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Flexibility, creativity are key as schools around the Diocese of Peoria reopen

Jane Barrett, principal at Seton Catholic School in Moline, and "Mr. Tony" Kerker, maintenance, measure out spaces on the hallway floor to give returning students some idea of what safe social distancing looks like. It is a scene being repeated at the 42 Catholic schools around the diocese as classes resume. (Provided photo)

“Flexibility” remains the key word as Catholic schools around the Diocese of Peoria have started to reopen for the 2020-2021 academic year. Joining them are Catholic school students from around the state, with all six dioceses making in-class instruction, as well as remote learning, available. Coming in as a close second to “flexibility” is the […]

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OSF HealthCare’s new Center for Health is blessed at Knoxville Ave., Peoria, location

Deacon Joe Knapp, manager of pastoral care at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, offers a prayer of blessing Aug. 11 at the the OSF Center for Health -- Knoxville Ave. in Peoria. Seated in front of him are Sister Judith Ann Duvall, OSF, chairperson of the board for OSF HealthCare, and Bob Anderson, president of OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Blessing and dedication ceremonies took place Aug. 11 at the new OSF HealthCare Center for Health – Knoxville Ave. in Peoria, which is expected to welcome its first patients later this month. In late 2018, OSF HealthCare purchased the former Cub Foods building at 1800 N. Knoxville Ave., which had been vacant for nine years. […]

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“The Rental” (IFC)

Alison Brie stars in a scene from the movie "The Rental." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/IFC Films)

By Catholic News Service Actor Dave Franco’s directorial debut (which he also co-wrote) is a horror movie long on tension but short on logic or resolution. Two brothers, one (Dan Stevens) traveling with his wife (Alison Brie), the other (Jeremy Allen White) accompanied by his live-in girlfriend (Sheila Vand), rent a luxurious house in the […]

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“The Burnt Orange Heresy” (Sony)

Elizabeth Debicki and Donald Sutherland star in a scene from the 2020 film "The Burnt Orange Heresy." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Jose Haro, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

By Catholic News Service Literate but mannered suspense drama, set in Northern Italy where a high-powered art dealer (Mick Jagger) gives a shady critic (Claes Bang) the opportunity for a world-class scoop when he offers him the chance to interview a famously reclusive painter (Donald Sutherland). But he also blackmails the writer into stealing one […]

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Bishop Tylka begins ‘Welcome Tour’ with liturgies in Bloomington and Pontiac

Kelly and Kel Krenz and eight of their 10 children and two grandchildren visit with Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka in the parish center of St. Mary Church in Pontiac. The opportunity to meet people followed the Mass for the Pontiac Vicariate on Aug. 2. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka started to get acquainted with his new diocese last weekend by celebrating Masses at St. Patrick Church of Merna in Bloomington on Aug. 1, and at St. Mary Church in Pontiac on Aug. 2. He drew a joyful response by calling them the first stops on his “Welcome Tour.” “I think […]

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