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‘Beautiful before, amazing now’: windows restored, blessed at Sacred Heart, Moline

The Resurrection window, which was sponsored by the people of Sacred Heart Church in Moline, can be seen by standing in front of the altar and looking toward the choir loft. It is Father Mark DeSutter's favorite stained glass window in the church and he said it is really striking when the sun is in the south during the winter. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MOLINE — It was hard not to look up at the newly restored windows at Sacred Heart Church here during Mass on Oct. 10. The liturgy that afternoon and those that followed the next morning celebrated the completion of the yearlong project, which involved 34 of the church’s 52 windows. Father Mark DeSutter, pastor, blessed […]

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Praying silently, publicly on abortion, trusting that God hears and answers

Catholic Post columnist Paul Thomas Moore prays in the annual Life Chain on Oct. 4 outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Peoria.

“In My Father’s House” / By Paul Thomas Moore It’s very pleasant here, I’m thinking. Some elderly folks have lawn chairs on the sidewalk. Kids are playing on the grass just beyond. Most of us don’t know one another, though we all know why we’re here. It’s Sunday, October 4th. The breeze is whispering early-autumn […]

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Catholic schools adapt, students happy to be “in person” at end of first quarter

Led by Father Matthew Deptula, pastor, the children in Katie Grivetti's kindergarten class at St. Edward School in Chillicothe show Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka how they can make the sign of the cross. Bishop Tylka visited each classroom during his vist on Oct. 13, the feast of St. Edward. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Administrators at Catholic schools in the Diocese of Peoria admitted to having some concerns about the pandemic as they welcomed students back for in-person instruction in August, but as the first quarter ended last week they said the students are happy and doing well — masks included. “We couldn’t be happier,” said Mike Domico, principal […]

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OSF HealthCare opens new medical office facilities in Champaign and Chillicothe

Father Deusdedit Byomuhangi blesses the new OSF Medical Group Primary Care facility at Union Square in Champaign during ceremonies on Oct. 12. Father Deus is chaplain of OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville. (Provided photo/OSF HealthCare)

Blessing and ribbon cutting ceremonies were recently celebrated at newly opened OSF HealthCare medical office complexes in Champaign and Chillicothe. In Champaign, a new primary care office has been opened at Union Square, 1712 W. Springfield Ave. The location has seven exam rooms, a procedure room, lab and x-ray services, an exam room for rehabilitation […]

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Delayed Chrism Mass celebrated; holy oils are blessed, priests renew their promises

Father Don Roszkowski, assistant chaplain at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, presents the Oil of the Sick at the Chrism Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral on Oct. 20. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Despite the fact that for many this is still a “painful time of quarantine,” the good news is that the faith of the Catholic Church has not been quarantined, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, said as he celebrated the Chrism Mass on Oct. 20 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. “Our hope has not been […]

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“Honest Thief” (Open Road)

Liam Neeson and Kate Walsh star in a scene from the movie "Honest Thief." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Open Road Films)

By Catholic News Service An entertaining action thriller, this fast-paced game of cat-and-mouse between a bank robber with a conscience and a duo of crooked cops, directed and co-written by Mark Williams, offers its protagonist, should he prevail, two prizes: a shot at redemption and the love of a good woman. The eponymous criminal (Liam […]

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Bishop Tylka meets student leadership during visit to St. Joseph Newman Center

Msgr. Brian Brownsey, chaplain and director of the St. Joseph Newman Center in Peoria, introduced Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka to student leadership teams at the end of a Mass with the Newman community at St. Mark Church on Oct. 18. Pictured are leaders of a campus evangelization movement called New Renaissance, which seeks to form and send students as disciples. The Bradley University students are, from left, Renée Samp, Lindsey Wetle, Thomas Shaw, Johnny Berlinger and Robert Pitts. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

On a night when Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka urged Catholic college students to give their lives to God, he met several who are finding ways to do just that at St. Joseph Newman Center at Bradley University in Peoria. Bishop Tylka was the celebrant of a 9 p.m. Mass at St. Mark Church on Sunday, […]

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Sister M. Sara Koch, OP, dies; served 36 years at St. Malachy Parish/School, Rantoul

Sister M. Sara Koch, OP

SPRINGFIELD — A private Mass of Resurrection will be offered on Oct. 20 at Sacred Heart Convent here for Sister M. Sara Koch, OP, who served for 36 of her 59 years of religious profession at St. Malachy Parish in Rantoul, including two different times as school principal. Sister Sara died suddenly on Oct. 18, […]

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“The War With Grandpa” (101 Studios)

Robert De Niro and Oakes Fegley star in a scene from the movie "The War with Grandpa." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/101 Studios)

By Catholic News Service In director Tom Hill’s flimsy comedy, adapted from Robert Kimmel Smith’s novel for children, a recently widowed retiree (Robert De Niro) is convinced by his daughter (Uma Thurman) to move in with her family and is given the bedroom previously occupied by his preteen grandson (Oakes Fegley), who is exiled to […]

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