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“Greta” (Focus)

Chloe Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert star in a scene from the movie "Greta." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service A naive waitress (Chloe Grace Moretz), still mourning the recent death of her mother, finds a lost handbag on a New York City subway train and, on returning it, discovers that its owner is a lonely French-accented widow (Isabelle Huppert). The two quickly bond, but all is not, of course, what […]

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Sisters’ video campaign seeks to bridge divisions through listening

Quad Cities-area teens take a break from filming one of three videos in the "Listen Up" campaign sponsored by the Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley. This one was filmed at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — Listening can be an act of peacemaking and that concept is at the heart of a new video campaign sponsored by the Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, which includes the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island. It will debut during National Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14. […]

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Looking for a Lenten fish fry? Check our list, and help us keep it updated

The fish fry has become a savory staple of parish fellowship during Lent. (CNS/Frank J. Methe)

The following list was compiled from information provided to The Catholic Post. New listings will be featured as we are made aware. If your local fish dinner or Lenten meal is not included here, email information to cathpost@cdop.org. MORTON: The Morton Knights of Columbus, 616 W. David, will hold a fish fry every Friday through […]

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Meet a Reader: Sr. Diane VandeVoorde, OSF

Sister Diane VandeVoorde, OSF

How we know you:  I am a Heading Avenue Franciscan and I live in West Peoria.  Since I am a member of a diocesan community I’ve been in these parts doing ministry for many years.  I currently serve as the liturgist and organist for my community as well as teach in the deacon/safe formation program. […]

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Lenten reading suggestions to draw close to the cross of our Savior

By Katie Bogner Lent: It’s a time to give up and take up. Alongside your Lenten sacrifices, we suggest you take up one of these powerful books as a guide to draw you closer to the Cross of our Savior. The Cries of Jesus from the Cross: An Anthology, by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, from […]

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Lenten opportunities will be offered throughout the Diocese of Peoria

A cross is marked on the forehead of a woman during an Ash Wednesday Mass last year. In 2019, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. (CNS/Reuters)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following are some of the spiritual enrichment opportunities being offered at parishes and institutions around the Diocese of Peoria before and during Lent. To add to this list, email cathpost@cdop.org or call The Catholic Post at 1-800-340-5630. For a round-up of fish dinners, click here. — Soup suppers, speakers planned in Germantown Hills GERMANTOWN […]

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‘Gosnell’ film showing on Sunday to kickoff 40 Days for Life in Champaign

Earl Billings stars in a scene from the movie "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer." (CNS/Hat Tip Films LLC)

CHAMPAIGN — Just before the spring 40 Days for Life campaign opens in the Champaign area, the public is invited to Holy Cross Parish Center, 405 W. Clark St., on Sunday, March 3, to view the movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” the story of a Philadelphia abortionist who was sentenced to […]

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Artists, musicians named for March 2-3 sacred art show, sale in Rock Island

The Sacred Heart of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, drawn with colored pencils by Jill Rodts, is the signature piece for the Art of Faith show at Farrell Hall of St. Pius X Church in Rock Island. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — Artists and musicians for the Art of Faith, a juried sacred art show and sale being held this weekend, have been announced by Jill Rodts, founder and organizer. This year’s theme is “The Merciful Love of Jesus — Art of the Sacred Heart.” People may come and meet the artists, be serenaded […]

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#PNDtogether: A grieving community unites in prayer, love, remembrance

In the week between Randy Simmons' Feb. 19 death and Feb. 26 funeral, students at Peoria Notre Dame High School found creative ways to support and encourage one another, and pay tribute to their beloved principal. (Provided photo)

The morning after his death, Randy Simmons was remembered during an all-school Mass at Peoria Notre Dame High School, where he had served as principal for six years. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, was the main celebrant for the liturgy and in his homily he called Simmons “a gifted educator” and man of strong faith. […]

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Emotional week as Peoria Notre Dame mourns death of principal Randy Simmons

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, joined the Peoria Notre Dame High School community Feb. 20 to offer a Mass in remembrance of principal Randy Simmons, who died unexpectedly on Feb. 19. Many of the priests from Peoria-area parishes concelebrated and provided spiritual support and comfort to the students after the liturgy. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

After an emotional week for the Peoria Notre Dame High School community, family and friends, principal Randy L. Simmons was laid to rest on Feb. 26. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Philomena Church in Peoria, with Father David Richardson, pastor, as the celebrant and homilist. Several priests, including Father Kyle Lucas, chaplain at […]

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