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St. Malachy, Geneseo, marking 150 years of parish life with Mass, statue blessing Oct. 9

St. Malachy Church and School in Geneseo.

GENESEO — Even before the Diocese of Peoria was established in 1877, the Catholic faith was blooming in Beautiful Valley, the Indian name for Geneseo. On Sunday, Oct. 9, members of St. Malachy Parish here will celebrate 150 years of prayer and good works with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. During the liturgy, a statue […]

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Father Dominic, St. Bede ‘Bread Monk,’ now offering baking technique classes online

Father Dominic Garramone, OSB, a monk of St. Bede Abbey and teacher at St. Bede Academy in Peru, has launched a class on Craftsy.com that will help people “Bake Your Best: Sweet Yeast Breads, Challah and More.” The former host of “Breaking Bread with Father Dominic” on PBS, he has written six cookbooks. Provided photo

  PERU — It is now possible to take a class on baking from Father Dominic Garramone, OSB, of St. Bede Abbey without ever leaving home. Known as “The Bread Monk,” he launched an online class, “Bake Your Best: Sweet Yeast Breads, Challah and More,” through Craftsy.com on Sept. 6. The Craftsy platform allows students […]

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Musician, author John Michael Talbot will appear at St. Patrick, Urbana, Oct. 16-17

John Michael Talbot's appearences in Urbana are part of the tour for his 55th album, "The Inner Room," which is being released this month.

URBANA — Christian recording artist and author John Michael Talbot will offer evenings of “Healing and Hope through Spoken Word and Sacred Song” at St. Patrick Church, 708 W. Main St., on Sunday, Oct. 16, and Monday, Oct. 17. Both will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are not required. In lieu of ticket sales, a […]

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Statue tour helps spread Fatima message that prayer can change human history

Students from Corpus Christi Catholic School in Bloomington wave white cloths and sing "Ave Maria" as the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima is carried in procession outside the school on Sept. 19. (Provided photo/Bernie Hunt)

  Our prayers and the way we live our lives can change history. That was among the messages of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima nearly 100 years ago emphasized anew last weekend as the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima’s “Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace” made several stops in the Diocese of Peoria. “We […]

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Homily text: A link of love unites the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Mother Teresa

Father Jeremy Freehill gives the homily at the diocesan celebration of the canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata on Sept. 10. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the the full text of the homily given by Father Jeremy Freehill at the diocesan celebration of the canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata. The Sept. 10 Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria also marked 25 years of service in the Diocese of Peoria by the religious community she founded, […]

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Diocese celebrates St. Teresa of Kolkata, gives thanks for Missionaries of Charity

Bishop Jenky uses a relic of St. Teresa of Kolkata to bless members of her community, the Missionaries of Charity, following a Sept. 10 Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems

In a celebration that drew Missionaries of Charity from as far away as Chicago; Indianapolis and Gary, Indiana; St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota; and St. Louis to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, gave thanks for the canonization of their foundress, St. Teresa of Kolkata. He also led the applause for […]

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Have our ‘riches’ blinded us to the kingdom of God?

By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB   Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Sept. 25 Amos 6:1a,4-7; Psalm 146:7,8-9,9-10; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 William Bausch tells a story of a fox who said that he would provide worms for any bird that would share his feathers. One bird thought that this was a good idea, so it […]

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“Blair Witch” (Lionsgate)

Wes Robinson and Valorie Curry star in a scene from the movie "Blair Witch." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service The brother of the girl who disappeared in 1999’s “The Blair Witch Project” leads an expedition into the woods around Burkittsville, Maryland, seeking an ancient witch who predictably outsmarts this group of young campers. Director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett don’t try to do much with the “found footage” conceit […]

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Bridget Jones’s Baby (Universal)

Emma Thompson and Renee Zellweger star in a scene from the movie "Bridget Jones's Baby." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service British writer Helen Fielding’s klutzy diarist (Renee Zellweger) resurfaces in a charming romantic comedy that proves middle-aged characters are more than capable of combining love and laughter to life-affirming effect. Forty-three-year-old Bridget, a successful television news producer, is pregnant but doesn’t know whether the American founder of a matchmaking website (Patrick […]

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Join 17-mile ‘Walk to Mercy’ pilgrimage from Dallas City to Nauvoo on Sept. 24

The "Walk to Mercy" begins at Sacred Heart Church in Warsaw, left, and ends 17 miles away at the Holy Door at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Nauvoo, right.

DALLAS CITY — Catholics in Hancock County are going the extra mile — 17 of them, in fact — to enter the Holy Door at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Nauvoo. The “Walk to Mercy” will begin at Sacred Heart Church, Fifth and Cedar, at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Citing pilgrimage as […]

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