center of Peoria will benefit from the Community Baby Shower and Brunch, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. in Lake Storey Shelter No. 3. Volunteers from both centers will be honored during the event, which is sponsored […]

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Msgr. Watson now spiritual director of Italy choir pilgrimage

Rehearsals have started, but it isn’t too late to join the St. Anthony Camerata Chorale and St. Mary’s Cathedral Schola for a choir pilgrimage to “Majestic Italy” at the end of the year, according to Mary Ann Fahey-Darling. “We can take people until mid-August,” said Fahey-Darling, director of the chorale, which is based at St. […]

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Talk on same-sex attraction, marriage crowded after ruling

By: By Tom Dermody Faithful Catholics should respond to persons with same-sex attraction with love and responsibility, not labels, and to those who advocate same-sex marriage with questions and truth, a priest told Catholic young adults at a crowded Theology on Tap session in Peoria on July 1. “There can be no compassion — and […]

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Peoria NFP-only physician focuses on health of the whole person

Photo Caption: Dr. Jillian Stalling will be the featured speaker at evenings in Bloomington (July 23) and Peoria (July 30) on “Unlock the Mystery: Natural Option for Family Planning and Gynecological Health.” By: By Tom Dermody Dr. Jillian Stalling tries to keep in mind how the Divine Physician would approach a person as she treats […]

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Presence United Samaritans in Danville receives $3 million gift

Photo Caption: The medical center’s Cancer Center will be renamed in honor of Bobette Steely Hegeler (pictured), the late wife of donor Julius W. Hegeler II. DANVILLE — Presence United Samaritans Medical Center has received a planned gift of $3 million from Julius W. Hegeler II that not only honors his late wife, but will […]

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St. Mary’s Hospital, Streator begins search for a new owner

Photo Caption: St. Mary’s Hospital, located at 111 Spring St. in Streator, was founded by three Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis of Springfield in 1887. STREATOR — Citing a desire to make certain high quality health care services will continue to be available in this LaSalle County community, Hospital Sisters Health […]

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St. Louis Parish, Princeton, marks 150 years with July 26 Mass

Photo Caption: The present St. Louis Church in Princton was dedicated in 1951. PRINCETON — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will join members of St. Louis Church here for Mass on Sunday, July 26, as they celebrate the parish’s 150th anniversary. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. The celebration will continue in the parish hall, […]

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