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Priest-artist shares gift with parish family

To Father Alejandro Lopez, art is a gift meant to be shared. Visitors to Holy Family Parish in Peoria can see for themselves how he has been sharing his own artistic gift with his parish family. A framed colored drawing of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph — the work of this Conventual […]

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A life of love, music and dance

PERU — Love fills Johnnie Kaye’s life and perhaps that’s only natural since he was born on Valentine’s Day 84 years ago. “I always said he was a born lover and he is,” quipped his wife, Rita, as they sat in the living room of their comfortable Peru home last week. In June, the Kayes […]

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Central Catholic girls finish 26-0

BLOOMINGTON — For the second year in a row, the Central Catholic High School girls basketball team has finished the regular season with an undefeated record. Their victories include championships at the InterCity Tournament in November and the State Farm Holiday Classic. Last Thursday’s 63-41 victory over Prairie Central secured the Corn Belt Conference championship […]

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Bishop: Time to subscribe to The Catholic Post

February is Catholic Press Month, and the time to renew or begin a subscription to The Catholic Post, the newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria. The following letter encouraging subscriptions is from the Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria. For questions about subscribing, see the “How to Subscribe” link at left, call […]

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The Uninvited

Rating: A-III (PG-13) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Restrained psychological thriller in which a mentally unstable teen girl (Emily Browning) and her sister (Arielle Kebbel) suspect their late mother’s nurse (Elizabeth Banks) […]

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Hospitals won’t comply with unjust laws and won’t close, bishop says

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CNS) — The Catholic Health Association’s board of trustees recently reaffirmed its opposition to any attempts by Congress or President Barack Obama to broaden abortion access and its commitment to keep Catholic hospitals open, Bishop Robert N. Lynch of St. Petersburg said in a Feb. 6 blog entry. “Idle threats about the […]

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Treasure human life, even when it is suffering, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Human life is a gift to be treasured with patience and love even when it appears to be marked with senseless suffering, Pope Benedict XVI said. “Human life is not a disposable good, but a precious treasure to be guarded and cared for with every possible attention from the moment of […]

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USCCB, CRS seek 1 million Catholics for global poverty initiative

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics across a broad spectrum of the church are being mobilized in a renewed effort to fight global poverty. Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are seeking 1 million Catholics during the next two years to join an initiative designed to show that the difficulties Americans are […]

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Bishop: Time to subscribe to The Catholic Post

February is Catholic Press Month, and the time to renew or begin a subscription to The Catholic Post, the newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria. The following letter encouraging subscriptions is from the Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria. For questions about subscribing, see the “How to Subscribe” link at left, call […]

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POST POLL — Taking toddlers, babies to Mass: what works?

How can we make our parish Masses more welcoming for families with small children? We’re interested in hearing voices of experience in the Diocese of Peoria. Are cry rooms the best solution? Is more sensitivity needed on the part of the assembly at Mass, or from parents who are slow to take out a noisy […]

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