NCEA recognizes Washington principal

WASHINGTON — If Dr. Sharon Weiss had her way, the stage would be very, very crowded when she accepts the National Catholic Educational Association’s Distinguished Principal Award in April. “I did a lot of studying in my doctorate on shared leadership and I believe in that concept. We all do this together,” Dr. Weiss said […]

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Rating: L (R) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This is a well-acted and too lengthy but ultimately worthy history lesson about the Bielski brothers (Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell), […]

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Galesburg series invites young adults

GALESBURG — Catholic young adults in the Diocese of Peoria will get an opportunity to “tap into something more” when three Theology on Tap talks are presented at a Galesburg restaurant and bar next month. The new series, offered free of charge and open to the public, will feature talks on the subjects of life […]

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Valentine Date Night planned for Feb. 14

Married couples from throughout the Diocese of Peoria are invited to celebrate marriage at a Mass with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, followed by a candle-lit night of wine and romance together on St. Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14. Bishop Jenky will celebrate the annual Diocesan Marriage Mass — and lead couples present in a […]

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Clergy appointments

Father Alfonso Espino Garcia to parochial vicar, St. Anne’s Parish and St. Mary’s Parish, East Moline, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Silvis Father Joseph Hogan, while remaining pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish, Urbana, to administrator, St. Lawrence Parish, Penfield, and St. Charles Borromeo Mission, Homer Father Stanislaus Mutajwaha, from parochial vicar, St. Patrick’s Parish, […]

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Pro-lifers vow to keep working

Photo Caption: Rev. James McDonald, pastor of Providence Reformed Church in Groveland (left) joins pro-lifers of all ages in the annual Walk for Life through downtown Peoria Tuesday night. By: By Jared Olar As the memory of President Abraham Lincoln was recalled Tuesday by millions in Washington, D.C., during the historic inauguration of America’s first […]

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A lifetime of service

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 25 Jonah 3:1-5,10; Psalm 25:4-5,6-7,8-9; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 I recently read an article by Ben Stein, a columnist who has covered the Hollywood scene for years. His biweekly column has kept tabs on the “best” of the glamour world. In his latest article, Stein wrote that he […]

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A multi-billion dollar gift

President Barack Obama, like President George W. Bush before him, now has oversight of massive spending in our troubled economy. How much to budget for defense? Where should bailout monies go, to struggling industries such as auto manufacturers or to prop up lending institutions? What to do about the future of Social Security or Medicaid? […]

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Faith rituals help students in crisis, priest tells campus ministers

ATLANTA (CNS) — As the second anniversary of the largest mass killing on a U.S. campus approaches, the Catholic priest serving at Virginia Tech University said the church can help fearful and confused students through its mindfulness of community rituals. The church view of the “intimacy of God with the world” is a strong perspective […]

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