Supreme Knight reiterates call to end abortion, support marriage

QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — Supreme Knight Carl Anderson challenged American Catholics to overturn the “regime of Roe v. Wade” in November by withholding their votes from any candidate who supports abortion. He made the comments during an address to the 126th annual convention of the Knights of Columbus in Quebec City. In a wide-ranging 68-minute […]

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The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Rating: A-III (PG-13) Second big-screen version of the long-running TV series in which two former FBI agents, one now a full-time doctor (Gillian Anderson) and the other a fugitive (David Duchovny), are recruited by a current bureau official (Amanda Peet) to work with a purportedly psychic disgraced priest (Billy Connolly) to solve a kidnapping. Director […]

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‘Nacho’ ordinary mission trip for Roanoke group

ROANOKE — It’s “nacho” orinary mission trip that a group of 10 teenagers and adults from St. Joseph’s Parish here are on this week. The group, headed by Cathy Bilow, left Satruday for a Catholic HEART Workcamp mission trip to Piedras Negras, Mexico, which boasts of being the birthplace of the nacho. But tourism and […]

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POST POLL: Recommend a book for a spiritual lift

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. Our current topic is: Summer is a popular time to read books. We invite you to recommend a […]

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Quad Cities area hit hard by storm winds

ROCK ISLAND — Severe weather, including high winds clocked at above 90 mph, swept through central Illinois on Monday, July 21, causing extended power outages and damage to property and trees but leaving parish churches, schools and other Catholic facilities free of serious damage. Storm damage was widespread in the Quad Cities and the surroundingareas. […]

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First school lesson is for adults

It is said that confession is good for the soul. In this case, maybe it will be good for all the children who will be walking and riding bikes to school in the days to come, too. Last week I had the opportunity to spend time with Benjamin Jablonski, 3, and his family as I […]

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Catholic school year to open with Mass, luncheon Aug. 14

School pastors, parochial vicars and principals will gather at St. Mary’s Church in Kickapoo on Thursday, Aug. 14, to open the new school year with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. It will begin at11 a.m. At the luncheon and meeting that follow at Kickapoo Creek Winery, the Diocese of Peoria will […]

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Cathedral to host monthly devotions for Sheen cause

The Diocese of Peoria is about to introduce monthly devotions at St. Mary’s Cathedral seeking the Blessed Virgin Mary’s intercessionin the canonization cause of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Archbishop Sheen is a native of El Paso who was ordained a diocesan priest and later gained worldwide fame as a radio and television host, prolific author, […]

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