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Rock Island Benedictine elected to lead 12-monastery federation

ROCK ISLAND — When it was time for members of the Federation of St. Benedict, an organization of 12 women’s Benedictine monasteries, to elect a new president they looked to Sister Susan Hutchens, OSB, of St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island. She is the first member of the community to serve in that capacity. Her […]

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Bishops say Pelosi misrepresented abortion teaching in TV interview

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life and doctrine committees criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying she “misrepresented the history and nature of the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church on abortion” in a nationally televised interview Aug. 24. Pelosi, D-Calif., who is Catholic, said in an appearance that day on NBC’s […]

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Henry Poole Is Here

Rating: A-II (PG) 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. Moving little fable of a depressed loner (Luke Wilson) whose life is changed when a warmhearted Latina busybody (Adriana Barraza) discerns a miraculous image […]

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Cursillo family picnic planned in Bartonville Sept. 6

The annual family picnic of the Peoria Cursillo community is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, at St. Anthony’s Church, 2525 Skyway Road, in Bartonville.Cursillistas and their families and friends will join the parish community for Mass at 4:30 p.m. and then gather at the church pavilion. Peoria Cursillo will provide fried chicken, drinks and table […]

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Medical center expansion to be blessed in Galesburg Thursday

GALESBURG — A dedication and blessing for an 18,000 square foor expansion to the OSF Medical Group office at OSF St. Mary Medical Center has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. An open house for the building, located on the hospital campus, will take place at 4:30 p.m. following the dedication ceremonies. […]

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Share their pain, seek hope

METAMORA — “Very helpful.” “I think it’s fantastic.” “It’s about time we had something like this.” “Very happy to be here.” In comments shared after the Diocese of Peoria’s first Widowed and Divorced Day of Recollection, which was held last Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Lourdes, participants told of the benefits of coming together […]

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2 longtime educators recognized

There are few days when Barbara Shrode isn’t happy, but she was especially looking forward to last Wednesday. That’s the day the students walked through the doors of St. Paul’s School in Macomb to begin a new academic year. “I always think in terms of ‘I can’t wait to get everyone back in and see […]

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Principals look to St. Paul as schools reopen

KICKAPOO — With the start of a new academic year in the Diocese of Peoria, Catholic school principals have been asked to look to St. Paul for inspiration. “In the spirit of this great apostle, the men and women who serve as principals in our Catholic schools spread the Good News by their faith and […]

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