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Rapids City parish’s 40 Hours of Divine Mercy expands to nine days June 21-29

Father Glenn Harris, pastor, carries the Blessed Sacrament in a eucharistic procession during a previous 40 Hours of Divine Mercy at St. John the Baptist Church in Rapids City. (Provided photo)

RAPIDS CITY — St. John the Baptist Parish will host its annual 40 Hours of Divine Mercy event beginning on Tuesday, June 21, at the parish church, 1416 3rd Ave. This year’s event has expanded to nine days and will end with “Mission of Mercy,” a parish mission featuring three talks by Father John Broussard of […]

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Multipurpose gymnasium planned at Immaculate Conception, Monmouth

An architect's sketch of the new gymnasium planned for Immaculate Conception School in Monmouth that will be among the projects funded by a $3 million capital campaign announced May 1.

MONMOUTH — A new multipurpose gymnasium to serve Immaculate Conception Catholic School as well as parish families in the bi-county region is the major focus of a $3 million capital campaign announced May 1. The new gym will be named for Msgr. Thomas Mack, pastor emeritus, who guided the faith community from 1991 to 1997 […]

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St. Hyacinth, LaSalle, to repair and improve 130-year-old ‘spiritual home’

A drone-captured image of the twin 184-foot steeples of St. Hyacinth Church in LaSalle as seen on the cover of a booklet describing the $1.8 million "Towers of Faith" capital campaign launched May 14 to fund a major church renovation.

LASALLE — St. Hyacinth Parish has launched a $1.8 million capital campaign to fund a major renovation of its church. An overview of the project was given to parishioners during a program that followed a meal Saturday night at The Auditorium Ballroom. “The projects that this campaign will fund are not only very urgent and […]

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Memorial Mass planned in Rock Island June 14 for Sister Rita Cain, OSB, 89

Sister Rita M. Cain, OSB

ROCK ISLAND – Sister Rita M. Cain, OSB, who ministered as a teacher and in family therapy, died on June 2, 2022, at St. Mary Monastery. In accordance with her wishes, her body has been donated for scientific study. A Christian Wake Service, without visitation, took place on the evening of June 13. A Memorial […]

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Pope’s continuing knee troubles force postponement of his July trip to Africa

Pope Francis is pushed in a wheelchair by his aide, Sandro Mariotti, after giving the homily during Mass for the feast of Pentecost in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on June 5. On his doctors' advice because of ongoing problems with his knee, the pope will not travel to Congo and South Sudan in early July, the Vatican announced June 10. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

By Cindy Wooden / Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Because of continuing problems with his knee, Pope Francis has postponed his planned trip to Congo and South Sudan July 2-7, said the Vatican press office. Matteo Bruni, director of the press office, did not mention whether the pope’s planned trip to Canada in […]

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“Jurassic World Dominion” (Universal)

This is a poster for the movie "Jurassic World Dominion." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal)

Wrap-up of the second trilogy of sci-fi films ultimately derived from novels by Michael Crichton. As the trio of scientists (Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) at the heart of the original movie works to thwart the machinations of an evil biotech corporation (headed by Campbell Scott), the duo (Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris […]

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Brutal attack on Pentecost Mass-goers in Nigeria called attack on ‘entire church’

St. Francis Xavier Church is seen the day after worshippers were attacked by gunmen during Pentecost Mass, in Owo, Nigeria, June 5. Reports said at least 50 people were killed in the attack. (CNS/Temilade Adelaja, Reuters)

This story was updated on June 8, 2022 By Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — The brutal attack on people at a Catholic church in Nigeria on Pentecost Sunday is “an attack on the entire church,” said a U.S. official of Aid to the Church in Need, an international Catholic charity. According to the […]

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U.S. bishops urge Congress to address gun violence, suggest specific measures

Pictured in this composite photo clockwise from top left are: Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities; Bishop Thomas A. Daly of Spokane, Wash., chairman of the USCCB Committee on Catholic Education; Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development; and Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth. (CNS composite/photos by Robert Duncan, Paul Haring, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and Dennis Callahan of the Archdiocese of San Francisco)

By Carol Zimmermann / Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In response to the multiple mass shootings in recent weeks, the chairmen of four U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to “stop the massacres of innocent lives.” “We urge all members of Congress to reflect on the compassion […]

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For graduates: Prayerful discernment is key to job search, being worker God needs

As The Catholic Post was putting together the story on “Faithful Careers: Integrating the Catholic Faith and Work” by Dr. Peter Smudde, we asked for his thoughts about why taking a faith-filled approach to finding a job and building one’s career is important to bring college graduates the kind of satisfaction they’re seeking. His response […]

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