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Danville faithful take Guadalupe message, roles to heart

Photo Caption: At a Guadalupe drama at Holy Family Church, Danville, Juan Diego, portrayed by Santiago Castaneda, reveals the image of Our Lady on his tilma. By: Jennifer Willems DANVILLE — To attend a celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Holy Family Church here is to understand that this is no […]

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Champaign students restore, recycle statues in disrepair

Photo Caption: Students at St. Matthew’s School, Champaign, repair a statue of Mary. By: Jennifer Willems CHAMPAIGN — Done in the right spirit, recycling can apply to more than newspapers, glass containers and aluminum cans. Placing old rosaries, crucifixes and statues in new hands is something Msgr. Mark Merdian, pastor of St. Matthew’s Parish, has […]

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Sibling rosary: 10 from family pray it together again

Photo Caption: The 10 Fandel siblings and their extended families pray the rosary on a recent Sunday afternoon in the garage of Donald “Doc” Fandel’s Germantown Hills home. By: By Jennifer Willems By Jennifer Willemsof The Catholic Post GERMANTOWN HILLS — Little did they know it, but when Leo and Lydia Fandel called their 12 […]

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Changing the world one rosary at a time in Pontiac

Photo Caption: With a variety of beads to work with, the rosary makers at Pontiac Towers craft between 30 and 40 rosaries each week. Here, Mary Monical (left) and Barb Trainor compare beads to differentiate between By: Jennifer Willems PONTIAC — Every Thursday afternoon, a small group of women gathers in the craft room of […]

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Speaker: “Vulnerables” criteria to judge health care reform

Photo Caption: Pictured at the annual Diocesan Health Care Day on Nov. 3 are, from left, Msgr. Mark Merdian, Robert Gilligan, and Patrick Cacchione. By: By Jennifer Willems Health care reform that does not respond to the needs of the most vulnerable members of society presents a challenge that people of faith must be ready […]

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Grief journey is never easy, pastoral care ministers told

Photo Caption: In prayer at the Pastoral Care Day of Reflection are Anna Sykes of Holy Family Parish and Provena Hospice, Danville; Lou Lowe of Sacred Heart, Peoria; and Georgia Kelm of St. Teresa, Earlville. By: By Jennifer Willems There is no escaping grief. It touches everyone for different reasons, in different ways and for […]

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If it’s Monday, it’s rosary night for Mendota couples

Photo Caption: Ed Lauer, shown with his wife Roberta, started the weekly rosary group at Holy Cross Church in Mendota 13 years ago. By: By Jennifer Willems Editor’s note — During October, a month of rosary devotion, The Catholic Post will introduce individuals and groups in central Illinois for whom the rosary has special meaning. […]

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Joy as diocesan retreat center is renamed Nazareth House

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky and the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary and members of their Family of the Two Hearts pose with Nazareth House’s new Holy Family statue. By: By Jennifer Willems HENRY — Naming a Catholic institution is a moment of great joy, but it is also a moment of […]

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‘Be strong,’ Bishop Jenky tells parish respect life coordinators

Photo Caption: Newly commissioned parish coordinator Mary Lievens of St. Anthony’s Parish in Matherville receives a certificate from Bishop Jenky. By: Jennifer Willems Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, brought good news and bad news with him when he celebrated Mass for respect life coordinators from around the diocese last Saturday, and he delivered both with […]

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Philo the hub of ‘Extreme Makeover’ generosity

Photo Caption: Msgr. James Ramer celebrates Mass at the construction site. By: By Jennifer Willems PHILO — Need doesn’t make an appointment. It usually comes on fast and strong and requires immediate attention. As students returned to St. Thomas School in Philo, and Holy Trinity School and Central Catholic High School in Bloomington last week, […]

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