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Catholic agencies respond to victims of Hurricane Dolly

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Food and water were among the primary needs Catholic aid agencies were trying to meet as thousands of households remained without power and some remained under water July 25 in the wake of Hurricane Dolly. Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Social Services in the Brownsville Diocese, said her agency had […]

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New English translations for parts of Mass approved

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Vatican has given its approval to a new English-language translation of the main constant parts of the Mass, but Catholics in the pew are unlikely to see any of the approved changes at Masses for awhile to allow for catechesis on the reasons for the revisions. The approved text, sent to […]

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The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Rating: A-III (PG-13) 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. Full reviews of this and all recent releases are available online at www.usccb.org/movies. Second big-screen version of the long-running TV series in which two […]

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Says ‘Humanae Vitae’ was ‘lucid and farsighted’

Says ‘Humanae Vitae’ was ‘lucid and farsighted’ VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the face of “disquieting developments in genetic engineering,” Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on human life and birth control was “lucid and farsighted,” said the editor of the Vatican newspaper. Giovanni Maria Vian, editor of L’Osservatore Romano, wrote a front-page editorial July 25 marking […]

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All seminarians have stories

Because he is a professional sports figure, Chase Hilgenbrinck’s decision to retire from soccer to begin studies for the priesthood in our diocese became a national and even an international story. We at The Catholic Post were not immune from borrowing on the sports celebrity interest. I can’t recall this newspaper giving so much ink […]

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Says floats spread pro-life awareness

CHAMPAIGN — Want to promote a pro-life theme within your community? Enter a float with a message in a local parade. Better yet, design the float so well that it becomes a prize winner. So suggests Myrna Buyno, a member of St. Matthew’s Parish in Champaign. And she speaks from experience. A float she helped […]

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Ottawa prays for Marquette student-athlete

OTTAWA — “Totally unexpected, and nice.” That’s how Kristal LeRette describes a prayer service that was organized last Wednesday by the Marquette High School football and basketball teammates of her son Bryan, who was undergoing heart surgery that day. “Bryan is recovering just miraculously,” Bryan’s mother told The Catholic Post. Bryan, 16, a Marquette student […]

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Earlville parish to celebrate 150th anniversary July 19

EARLVILLE — Members of St. Teresa of Avila Parish will begin a celebration of the faith community’s 150th anniversary on Saturday, July 19, with a One-Day-Fun-Day event. It starts at 11 a.m. with games for people of all ages. Other activities include face painting and a silent auction. Msgr. Raymond Boyle, pastor of St. Patrick’s […]

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‘Humanae Vitae’ wisdom is even clearer 40 years later

Four decades after its release, the message of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on married love and procreation, “Humanae Vitae,” is more necessary today than ever, say natural family planning educators in the Diocese of Peoria. That is because the years since the encyclical’s publication on July 25, 1968, have witnessed widespread use of contraceptives, legalization […]

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Hearts broken, but not spirits

BLOOMINGTON — When they arrived in El Salvador to build houses for families in need, missionaries from Holy Trinity Parish in Bloomington were told that their hearts would break many times as they encountered the Salvadoran people. Little did they know the first heartbreak would come before they even began their work with the Fuller […]

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