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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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