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The color of labor evident at Bloomington window project

Photo Caption: David Graves of Jacksonville Art Glass removes stained glass from Holy Trinity Church, Bloomington, for repair and restoration. The U.S. bishops’ message for Labor Day emphasizes the dignity of work. BLOOMINGTON — Among those who enjoyed a break as the nation celebrated Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6, were workers who have spent […]

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Words of healing, hope at Catholic Charismatic Conference

Photo Caption: “Jesus knows where we need to be healed,” said Father Paul Burak, one of the speakers at the July 30-31 Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference in Peoria. By: By Jennifer Willems In a world that moves quickly, constantly and with a great deal of noise, the concept of healing can be puzzling. “Healing often […]

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‘Spontaneous love’ as diocese hosts Mother Teresa relics

Photo Caption: Mary House of Champaign touches a case containing sandals worn by Blessed Mother Teresa during a visit of the sainthood candidate’s relics to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on July 16. By: By Tom Dermody As the world prepares to observe the 100th anniversary of Blessed Mother Teresa’s birth on Aug. 26, the […]

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A Milestone Week ahead for new Peoria hospital facility

Photo Caption: The new Children’s Hospital of Illinois and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria will be blessed and dedicated July 16 as part of a series of grand opening events for the “Milestone Project.” By: By Tom Dermody “Just look what God has done with and through and for all of us and […]

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‘Different’ Summer Institute accomplishes goal for catechists

Photo Caption: Deacon Michael Mannino of Galesburg and his wife, Molly, look over catechetical resourses offered by exhibitors at the 2010 Summer Institute. By: By Jennifer Willems Mission accomplished. Dr. Vincent McClean, director of the Office of Catechetics, said he was very pleased with the feedback from the reconfigured 2010 Diocesan Summer Institute, which was […]

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Fr. Carlson, Fr. Pankiewicz ordained for diocese, assigned

Photo Caption: Father Paul Carlson, left, and Father James Pankiewicz lay prostrate on the sanctuary floor of St. Mary’s Cathedral. (For dozens more photos from the ordination, click on the camera link at left.) By: By Tom Dermody With “hearts full of joy,” the Diocese of Peoria welcomed Father Paul R. Carlson and Father James […]

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And baby makes 101 . . . to wear family’s heritage baptismal gown

Photo Caption: Wearing his family’s hertitage gown dating back to 1902, Patrick Benjamin Baxley is baptized by Msgr. Albert Hallin at St. Joseph’s Church, Ivesdale. (To view more photos, click camera icon at left.) By: By Jennifer Willems IVESDALE — Patrick Benjamin Baxley was accompanied by many holy men and women when he was brought […]

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