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Pope’s biographer shares insights, advice

By: By Jared Olar The pontificate of the late Pope John Paul II was a stabilizing influence that can enable Catholics in the United States to “seize the Catholic moment” and shape the culture for the better. So said George Weigel at a special gathering of clergy from throughout the diocese last Thursday afternoon at […]

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Peoria Notre Dame considering new facilities, location

By: By Tom Dermody A feasibility study is planned this fall to determine the level of financial support for the construction of a new Peoria Notre Dame High School facility on donated land off Willow Knolls Road in north Peoria. The “intent to study” was announced Tuesday night by school officials during a town hall-style […]

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Flooding reaches diocese

Photo Caption: Father John Thieryoung, pastor of St. Mary’s Mission in Keithsburg, and parishioner Gary Shaw survey rising floodwaters in the Mercer County village on Monday. By: Tom Dermody and Jared Olar KEITHSBURG — Father John Thieryoung looked at the houses and businesses inundated by water in this Mississippi River village in Mercer County and […]

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God views beyond YouTube

By: Tom Dermody There are moments of grace, and then there are ungraceful moments. We all experience both. One of the latter for me happened while walking into a packed theater moments before a play was to begin. Failing to notice an electrical cord stretched across the aisle, I tripped and fell face first to […]

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Sinners, outcasts

By: Barbara Roedel Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 8 Hosea 6:3-6; Psalm 50:1,8,12-13,14-15;Romans 4:18-25; Matthew 9:9-13 Today’s Gospel tells the story of Jesus inviting Matthew, a tax collector, to follow him. This invitation is discussed over a meal with Jesus and his disciples, Matthew and other tax collectors, and sinners. When the Pharisees observed […]

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Clergy appointments

Father Anthony Bernas, from parochial vicar, Sacred Heart Parish, Moline, to parochial vicar, St. Mary’s Parish, Kewanee, and St. John Vianney Mission, Cambridge Father Gary Blake, newly ordained, to parochial vicar, Holy Cross Parish, Mendota, and Sts. Peter and Paul’s Parish, Peterstown Father Luis Escalante to administrator, St. Mary of the Woods Parish, Princeville, and […]

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Reactions: thrilled, overjoyed, blessed beyond imagination

The joy of the Ordination Mass on May 24 carried into a luncheon and reception in the bishop’s garden outside the cathedral, where families and friends congratulated the newly ordained. Deb Collins, mother of Father Dustin Schultz, said she was “ecstatic” at her son’s ordination. “He’s worked very hard for this,” she said. “He’s going […]

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Bishop honors 150 at annual diocesan Mass

Whether the goal is being a good Scout or being a good Christian, it takes much more than just “wearing the uniform.” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, shared that message of the fundamental importance of commitment with the nearly 150 Scouts and adult Scout leaders whose accomplishments and service were recognized Sunday during the Diocesan […]

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Communicants gather

It seemed only natural for Joseph Abbey, 8, to return to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria last Saturday to receive his first Communion from Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. After all, his family belongs to the parish and the bishop had baptized him during the Easter Vigil there in 2007. What made this special day […]

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