Pro-lifers vow to keep working

Photo Caption: Rev. James McDonald, pastor of Providence Reformed Church in Groveland (left) joins pro-lifers of all ages in the annual Walk for Life through downtown Peoria Tuesday night. By: By Jared Olar As the memory of President Abraham Lincoln was recalled Tuesday by millions in Washington, D.C., during the historic inauguration of America’s first […]

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Clergy appointments

Father Alfonso Espino Garcia to parochial vicar, St. Anne’s Parish and St. Mary’s Parish, East Moline, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Silvis Father Joseph Hogan, while remaining pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish, Urbana, to administrator, St. Lawrence Parish, Penfield, and St. Charles Borromeo Mission, Homer Father Stanislaus Mutajwaha, from parochial vicar, St. Patrick’s Parish, […]

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Valentine Date Night planned for Feb. 14

Married couples from throughout the Diocese of Peoria are invited to celebrate marriage at a Mass with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, followed by a candle-lit night of wine and romance together on St. Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14. Bishop Jenky will celebrate the annual Diocesan Marriage Mass — and lead couples present in a […]

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Galesburg series invites young adults

GALESBURG — Catholic young adults in the Diocese of Peoria will get an opportunity to “tap into something more” when three Theology on Tap talks are presented at a Galesburg restaurant and bar next month. The new series, offered free of charge and open to the public, will feature talks on the subjects of life […]

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Rating: L (R) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This is a well-acted and too lengthy but ultimately worthy history lesson about the Bielski brothers (Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell), […]

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NCEA recognizes Washington principal

WASHINGTON — If Dr. Sharon Weiss had her way, the stage would be very, very crowded when she accepts the National Catholic Educational Association’s Distinguished Principal Award in April. “I did a lot of studying in my doctorate on shared leadership and I believe in that concept. We all do this together,” Dr. Weiss said […]

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Cardinal: Work with officials when ‘we can,’ ‘protest when we must’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — With a new president and a new Congress in Washington, “we intend to work with those in public office whenever we can,” said Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, but will “raise our voices in respectful but impassioned protest when we must.” The new administration and Congress “will need our encouragement and our […]

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Rating: A-III (PG-13) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Low-key, somewhat muddled thriller in which an uptight therapist (Anne Hathaway) counsels the few survivors of a major plane crash, investigating why their […]

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