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Meet the 7 new principals at Catholic schools of Peoria diocese

Students returning to seven Catholic schools in the Diocese of Peoria last week found new principals waiting to welcome them. Assistant principals also were named at three schools. The new administrators are: Randy Frakes, Immaculate Conception School, Monmouth; Anastacia Gianessi, St. Malachy School, Rantoul; David Hobin, Alleman High School, Rock Island; Richard Koehler, St. Louis […]

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Consecrated Life series spotlights Institute of Charity (Rosminians)

Photo Caption: The Rosmini House of Prayer is located at 2327 W. Heading Ave. in West Peoria. By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a continuing series featuring religious communities and other forms of consecrated life around the Diocese of Peoria in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life. The celebration will […]

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Msgr. Mack named diocesan episcopal vicar for rural life

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has named Msgr. Thomas Mack to succeed Father Luke Spannagel as episcopal vicar for rural life, a position Father Spannagel has held for five years. Msgr. Mack, raised on a family grain and hog farm in rural Reynolds, will continue as pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Monmouth, and St. Patrick […]

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St. Pius X, Rock Island, begins work on church hall addition

By: By Tom Dermody (Photo by Robin Heiar) ROCK ISLAND — With prayers for the safety of workers and gratitude for the generosity of a parishioner whose gift made the project possible, St. Pius X Parish here broke ground Saturday for a new church hall addition. Construction began this week on the one-level, 4,700-square-foot addition […]

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Diocese requires priest to no longer function in public ministry

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of a statement released by the Diocese of Peoria on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C. of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria has, upon the unanimous advice of the Diocesan Review Commission, required Father Terry Cassidy, pastor of St. Ann Church, Peoria, Illinois, to step […]

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Before classes began, 900 teachers reminded of ‘special call’

Photo Caption: Standing around the altar on the stage of the Peoria Civic Center, Bishop Jenky and priests who minister at Catholic schools concelebrate Mass at the Diocesan Teachers’ Institute. By: By Jennifer Willems Teaching is a daunting vocation and even Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, admits he trembles when he thinks of his responsibility […]

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Actions speak louder than our words

By: By Sharon Priester Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time/Aug. 30 Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8; Psalm 15:2-3,3-4,4-5; James 1:17-18,21b-22,27; Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 —– I am sure we have all heard the phrase, “Actions speak louder than words.” I remember my parents saying those words. It took a while for me to understand what they meant. I know now what […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer star in a scene from the movie “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” 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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