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Three Sisters recovering from accident grateful for widespread prayer support

The three Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George injured in a June 9 automobile accident are, from left, Sister M. Magdalene, Sister M. Clementia, and Sister M. Michael. (Composite photo from the St. Pius X Parish, Rock Island website)

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George have expressed gratitude for an outpouring of prayer for three Rock Island-based members of their community injured in a multi-vehicle accident near Springfield on June 9. “In God’s mercy and with all our prayers, our Sisters are now on the recovery path,” said Mother M. […]

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“Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” (Columbia)

This is a scene from the animated movie "Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Sony Pictures)

By Catholic News Service The beloved characters created by Beatrix Potter in her series of children’s books stray even further from their amiable roots in this sequel to the 2018 film, a blend of live action and computer-generated animation once again directed and co-written by Will Gluck. A slick publisher (David Oyelowo) promises fame and […]

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Galesburg parishes unite in celebration at diocese’s only Corpus Christi Church

At the outdoor altar decorated by women from Corpus Christi Parish in Galesburg, Father Lee Brokaw, pastor, led the Litany of Poor Souls and then incensed the Blessed Sacrament. The Corpus Christi procession also stopped for prayer and adoration at altars sponsored by Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Patrick parishes, also in Galesburg. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

GALESBURG — With pandemic restrictions easing, people are looking for ways to come together for worship, as well as fellowship. Members of the Galesburg Catholic Community did both last Sunday by gathering behind Jesus for a Corpus Christi procession around the only church in the Diocese of Peoria named for the feast day. “Every one […]

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“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” (Warner Bros.)

This is a scene from the movie "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service In the early 1980s, do-it-yourself exorcists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren work to clear a youth (Ruairi O’Connor) accused of a brutal murder by proving that he was under demonic control when he committed the crime. They’re aided by the accused’s live-in girlfriend (Sarah Catherine Hook) and by […]

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Top high school graduates of 2021 share future plans, lessons from pandemic

The top graduates of the Class of 2021 at the Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria are pictured near their school logos.

Following are photos and brief biographies of the valedictorians and salutatorians of the seven Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria. We congratulate them, all Class of 2021 graduates, and their school staffs and families for their accomplishments and perseverance through this most challenging year. The top students were invited to briefly […]

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“Spirit Untamed” (Universal)

This is the movie poster for "Spirit Untamed." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service After her antics become too much for the aunt (voice of Julianne Moore) and grandfather (voice of Joe Hart) by whom she’s been raised, a rebellious city-bred girl (voice of Isabela Merced) is sent off to the small frontier town where her risk-loving mother’s (voice of Eiza Gonzalez) career as a […]

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Family members describe diocese’s newest priests: kind, caring, loving Jesus/Mary

Newly ordained Father Nicolas Wilson offers a blessing to his parents, Richard and Lori Wilson, and brother Ben during a reception at the Spalding Pastoral Center that followed the ordination Mass on May 29. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

The parents and family members of newly ordained Father Austin Bosse and Father Nicolas Wilson can assure their first parishes they will be served by outstanding young men who love Christ and the church. Asked following the ordination Mass on May 29 for three words to describe their sons or brothers, Father Bosse’s family — […]

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Gold Star Mass, restored plaque honor WWII deceased from St. Mark, Peoria

Msgr. Brian Brownsey, pastor of St. Mark Parish in Peoria, offers the opening prayer for the parish’s inaugural Gold Star Mass, which was held on Memorial Day, May 31. In the foreground is a plaque honoring nine men from St. Mark who gave their lives in service to their country during World War II, which was blessed and rededicated by Msgr. Brownsey. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

She never knew her father, but Ann May of Peoria has been told he was talkative and could be stubborn. “Just a kid from St. Mark who would have played basketball right here,” she said as she stood in the school gym on Memorial Day. That “kid” was Marine Lt. James Richard Donovan, who died […]

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Fr. Laible gets major ‘administry’ post with Archdiocese for Military Services, USA

As vicar general, Father Jeffrey Laible will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Archdiocese for Military Services, USA, which serves 1.8 million Catholics worldwide. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

LINCOLN — It would be an understatement to say that Father Jeffrey C. Laible was taken aback when he was asked to serve as the vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. “I think I would have had a better chance of being the next person on […]

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