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Parish survey conducted by Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria is conducting an online Parish Awareness Survey this month to gather information about the perceptions people have of Catholic Charities. “We use the survey as a way to sort of benchmark parishioners’ knowledge and awareness of Catholic Charities’ services,” said Celeste Matheson, director of communications for Catholic Charities. […]

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Seeking Christmas recipes

The Catholic Post is seeking Christmas recipes and memories for publication in our 2008 Christmas section, “A Taste of Christmas.” Along with the recipes for salads, main dishes, desserts, breads or beverages, we are asking readers to submit the stories about what makes these foods so special. Who passed the recipe down to you? What […]

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Co-directors named for Hispanic ministry

Two heads are better than one. That’s one of the main reasons Msgr. J. Brian Rejsek says he is pleased that Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has appointed him and Father Fredi Gomez Torres as co-directors of the diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry. Another reason, Msgr. Rejsek told The Catholic Post, is that he and […]

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Insights on purgatory at All Souls Day Mass

Purgatory is a “state of healing” and prayers for the dead are a “powerful help for their journey” to heaven, said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at the Diocesan All Souls Day Mass on Sunday at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The bishop shared several insights into purgatory during his homily, calling it “a means […]

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Offices begin move to new pastoral center next week

Moving week has arrived! Nearly all central offices of the Diocese of Peoria will be closed Monday through Friday, Nov. 10-14, as files and furniture are transported from the Sheen Pastoral Center in Peoria and several outlying locations to the nearly completed Spalding Pastoral Center at 419 N.E. Madison Ave. The offices of The Catholic […]

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Darin and Molly prepare to say ‘I do’ on Saturday

GENESEO — Their journey to the altar started when Darin Ries asked Molly McKean to marry him through an ad in the pages of The Catholic Post and she said “yes.” This Saturday, they will stand up in front of their friends and family at St. John the Baptist Church in Bradford and say, “I […]

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Cleaning up litter is . . . S.M.A.R.T.

Think of them as a battalion of soldiers waging war on litter. They are the 87 students of “S.M.A.R.T. Kids” at St. Mark’s School in Peoria. The program — “St. Mark Against Random Trash” — began a year ago as a way to clean up and beautify the area around the school. All the students […]

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Saw V

Rating: O (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. Sordid horror sequel in which an FBI agent (Scott Patterson) suspects a police detective (Costas Mandylor) of aiding a sadistic maniac (Tobin Bell) […]

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Cardinal hopes forum opens new chapter in Catholic-Muslim relations

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On the eve of the first meeting of the Catholic-Muslim Forum, the cardinal responsible for the dialogue said he hoped it would open “a new chapter” in a long history of Catholic-Muslim relations. French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, gave interviews in early November to […]

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