Survey, diocese-wide Mass among schools events planned

Several gatherings and activities to support and celebrate the Catholic school community of the Diocese of Peoria are planned for September, including the Diocesan All Schools Mass and a meeting and surveys as part of the diocese’s long-range planning. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will celebrate the All Schools Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, […]

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Scripture scholar challenges senior priests of the diocese

HENRY — Pope Benedict XVI will bring together 250 bishops from around the world in October to discuss “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church,” but the senior priests of the Diocese of Peoria had him beat by nearly two months. When they gathered at King’s House of Retreats for […]

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Catholic Charities sessions to offer adoption information

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria will host several meetings in September for those seeking information about adoption. “Caring for Children’s Health,” a two-hour presentation about the appropriate care for children of diverse cultural or racial backgrounds, will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Catholic Charities branch office at 1315A Curt St., […]

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Fictitious Fr. Wolfinger made us smile

FATHER J. Eustace Wolfinger would appreciate how I’m approaching this editorial. It’s due on Wednesday at noon. I’ve started writing it a good two hours early. That’s kind of how Father Wolfinger ran his parish, Twelve Holy Valkyries. If the parish’s annual report to the diocese was due Feb. 1, he’d be up late on […]

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Rock Island Benedictine elected to lead 12-monastery federation

ROCK ISLAND — When it was time for members of the Federation of St. Benedict, an organization of 12 women’s Benedictine monasteries, to elect a new president they looked to Sister Susan Hutchens, OSB, of St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island. She is the first member of the community to serve in that capacity. Her […]

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Henry Poole Is Here

Rating: A-II (PG) NEW YORK (CNS) — Following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Moving little fable of a depressed loner (Luke Wilson) whose life is changed when a warmhearted Latina busybody (Adriana Barraza) discerns a miraculous image […]

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Bishops say Pelosi misrepresented abortion teaching in TV interview

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life and doctrine committees criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying she “misrepresented the history and nature of the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church on abortion” in a nationally televised interview Aug. 24. Pelosi, D-Calif., who is Catholic, said in an appearance that day on NBC’s […]

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Medical center expansion to be blessed in Galesburg Thursday

GALESBURG — A dedication and blessing for an 18,000 square foor expansion to the OSF Medical Group office at OSF St. Mary Medical Center has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. An open house for the building, located on the hospital campus, will take place at 4:30 p.m. following the dedication ceremonies. […]

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