Memorial Mass Saturday for Sr. Patricia Cramer, CSJ

KICKAPOO — A Memorial Mass for Sister Patricia A. Cramer, CSJ, will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 9910 W. Knox St., Kickapoo. The family will receive friends one hour before the Mass. Sister Patricia, 68, died on Aug. 10, 2008, at Nazareth Living Center, St. Louis. She […]

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Sr. Maxine, OSF, dies at 96; served in Streator

SPRINGFIELD — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Sister M. Maxine Frichtl, OSF, a former nurse-anesthetist at St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator, on Aug. 13 at St. Clare of Assisi Chapel at St. Francis Convent in Springfield. Burial followed in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery. Sister Maxine died on Aug. 10, 2008, at St. Francis […]

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POST POLL: What has the Rosary meant to you or your family?

Welcome to the “Post Poll,” an interactive feature of the new Web site of The Catholic Post. Every two weeks we will pose a new question for readers of both our online and print editions to consider. This week’s question follows-up on the announcement by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, that the Diocese of Peoria […]

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Rating: L (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. Best friends vacationing in Spain — one nonchalantly uninhibited (Scarlett Johansson), the other respectably pragmatic (Rebecca Hall) — accept a charming artist’s (Javier […]

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Point your mouse our way

In this age when newborns and even pets have their own Web sites, maybe the news that the Diocese of Peoria and The Catholic Post have redesigned their homes on the Internet doesn’t pack the same punch as it might have a decade or more ago when anything “www” made us wondrous, wowed, and wide-eyed. […]

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Comforting presence

By: Sister Michelle Rheinlander, OSB Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 10 1 Kings 19:9a,11-13a; Psalm 85:9,10,11-12,13-14; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33 Each of our readings today focuses on people filled with fear and offers a common antidote — the healing presence of God personified in Jesus. His presence fights fear. Elijah experienced excruciating fear because […]

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Lesson in generosity: project fills backpacks

MOLINE — Children may not be able to discuss the fine points of what constitutes a recession, but they know when economic times are tough. Many will feel it in the days ahead when they go back to school with backpacks that could use a few more supplies. That’s not the case at Seton Catholic […]

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Back to college with FOCUS

While Catholic students at colleges around the country prepare for the start of classes, seven college graduates and students from the Diocese of Peoria are preparing to help them grow stronger in their faith. Six young adults — RyAnne Folck, Alex Kale, Matt Faley, Tom Bruner, Mark Joseph and Jenny Witt, all of whom hail […]

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Florida official praises ruling allowing vote on faith-based programs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) — The executive director of the Florida Catholic Conference praised an Aug. 4 circuit court ruling that clears the way for voters to decide whether the state constitution should be amended to allow public funding of faith-based and school-choice programs. D. Michael McCarron called the decision “a pivotal step toward safeguarding health, […]

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