Christ the King Parish, Moline, ready to mark 50th anniversary Sept. 9-10

A Jubilee Mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, will highlight a weekend of 50th anniversary events at Christ the King Parish in Moline.

MOLINE — Christ the King Parish here will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a weekend of events Sept. 9-10 highlighted by a Jubilee Mass at 11 a.m. on Sunda at the church, 3205 60th St. The Mass will be followed by a celebration potluck feast featuring ethnic foods and a parish variety show.  Both will […]

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Sesquicentennial celebrations set at St. Mary Parish in Bloomington

The logo being used for the 150th anniversary of St. Mary Parish in Bloomington was designed by Donna Williams, who won a contest held earlier this year.

BLOOMINGTON — Many things have changed over the last 150 years, but the faith of the people who make up St. Mary Parish here remains strong. They will celebrate that faith at a Mass with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, this Sunday, Sept. 10. To accommodate parishioners and guests who want to take part in […]

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‘Harvey’ collection: Time to give back for a diocese has seen its share of floods

Communities throughout the Diocese of Peoria have plenty of experience with flooding and disaster relief. Our region is blessed with many rivers — the Mississippi, the Illinois, the Vermilion, the Fox, the Rock, the Mackinaw, the Spoon, to name a few — which add beauty, offer recreation, and boost transportation and commerce. But these rivers […]

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To conquer sin, look to the divine model’s ‘web of relationships’

Shawn Reeves

By Shawn Reeves Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time/Sept. 10 Ezekiel 33:7-9; Psalm 95:1-2,6-7,8-9; Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20 We thrive on relationship. There is not a person alive who does not desire on some level a fulfilling relationship with another. Because we believe in a God who is Trinity, we consequently believe in a God who exists […]

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U.S. bishops’ annual Labor Day statement scores ‘excessive inequality’

This stained-glass image of laborers is found at St. Ann Church in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — “Excessive inequality” threatens cooperation among all people in society “and the social pact it supports,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, in the U.S. bishops’ annual Labor Day statement. In the message, Bishop Dewane cited the words of Pope Francis, who told factory workers […]

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“Tulip Fever” (Weinstein)

Cara Delevingne stars in a scene from the movie "Tulip Fever." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/The Weinstein Company)

By Catholic News Service Deborah Moggach’s 1999 novel is the basis for this period drama set in 17th-century Amsterdam, directed by Justin Chadwick. The abbess (Judi Dench) of a convent arranges a marriage between a young orphan (Alicia Vikander) and a wealthy merchant (Christoph Waltz), eager for a son and heir. Their union is childless, […]

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“Birth of the Dragon” (BH Tilt)

Xia Yu and Philip Ng star in a scene from the movie "Birth of the Dragon." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/BH Tilt)

By Catholic News Service Fictional retelling of a real 1964 kung-fu confrontation between future martial arts legend Bruce Lee (Philip Ng) and an older Chinese master (Xia Yu). Set in San Francisco, and adapted from an article by Michael Dorgan, the film hits all the usual chopsocky notes, but dully. Director George Nolfi and screenwriters […]

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Inclusion of Scholarship Tax Credits in Illinois education reforms applauded

The choir from Costa Catholic Academy in Galesburg sings in this Catholic Post file photo. The new state education funding reforms include a Scholarship Tax Credit program that could result in millions of dollars in scholarships for students in Catholic and other nonpublic schools.

Catholic officials in Illinois are applauding state education funding reforms that include a Scholarship Tax Credit program designed to provide up to $75 million a year in scholarships for qualifying students attending nonpublic schools. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the highly-debated reforms, which overhaul how the state funds public education, in ceremonies Aug. 31 at Ebinger […]

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