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Nearly 400 at weekend Catholic charismatic conference

Patti Gallagher Mansfield lived out a childhood dream during Friday night’s opening of the Diocese of Peoria’s 22nd Annual Charismatic Renewal Conference. For a half-hour, the pioneer in the charismatic renewal in the CatholicChurch became a cheerleader. “Give me an ‘H’!” she urged a crowd of almost 400 at the Holiday Inn City Centre in […]

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Roanoke parish will pray area’s soldiers home

ROANOKE — While for many in our country the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan seem political, in this community of 2,000 they’re personal. Nine soldiers from Roanoke and neighboring small towns including Benson are either deployed in those conflict areas or about to head there. On Sunday at St. Joseph’s Church in Roanoke, parishioners and […]

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New Diocesan Safe Environment Program announced

The Diocese of Peoria this month implements a new “safe environment”training program for adult employees and volunteers who work with children and young people. The Diocesan Safe Environment Program consists of one-hour sessionsin a PowerPoint format, designed to help adults identify the signs that achild might be a victim of abuse or an adult might […]

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Redesigned diocesan Web site debuts at cdop.org

Just weeks before most diocesan offices move to a new pastoral centerunder construction, the Diocese of Peoria has completed a redesign ofits home in cyberspace. A new-look Web site for the diocese debuted July 18 at www.cdop.org following months of planning and input involving nearly every Curia department, including The Catholic Post. “As you visit […]

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HEART shown in Champaign at first youth workcamp

Photo Caption: Melissa Karigan washes a window for Champaign homeowner Marie Jackson. By: By Jennifer Willems CHAMPAIGN — When teens converged on Marie Jackson’s house towash windows, pull weeds, install kitchen cabinets and build a new wheelchair ramp as part of the first Catholic HEART Workcamp (CHWC) held in the Diocese of Peoria, she had […]

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Remember, no issue of ‘The Catholic Post’ last weekend

In case you were wondering where your mailed version of The Catholic Post might be, remember that there was no newspaper dated July 27. That issue was skipped as part of the newspaper’s summer schedule that eliminates one issue in June, July, and August. The final “skip” issue of the summer is Aug. 17. The […]

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St. Bede Medieval Faire is Sunday, Aug. 3

PERU — Saint Bede Academy will transformed into a medieval fairground this Sunday, Aug. 3, for the school’s 16th annual Medieval Faire. The event is organized by the Academy’s drama department under the leadership of drama director Father Dominic Garramone, OSB. Those who attend are encouraged to wear medieval costumes. Highlighting the day will be […]

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Catholic agencies respond to victims of Hurricane Dolly

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Food and water were among the primary needs Catholic aid agencies were trying to meet as thousands of households remained without power and some remained under water July 25 in the wake of Hurricane Dolly. Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Social Services in the Brownsville Diocese, said her agency had […]

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New English translations for parts of Mass approved

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Vatican has given its approval to a new English-language translation of the main constant parts of the Mass, but Catholics in the pew are unlikely to see any of the approved changes at Masses for awhile to allow for catechesis on the reasons for the revisions. The approved text, sent to […]

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The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Rating: A-III (PG-13) NEW YORK (CNS) — Following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Full reviews of this and all recent releases are available online at www.usccb.org/movies. Second big-screen version of the long-running TV series in which two […]

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