St. Peregrine, pray for us: Monticello shrine comforts all touched by cancer

Bishop Louis Tylka offers a prayer of blessing for the new St. Peregrine Shrine at St. Philomena Church in Monticello. St. Peregrine -- who was healed of a cancerous growth on his foot when he had a vision of Jesus touching him -- is the patron saint of those with cancer. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MONTICELLO — In her heart, Ruth Ann Larson believes there isn’t one person who has not been touched by cancer in one form or another. What they didn’t have was a place they could go to remember, pray and reflect — until now. With a statue donated by Larson and her family and the support […]

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Cancer diagnosis takes couple on an even closer walk with God and each other

Praying over Mark Buettner at the July 22 Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference in Peoria were Deacon Kevin Zeeb of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Morton as well as Laura Rebenzer and Miriam Johll of Shadow on the Water. Mark died Nov. 20 after a long, faith-filled fight with cancer. (The Catholic Post/Paul Thomas Moore)

By Paul Thomas Moore l The Catholic Post Mark and Pamela Buettner want to make it clear from the get-go — they’re not perfect. “It’s not like we are that family that’s the poster child for dealing with cancer right, I mean because we’re human,” says Pamela. Her husband Mark, who has Stage IV pancreatic […]

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Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord calls us to lifelong transformation

Father R. Michael Schaab

Living the Word l Father R. Michael Schaab Transfiguration of the Lord l Aug. 6 Daniel 7:9-10,13-14; Psalm 97:1-2,5-6,9; 2 Peter 1:16-19; Matthew 17:1-9 The Scripture readings for this Sunday are chosen specifically for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, an event observed by Peter, James and John on a high mountain. The readings […]

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Celebrating the storied history of Catholicism in central Illinois

Cause of Our Joy l Katie Faley It’s no secret that Central Illinois has a pretty rich Catholic history. I mean, Fulton Sheen is our hometown boy, after all. Born in El Paso, and raised in Peoria, his Irish immigrant ancestors were some of many who helped establish a thriving Catholic community here. And while the […]

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“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” (Paramount)

This is the publicity poster for the movie "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.” The OSV News classification is A-II – adults and adolescents. (OSV News photo/Paramount)

In rebooting a decades-old franchise via CGI animation, director and co-writer Jeff Rowe has the titular testudines (voices of Nicolas Cantu, Shamon Brown Jr., Micah Abbey and Brady Noon) take a meditative turn. Though consistently warned to avoid humans by their adoptive father and mentor (voice of Jackie Chan), a giant rat, they’ve begun to […]

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