Sainthood candidate may be coming home; court ruling favors Sheen family

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen speaks in this undated file photo.

The Supreme Court of the State of New York on Thursday ruled in favor of the family of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen regarding their request to allow the transfer of the sainthood candidate’s remains to Peoria, where he was raised and ordained a priest. On Nov. 1, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arlene Bluth heard […]

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Youth Rally 2016: Don’t let world steal your true identity that’s found in God

The nearly 300 teens at Youth Rally 2016 raise their hands when keynote speaker Emily Wilson asked if they want to be happy and fulfilled in life. The Catholic musician from California urged them to find their joy in a life centered on Christ. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

How many followers do you have on Instagram? What kind of clothes do you wear? What does your body look like? To which events do you get invited? Who are your friends? “The world says that is who you are as young people,” said California musician Emily Wilson, speaking to nearly 300 teenagers gathered Nov. […]

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Friendly furry greeter extends welcome at Sacred Heart Church, Rock Island

When she isn't working as a greeter at Sacred Heart Church in Rock Island, Bailey lays quietly next to her handler, Sharon Cramer, until it's time to go back outside to give and receive expressions of love." (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

ROCK ISLAND — Except for the fluffy tail that wags itself out from under the pew from time to time, you would never know that Bailey was at Mass at Sacred Heart Church. Content to lay quietly on the floor next to handler Sharon Cramer, the large white Labradoodle makes her presence known in other […]

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United in gratitude

In a nation still divided after a contentious presidential election, the uniquely American celebration of Thanksgiving Day is especially timely and welcome in 2016. We all eat, so on Nov. 24 Democrats, Republicans, Independents and all others can and should join in common gratitude for the work of our nation’s farmers and the blessings of […]

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St. Bede Academy seeks funds to complete track in memory of fallen Marine, alum

Marine Captain Thomas Heitmann was killed on Sept. 19, 2011, during a helicopter training mission. (Provided photo)

PERU — St. Bede Academy is asking for help to complete a mission begun by Marine Captain Thomas John Heitmann a year before the Mendota native died serving his country in 2011: to build a track facility on the Academy grounds. “Our mission is to finish Thomas’ dream, honor his sacrifice, and inspire future high […]

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Expansion project begins, clinic is dedicated at OSF St. Mary in Galesburg

Pictured at the Nov. 7 groundbreaking ceremony at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg are, from left: Dr. Mark Meeker, director of physician practice, OSF Multispecialty Group; Sid Carlson, chairperson of the OSF St. Mary Foundation Council; Jeff Douglas, son of Dr. Gil Douglas; Sister Judith Ann Duvall, major superior of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis and chair of the OSF HealthCare Board of Directors; Roxanna Crosser, president of OSF St. Mary Medical Center; Lisa Lindstrom, president of the OSF St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary; Adam Vitale, Community Advisory Board chairperson; and state Rep. Donald Moffitt (R-74th). (Provided photo)

GALESBURG — Work has begun on a $22 million expansion and renovation project at OSF St. Mary Medical Center here, the largest project since the center moved to its 3333 N. Seminary St. location nearly 42 years ago. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Nov. 7 for the changes that will enhance the surgery, laboratory department, […]

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Your Christmas memories, recipes, traditions sought for special section

Memories and Christmas go hand in hand and The Catholic Post invites you to share yours for our annual “Christmas Greetings” edition. This special section, which will be included in the Dec. 18 issue, will feature stories of Christmases past and preparations for this year’s celebration, as well as the family traditions that make this […]

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As the Year of Mercy ends, we learn the true meaning of Divine Mercy

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe/Nov. 20 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Psalm 122:1-2,3-4,4-5; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke 23:35-43 The readings for the Thirty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time conclude both the Church year and the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy with perhaps the most hopeful of all the Gospel passages. The Church […]

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“Almost Christmas” (Universal)

Danny Glover stars in a scene from the movie "Almost Christmas." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service By turns raucous and sentimental, this ensemble comedy charts the efforts of a recently widowed family patriarch (Danny Glover) to keep the peace as his combative relatives gather for the holiday. The principal challenge to his desire for harmony comes from the longstanding rivalry between his two daughters (Kimberly Elise and […]

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“Arrival” (Paramount)

Forest Whitaker stars in a scene from the movie "Arrival." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Mesmerizing and unusually intimate science-fiction drama about an American linguist (the excellent Amy Adams) trying to communicate with aliens inside a spacecraft hovering over a Montana field — one of a dozen such vessels that have descended at various spots around the globe and which threaten to trigger panic and geopolitical […]

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