Goosebumps and blessings: Area pilgrims home after seeing pope

Photo Caption: Hundreds of pilgrims from the Diocese of Peoria were among the throngs that greeted Pope Francis during his Sept. 22-27 visit to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia. By: By Tom Dermody The hundreds of pilgrims from the Diocese of Peoria who traveled in late September to see Pope Francis in the […]

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Distinguished Guardian of the Faith honor to Dr. Cunningham

Photo Caption: Dr. Clement Cunningham of Rock Island is shown at the Catholic Medical Association’s annual education conference in Philadelphia, where he was in the first group to receive the new association honor. By: By Tom Dermody ROCK ISLAND — During more than six decades of membership in the Catholic Medical Association and its predecessors, […]

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It’s “OSF IPMR” as blessing ceremony links health providers

With prayers that God will bless all who come for care and those who serve them, the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was officially welcomed into OSF Healthcare System during blessing and dedication ceremonies in Peoria on Oct. 1. The 21 service locations and eight outpatient clinics will now be known as OSF IPMR. […]

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Sr. Sara reflects on being present for pope’s address to Congress

Photo Caption: “Many people have asked about what it was like to be present for such an historic moment for our nation. It is hard to find the right words. It was a profoundly special moment….” By: By Sister Sara Kowal, SCTJM EDITOR’S NOTE: Sister Sara Kowal, SCTJM, is a theology teacher and campus minister […]

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God makes possible what is beyond our reach

By: By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Oct. 11 Wisdom 7:7-11; Psalm 90:12-13,14-15,16-17; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30 Once upon a time, there was a little boy who was very naughty and lazy for learning. His parents were very sad about this. One day, when he was playing along a canal, he saw […]

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Rock Island Alleman receives largest gift in school’s history

Photo Caption: The late Richard W. McCarthy was a Rock Island attorney who valued his Catholic education. “We cannot thank the McCarthy Trust and the McCarthy family enough,” said Alleman High School officials. ROCK ISLAND — Alleman High School announced Sept. 22 that it has received the largest single financial contribution in school history with […]

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Did you see Pope Francis? Share experience through ‘Post’

Pope Francis has returned home, but the memories made by those who saw him in Washington, New York, and Philadelphia will last a lifetime. Were you among them? Those seeing the pope this week who have yet to contact The Catholic Post may still be part of our coverage by emailing or calling our […]

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Newman Center at WIU plans open house, dinner on Oct. 3-4

MACOMB — With Western Illinois University’s homecoming weekend corresponding with the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Newman Center on campus bearing the saint’s name is the place to be Oct. 3-4. Newman alumni, current students, parents and friends are invited to take part in a series of weekend activities, according to Dr. Jonathan […]

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