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Parishes in Henry unite under patronage of St. John XXIII

Photo Caption: As an act of unity, descendants of the founding families of St. Joseph Parish gave an altar cloth to Father Tom Mizeur for use at St. Mary Church, the primary worship site for St. John XXIII Parish. By: By Jennifer Willems HENRY — New names bring new opportunities for people throughout the Old […]

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Court: Closely held companies protected from HHS mandate

Photo Caption: Pro-life demonstrators celebrate June 30 outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington as its decision in the Hobby Lobby case is announced. By: By Patricia Zapor WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include […]

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Pope to presidents: Only God can bring peace to Holy Land

Photo Caption: Pope Francis looks on as Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas embrace during an invocation for peace in the Vatican Gardens June 8. By: By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praying for peace in the Holy Land alongside leaders of long-antagonistic nations, Pope Francis […]

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Four new priests are ordained for the Diocese of Peoria

Photo Caption: Newly ordained Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, Father Matthew Hoelscher, Father Corey Krengiel, and Father Kyle Lucas with Bishop Jenky and Msgr. James Kruse, left, and Msgr. Paul Showalter. By: By Tom Dermody Challenging them to serve “with constant joy and genuine love” and to imitate “those selfless priest heroes who came before you,” Bishop […]

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Meet the four who will be ordained priests on May 24

Photo Caption: All four transitional deacons are completing studies for the priesthood at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. By: By Tom Dermody Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will ordain four men to the priesthood on Saturday, May 24, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will […]

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Men of diocese respond to call to be good news messengers

Photo Caption: Participants in the 2014 “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith” make their way up Madison Ave. toward St. Mary’s Cathedral in a public witness of faith on Saturday, April 26. By: By Tom Dermody Like an overwhelming response to a heavenly “help wanted” ad, Catholic men from around the Diocese of Peoria […]

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Priests renew vow to announce Gospel with joy at Chrism Mass

Photo Caption: Consecrated women were among those in a packed cathedral offering sustained applause for the priests of the Diocese of Peoria, who renewed their commitment to priestly service at the Chrism Mass. By: By Jennifer Willems Sad people make ineffective missionaries, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, told those who attended the annual Chrism Mass […]

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Kewanee Hospital is renamed, blessed as OSF Saint Luke

Photo Caption: The former Kewanee Hospital was blessed and dedicated as OSF Saint Luke Medical Center during ceremonies on April 2 welcoming the facility into the OSF Healthcare System. By: By Tom Dermody KEWANEE — With prayers for patients and staff and a belief that “God brought our two wonderful organizations together,” Kewanee Hospital was […]

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Vatican experts OK reported miracle attributed to Abp. Sheen

Photo Caption: The March 6 announcement is a “significant step” in the cause for beatification and canonization of Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a native of El Paso and a priest of the Diocese of Peoria. By: By Catholic News Service and Catholic Post staff A seven-member team of medical experts convoked by the Vatican reported […]

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