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Homework for graduates

By: – Thomas J. Dermody, editor-in-chief The days of assigned school homework are over, at least for the summer, for most of the high school and college members of the Class of 2008. But young people about to enter new stages in life would do well to spend a few hours this summer with “The […]

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Greatest love, adventure story

Let’s start out with a four-question quiz on the Bible. Are the Gospels part of the Bible? Did Jesus write one of the books of the Bible? Was Paul or Moses a figure from the Old Testament? Which of the following wrote a Gospel: Luke? John? Paul? Peter? We’ll give the answers at the end. […]

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Memories of Flood of ’93

Following the path of the record flood waters this week from devastated central Iowa to the Mississippi River along the Diocese of Peoria’s western border — and now points south — has been like watching a disaster unfold in slow motion. And for those of us who saw or lived through the Flood of 1993 […]

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God views beyond YouTube

By: Tom Dermody There are moments of grace, and then there are ungraceful moments. We all experience both. One of the latter for me happened while walking into a packed theater moments before a play was to begin. Failing to notice an electrical cord stretched across the aisle, I tripped and fell face first to […]

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