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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Cursillo family picnic planned in Bartonville Sept. 6

The annual family picnic of the Peoria Cursillo community is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, at St. Anthony’s Church, 2525 Skyway Road, in Bartonville.Cursillistas and their families and friends will join the parish community for Mass at 4:30 p.m. and then gather at the church pavilion. Peoria Cursillo will provide fried chicken, drinks and table […]

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On this rock

By: By Sister Michelle Rheinlander, OSB Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 24 Isaiah 22:19-23; Psalm 138:1-2,2-3,6,8; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20 It is difficult for us to imagine a world without Christ and all that his presence means. Today we see Christ naming Peter as the “rock” on which he will build his church and […]

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Clergy appointments

Father Chris Haake from administrator to pastor, St. Teresa’s Parish, Earlville, while remaining chaplain, Marquette High School, Ottawa This appointment is effective immediately. Father Donald Henderson from pastor to parochial vicar, St. Philomena’s Parish, Peoria Father David Richardson from parochial vicar to administrator, St. Philomena’s Parish, Peoria, while remaining assistant vocations director These appointments were […]

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