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Economic crisis can reveal true meaning of Christmas, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — This year’s economic crisis could help people rediscover the true meaning of Christmas and the values of life, love and charity, Pope Benedict XVI said. After the “consumerist and materialistic scales have been shed, Christmas can then become an occasion to accept as a personal gift the message of hope that […]

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Italian official intervenes in case of woman in vegetative state

ROME (CNS) — An Italian government official intervened to stop a hospital from withholding nutrition and hydration from a woman who has been in a persistent vegetative state for 16 years. The Dec. 16 decree by Maurizio Sacconi, Italy’s welfare minister, temporarily blocked Eluana Englaro’s physician and family from carrying out an Italian supreme court […]

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Synecdoche, New York

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. Surreal, pessimistic drama in which a theater director (Philip Seymour Hoffman), deserted by his artist wife (Catherine Keener), endlessly rehearses a constantly expanding […]

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Benedictine Life Weekened planned

FERDINAND, Ind. — “Mindful Living: Being Present to the Moment” is the theme for a Benedictine Life Weekend offered Jan. 2-4, 2009, by the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Ind. Open to single Catholic women, ages 18 to 40, who want to experience the Benedictine way of life, the weekend will be held at […]

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Ornament sales benefit hospice

URBANA — A new collectible ornament to benefit Provena Hospice has been introduced. The second in a series, it is a handmade porcelain heart that bears the words “Forever in our hearts.” The ornament is $10 and may be purchased at the gift shops of Provena Covenant Medical Center, 1400 W. Park St., Urbana, and […]

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Young author is well versed

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Jeffrey C. Dunn expects to receive a wonderful gift for his 21st birthday next week, but he has no intention of keeping it to himself. That gift is his first book, “Verses by Virtue: A Reference of Organized Bible Verses,” which he hopes to have in hand by Dec. 17. He plans […]

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Retired? Sister ‘JT’ serves Quad Cities

MOLINE — For 43 years, Sister Judith Terese McNulty, BVM, has called the Quad Cities home and she said she knows so many people now that she can’t misbehave — not that she would have the time. She volunteers at the Illini Campus of Genesis Medical Center in Silvis three days a week, helping people […]

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St. Stephen’s School in Streator to come down

STREATOR — From her office in the former convent of St. Stephen’s Parish, Sister Alice Ann Harcharik, OSF, can see St. Stephen’s School. “My, if this building could speak,” said Sister Alice Ann of the three-story structure, whose halls she once walked as a student and principal. Starting tomorrow, it will be up to the […]

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School enrollment in diocese slips slightly to 12,756

Catholic school enrollment in the Diocese of Peoria is again slightly less than it was the year before, continuing a trend seen locally since 2003. “Enrollment across the nation is down,” said Brother William Dygert, CSC, diocesan superintendent of schools, placing the diocese’s numbers in a fuller context. “But our enrollment is not as down […]

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As governor arrested, CCI head cites need for focus on common good

In the wake of the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday, the executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois said that “most public servants in Illinois are good and decent people called to serve for the right reasons,” but that “temptations are out there.” “We have seen too many examples of people […]

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