Pro-lifers near end of 40-day vigil urged to ‘finish strong’

Photo Caption: David Bereit, national campaign director of “40 Days for Life,” interviews Pat Conklin of Knox County Right to Life outside Peoria’s abortion facility on Oct. 25. By: By Tom Dermody The national campaign director of “40 Days for Life” brought words of encouragement to those taking part in the focused pro-life effort and […]

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Grief journey is never easy, pastoral care ministers told

Photo Caption: In prayer at the Pastoral Care Day of Reflection are Anna Sykes of Holy Family Parish and Provena Hospice, Danville; Lou Lowe of Sacred Heart, Peoria; and Georgia Kelm of St. Teresa, Earlville. By: By Jennifer Willems There is no escaping grief. It touches everyone for different reasons, in different ways and for […]

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Media coverage focus of 2009 Respect Life Dinner

Photo Caption: Father Bill Miller, IC, chairman of the diocese’s Respect Life Board, addresses a crowd of 200-plus at the Respect Life Dinner on Oct. 4. By: By Tom Dermody From biased reporting to sexual and violent content in programming, the media have an impact on life issues and those who promote the sanctity of […]

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If it’s Monday, it’s rosary night for Mendota couples

Photo Caption: Ed Lauer, shown with his wife Roberta, started the weekly rosary group at Holy Cross Church in Mendota 13 years ago. By: By Jennifer Willems Editor’s note — During October, a month of rosary devotion, The Catholic Post will introduce individuals and groups in central Illinois for whom the rosary has special meaning. […]

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Joy as diocesan retreat center is renamed Nazareth House

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky and the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary and members of their Family of the Two Hearts pose with Nazareth House’s new Holy Family statue. By: By Jennifer Willems HENRY — Naming a Catholic institution is a moment of great joy, but it is also a moment of […]

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‘Be strong,’ Bishop Jenky tells parish respect life coordinators

Photo Caption: Newly commissioned parish coordinator Mary Lievens of St. Anthony’s Parish in Matherville receives a certificate from Bishop Jenky. By: Jennifer Willems Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, brought good news and bad news with him when he celebrated Mass for respect life coordinators from around the diocese last Saturday, and he delivered both with […]

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Philo the hub of ‘Extreme Makeover’ generosity

Photo Caption: Msgr. James Ramer celebrates Mass at the construction site. By: By Jennifer Willems PHILO — Need doesn’t make an appointment. It usually comes on fast and strong and requires immediate attention. As students returned to St. Thomas School in Philo, and Holy Trinity School and Central Catholic High School in Bloomington last week, […]

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