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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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Says ‘Humanae Vitae’ was ‘lucid and farsighted’

Says ‘Humanae Vitae’ was ‘lucid and farsighted’ VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the face of “disquieting developments in genetic engineering,” Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on human life and birth control was “lucid and farsighted,” said the editor of the Vatican newspaper. Giovanni Maria Vian, editor of L’Osservatore Romano, wrote a front-page editorial July 25 marking […]

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All seminarians have stories

Because he is a professional sports figure, Chase Hilgenbrinck’s decision to retire from soccer to begin studies for the priesthood in our diocese became a national and even an international story. We at The Catholic Post were not immune from borrowing on the sports celebrity interest. I can’t recall this newspaper giving so much ink […]

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Says floats spread pro-life awareness

CHAMPAIGN — Want to promote a pro-life theme within your community? Enter a float with a message in a local parade. Better yet, design the float so well that it becomes a prize winner. So suggests Myrna Buyno, a member of St. Matthew’s Parish in Champaign. And she speaks from experience. A float she helped […]

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Ottawa prays for Marquette student-athlete

OTTAWA — “Totally unexpected, and nice.” That’s how Kristal LeRette describes a prayer service that was organized last Wednesday by the Marquette High School football and basketball teammates of her son Bryan, who was undergoing heart surgery that day. “Bryan is recovering just miraculously,” Bryan’s mother told The Catholic Post. Bryan, 16, a Marquette student […]

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Earlville parish to celebrate 150th anniversary July 19

EARLVILLE — Members of St. Teresa of Avila Parish will begin a celebration of the faith community’s 150th anniversary on Saturday, July 19, with a One-Day-Fun-Day event. It starts at 11 a.m. with games for people of all ages. Other activities include face painting and a silent auction. Msgr. Raymond Boyle, pastor of St. Patrick’s […]

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‘Humanae Vitae’ wisdom is even clearer 40 years later

Four decades after its release, the message of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on married love and procreation, “Humanae Vitae,” is more necessary today than ever, say natural family planning educators in the Diocese of Peoria. That is because the years since the encyclical’s publication on July 25, 1968, have witnessed widespread use of contraceptives, legalization […]

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Hearts broken, but not spirits

BLOOMINGTON — When they arrived in El Salvador to build houses for families in need, missionaries from Holy Trinity Parish in Bloomington were told that their hearts would break many times as they encountered the Salvadoran people. Little did they know the first heartbreak would come before they even began their work with the Fuller […]

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State cuts to impact Catholic services

Clients of Catholic agencies and institutions serving the poor, the abused, the sick and the elderly are among those who will suffer from ongoing budget woes in the State of Illinois, say leaders in the Diocese of Peoria. On July 9, Gov. Rod Blagojevich cut $1.4 billion from an out-of-balance $59 billion budget for fiscal […]

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New goal: Pro soccer player to study for priesthood here

Photo Caption: Chase Hilgenbrinck, right, greets other first-year seminarians and Father Brian Brownsey, vocations director, left. By: By Tom Dermody BLOOMINGTON — Professional soccer player Chase Hilgenbrinck is changing fields to pursue greater goals. The Bloomington native on Monday announced his retirement from the New England Revolution team of Major League Soccer to begin studies […]

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