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SEEK23 sets prayerful tone, empowers young adults from diocese for new year

Participants kneel in prayer and praise during SEEK23, sponsored Jan. 2-6 by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis. (Provided photo/FOCUS)

“It was an incredible, powerful week.” “I felt God’s presence in the Eucharist in a way I never had before.” “I had never experienced anything like it.” Those were just some of the reactions of university students in the Diocese of Peoria to being part of SEEK23, a five-day conference in St. Louis that invited […]

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Looking ahead by looking back at ‘bests’

My Vocation is Love l Lindsey Weishar I’ve begun this article to the swish and whisper of blowing snow. It is officially winter, and this grey day invites contemplation, a chance to rest. Recently, a friend shared an article from The Catholic World Report titled “The Best Books I Read in 2022.” Published annually, this […]

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Funeral held for Sister Joanne Feist, 88; Bloomington native taught for 46 years

Sister Joann Feist, OP

SINSINAWA, Wis. — A funeral Mass was offered Dec. 17 for Sister Joann (Antonia) Feist, OP, at the motherhouse of the Sinsinawa Dominicans here. A natural burial took place on Dec. 8 in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Sister Joann died Dec. 6, 2022, at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. She was 88. Born in […]

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What can we do to see as wise men saw?

Tim Irwin

Living the Word l Tim Irwin Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord l Jan. 8 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-2,7-8,10-11,12-13; Ephesians 3:2-3a,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 When my 3-year-old grandson, Nicholas, first saw the statues of the three wise men, he asked his mother, “Are those papas bringing prizes?” In a word, yes. The website Healthline reports on […]

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Bishop Tylka pays tribute to what late pope did, will continue to do for church

A large portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was placed in front of St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria after the retired pope died Dec. 31. People who attended the Memorial Mass, celebrated by Bishop Louis Tylka on Jan. 5, stopped after Mass to say a prayer and pay their respects. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

People around the world continued to storm heaven with prayers for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, even after he was laid to rest in the grotto of St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 5. Among them were those who gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria with Bishop Louis Tylka for a Memorial Mass that evening. “Dear […]

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“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (Netflix)

Daniel Craig, and Janelle Monáe star in a scene from the movie "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery." (OSV News photo/John Wilson, courtesy NETFLIX)

(OSV News) Worthy successor to the 2019 comic whodunit once again mixes humor with the elements of a  thriller as the world’s greatest detective (Daniel Craig), the protagonist of the earlier film, finds himself on the Greek island that serves as the lavish retreat of an eccentric billionaire (Edward Norton). There, the mogul plans to […]

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