Costa Catholic community rallies after storm damage, opens relocated school

By Paul Thomas Moore of The Catholic Post GALESBURG — The old saying is “April showers bring May flowers,” but in this case it was more like “summer rains cause back-to-school pains.” Extensive summer storm damage at Costa Catholic Academy from a broken roof pipe rendered the building at 2726 Costa Drive — near Immaculate Heart […]

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Interfaith ‘Season of Creation’ prayer service offered in Rock Island Sept. 30

Solar panels are seen in this aerial view of St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island. The monastery will be the site of an outdoor interfaith "Season of Creation prayer service on Saturday, Sept. 24. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — An outdoor, interfaith prayer service to deepen connections to God, the earth, and all of creation will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, on the grounds of St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Avenue West. The hour-long service is sponsored by The Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Mary Monastery […]

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Inspiration and revelation: God’s breath

My Vocation is Love / By Lindsey Weishar Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with some friends for a group reading of a Flannery O’Connor short story I hadn’t encountered before, “Parker’s Back.” Though I admire that O’Connor was able to write stories that speak to both Catholics and non-Catholics alike, I have had […]

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Forgiveness disarms self-centeredness

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Sept. 17 Sirach 27:30—28:7; Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12; Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35 This week’s Gospel teaches the Ethic of Reciprocity. We know it as the Golden Rule. It shows up in virtually every culture and religion across human history. When people discover […]

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