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Online survey opens regarding possible new “western” Catholic high school

What do you think about building or opening a new Catholic high school in the Galesburg-Monmouth-Macomb area? The Diocese of Peoria is conducting a feasibility study and has taken the next step by publishing a survey online to see what families with school-age children think about the proposal. It is being conducted by Meitler, a […]

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What the heart sees — a local Maryknoll Lay Missioner reflects on immigration

Honduran migrant Luis Acosta carries 5-year-old Angel Jesus through the Suchiate River near Tapachula, Mexico, Oct. 29, 2018. During her years in Africa as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner, Dr. Susan Nagele of Urbana witnessed the misery and destitution of people on the move, (CNS/Adrees Latif, Reuters)

By Dr. Susan Nagele EDITOR’S NOTE:  Dr. Nagele is a member of St. Patrick Parish in Urbana and a Maryknoll Lay Missioner who served for more than three decades in East Africa. In the following column, she connects her experiences with immigration problems currently being experienced on the U.S. border with Mexico. Dark eyes squinted […]

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Nearly 600 set to graduate from Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Peoria

Students from Central Catholic High School in Bloomington toss their caps after a graduation ceremony in this file photo.

Graduation ceremonies have been scheduled for the seven Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria on the following two weekends, with diplomas to be awarded to 588 seniors. Four schools will hold graduation events on Sunday, May 19. In Bloomington, the 79 seniors of Central Catholic High School will gather for a […]

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‘Be Brave in the Scared’ memoir urges trust in God during life’s most difficult days

Reviewed by Nancy Piccione  There’s a well-known, if not necessarily true, story about St. Teresa of Avila, the 16th-century mystic Carmelite. The account goes that when experiencing a physical setback (I heard it once as when she fell off her horse into the mud), she complained to God, and he told her, “Fear not! This […]

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“The Hustle” (MGM)

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star in a scene from the movie The Hustle." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Christian Black, courtesy Metro Goldwyn Mayer)

By Catholic News Service This spiritless, by-the-numbers comedy is a gender-swapped remake of 1988’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” which was itself based on 1964’s “Bedtime Story.” Two con artists (Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson) in the south of France collaborate to scam $500,000 from someone they think is a tech mogul (Alex Sharp). Working from a […]

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Meet the women honored for service at the 2019 PDCCW Appreciation Luncheon

Maribeth Vandersnick of St. Anthony in Atkinson accepts her certificate of appreciation from Msgr. Dale Wellman at the annual Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women on April 26. She was among 38 women honored. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Following are names and brief biographies of 37 women from around the Diocese of Peoria honored for their service at the 2019 Appreciation Luncheon hosted in Peoria on April 26 by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. See related story here. ANNAWAN: Nancy Clementz, Sacred Heart: Circle chairman for many years, helps to raise […]

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Daniel McShane will be ordained to priesthood May 25; first Mass in Lincoln

Deacon Daniel McShane of Holy Family Parish in Lincoln will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 25. His first assignment will be announced following ordination. (Photo by Nellie Gould)

Deacon Daniel McShane will be ordained a priest for the Diocese of Peoria during a 10:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Saturday, May 25. Deacon McShane, 29, is the son of John and Diane McShane, members of Holy Family Parish in Lincoln. He has […]

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38 women honored for volunteerism, service at PDCCW Appreciation Luncheon

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is surrounded by the women from around the Diocese of Peoria who were honored for their service by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women on April 26 in Peoria. "I really don't know what the diocese would do without all of you," he said at the Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. Sitting far left is Kim Padan, PDCCW president. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Volunteerism is praiseworthy, but volunteerism in the church takes the concept of service to a whole new level and has “a special, special place in my heart,” Kim Padan, president of the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, said before honoring 38 women at the annual Appreciation Luncheon. “I know that all of us working […]

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Living into Christ’s story bring meaning

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Fourth Sunday of Easter/May 12 Acts 13:14,43-52; Psalm 100:1-2,3,5; Revelation 7:9,14b-17; John 10:27-30 People seek meaning. We appear to be the only creatures on the planet who do. We pursue meaning in order to understand our experiences. In so doing, we develop a sense of self and how we should relate to others. […]

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