Pro-life advocacy groups plan next steps after abortion draft opinion leak

Norvilia Etienne, of Students for Life, holds a sign outside the Supreme Court of the United States on May 3, the day after a draft of the court's opinion was leaked signaling that the court was leaning toward overturning Roe v. Wade. (CNS/Rhina Guidos)

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although many pro-life groups immediately reacted positively to the news that the majority of Supreme Court justices seem set to overturn the court’s Roe v. Wade decision, some tempered their reaction with a continued call for more advocacy while others kept a wait-and-see approach until the […]

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Chris McGraw to become principal of Bloomington Central Catholic July 1

Chris McGraw

BLOOMINGTON — Central Catholic High School will embark on a new chapter in its history when Chris McGraw becomes its next principal. His appointment is effective July 1, when current principal Sean Foster begins his new role as Central Catholic’s president. “Chris brings vast experience, gifts of leadership and passion for his faith,” Foster said. […]

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Disciples are called to love even tyrants and those who are the least like Jesus

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin  Fourth Sunday of Easter/May 8 Acts 13:14,43-52; Psalm 100:1-2,3,5; Revelation 7:9,14b-17; John 10:27-30 This week’s very succinct Gospel from St. John offers a helpful insight into discipleship. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall […]

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Quad Cities Catholic Radio’s new 98-foot tower in cross shape to be blessed May 20

KTJT-LP's new radio tower is seen with Sacred Heart Cathedral of Davenport in the background. (Provided photo)

DAVENPORT, Iowa — A 98-foot broadcast tower in the shape of a cross has been erected on property just east of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. The tower will serve KTJT-LP, Quad Cities Catholic Radio. It will be blessed by Davenport Bishop Thomas Zinkula following a 5:30 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday, […]

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Clergy moves include 2 to senior status, Conventual Franciscans to Rock Island

The list of clergy appointments for the Diocese of Peoria as seen in the May 8, 2022, edition of The Catholic Post.

Bishop Louis Tylka has approved new assignments for 30 priests in the Diocese of Peoria, including the granting of senior status to Father Thomas Taylor and Father Vien Van Do. New pastors have been named for 21 parishes, although in eight of those parishes the priest is already serving as administrator. All appointments are effective […]

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Clergy appointments effective June 15

Bishop Tylka's coat of arms.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full list of clergy appointments made by Bishop Louis Tylka. All are effective at noon on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. For a story on the assignments, click here. — TO SENIOR STATUS Father Thomas Taylor, from parochial vicar, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Peoria, to senior status Father Vien Van […]

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Leaked draft of Supreme Court opinion indicates overturn of Roe decision

Lights burn inside U.S. Supreme Court offices in Washington May 2 after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision later this year. (CNS/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court appears set to overturn its Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion for nearly 50 years, according to a leaked initial draft of a court opinion obtained by Politico and published online the evening of May 2. Just minutes after the leak was published, reactions were fast and furious […]

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Public invited to blessing of new Marian grotto on May 8 at Peoria Notre Dame

The statue of Mary in the new "Fountain of Grace Grotto" at Peoria Notre Dame High School. The grotto will be blessed in ceremonies that include a rosary procession at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. (Provided photo)

Peoria Notre Dame High School will soon have another place of prayer on campus — a Marian grotto, which is being constructed near the library patio. It will be blessed on Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. The public is invited. In addition to the blessing, the ceremony will include a rosary procession and reconsecration […]

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