Mass, Eucharist provide healing we need

Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB

Living the Word l Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Oct. 9 2 Kings 5:14-17; Psalm 98:1,2-3,3-4; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19 Today’s Gospel presents the familiar story of Jesus healing 10 lepers. Jesus performed dozens of miracles, but his curing of lepers holds a special place in the Christian imagination. One reason for […]

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Funeral planned Oct. 12 for Sister Marya Dugard, OP, native of Peoria

Sister Marya Dugard, OP

SINSINAWA, Wis. — A funeral Mass was planned for Wednesday, Oct. 12, for Sister Marya Dugard, OP, at the Sinsinawa Dominican motherhouse. Burial was to follow in the motherhouse cemetery. Sister Marya died on Oct. 2, 2022, at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. She was 92. The daughter of Joseph and Anne (Pescetelli) […]

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Baby Rose’s short life long on love, lessons for mother — and many others

Deacon Mark Jackson prays with Morgan Matson before her presentation at Christ the King Church in Moline. Matson shared the story of her first pregnancy with daughter Rose, who died shortly after birth. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

MOLINE — Medical records say Baby Rose lived for two hours and 24 minutes on April 10, 2015. But the 2.3-pound, 8-inch-long bundle of love left an eternal imprint on her mother’s life and continues to help others grow in faith and wisdom. “I needed this little girl to guide me back to the Lord, […]

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Battle may be fierce, but God’s truth is stronger, respect life coordinators hear

Father William Miller, episcopal vicar for respect life for the Diocese of Peoria, talks with Jeanne Zhorne of Corpus Christi Church, and Lisa Lindstrom of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, both in Galesburg, at a gathering of parish respect life coordinators on Sept. 24. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

It was St. John Paul II who advised people not to focus on falsehoods, but the truth and that’s good advice for those who seek to defend life from conception until natural death, said Father William Miller, episcopal vicar for respect life for the Diocese of Peoria. “We need to study the real thing over […]

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Respect Life Month begins with Mass at cathedral, Life Chains around diocese

Bishop Louis Tylka greets Nancy Olson of Morton, a member of the Christ Child Society of Central Illinois, after the Respect Life Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on Oct. 2. The Christ Child Society makes layettes for babies and families in need. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Creating a culture of life requires more than changing laws, according to Bishop Louis Tylka. “Much more it’s changing hearts, helping people to understand the sacredness and the value of each life,” he said as he celebrated Mass on Respect Life Sunday at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. “And it’s not only the issue of […]

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Bishop: Risen Savior offers hope that cancer will not have the final word

After the Spirit of Hope Mass for Cancer on Oct. 1 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, Bishop Louis Tylka poses for a photo with (from left) Sisters Theresa Ann Brazeau, Judith Ann Duvall, Faustina Chesnut, Rose Therese Mann, Teresa Paul Selamat and M. Angelita Van Hoey of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis; tenor John McDermott and Dr. James McGee. The Mass was sponsored by OSF HealthCare. ( The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

“You have cancer.” It can be a faith-shattering diagnosis, said Bishop Louis Tylka, who knows that from personal experience. He has heard it twice — once for his mother, Norma, 30 years ago, and again for his sister, Mary Lou Bryant, just over two years ago. Cancer doesn’t get the final word, however, he said […]

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