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Webinars planned to help people talk to lawmakers about assisted suicide

Noting that legislation to legalize assisted suicide is coming to Illinois, the Catholic Conference of Illinois is planning training sessions to help people formulate “well-thought, organized, and respectful responses” when talking to lawmakers. Leading the webinars will be Bob Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, and Dawn Fitzpatrick, senior coordinator of Human […]

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Funeral held for Sister Joanne Feist, 88; Bloomington native taught for 46 years

Sister Joann Feist, OP

SINSINAWA, Wis. — A funeral Mass was offered Dec. 17 for Sister Joann (Antonia) Feist, OP, at the motherhouse of the Sinsinawa Dominicans here. A natural burial took place on Dec. 8 in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Sister Joann died Dec. 6, 2022, at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. She was 88. Born in […]

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Family activities with O Antiphons bring focus back to Jesus as Christmas nears

There are a number of ways families can use Katie Bogner's illustrations of the O Antiphons. Here, they are cut out and can be colored to hang as ornaments on the tree. To find and download them, go to her blog, looktohimandberadiant.com and search for O Antiphons. (Provided graphic/Katie Bogner)

In the days to come families will be getting together for good food and good conversation. Catechist Katie Bogner said it wouldn’t take much to invite Jesus to the festivities and get to know him through the O Antiphons. “The O Antiphons pop to mind because they’re specifically prayed and celebrated in that last week […]

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Peoria Notre Dame wins 5th soccer state title, shares joy with area schools

Peoria Notre Dame soccer players and coaches pose with the IHSA Class 2A boys trophy they earned with a 3-1 win over Chatham Glenwood to cap a 23-3-1 season. The title match was played at Hoffman Estates High School on Nov. 5. (Provided photo/Cindy Dermody)

Peoria Notre Dame again proved it has one of the state’s elite high school soccer programs with a 3-1 win over Chatham Glenwood on Nov. 5 to claim the Illinois High School Association boys Class 2A title. The Irish earned their fifth boys soccer state championship by prevailing in a game played in 30 mph […]

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Exhibit on eucharistic miracles feeding hunger people may not know they have

Kristen Kucner and daughters Lucia (asleep), Julia and Anna of Dunlap learn more about a eucharistic miracle from Poland, where the girls' grandfather is from. They visited the Vatican International Exhibition of "The Eucharistic Miracles of the World" on Nov. 19 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems

When 9-year-old Anna Kucner learned the Vatican International Exhibition of “The Eucharistic Miracles of the World” was coming to the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria, she said to her mother, Kristen, “We’re going.” “I read a book called ‘Eucharistic Miracles’ and I thought the whole thing was so cool,” she told The Catholic Post while […]

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Pioneering aquaponics tower yields first harvest at Holy Cross School, Champaign

Seventh-grader Lara Rand holds the fruits -- or rather, lettuce -- of their labors in the the aquaponics lab at Holy Cross School in Champaign. The school is the first in the country to have this technology and plans to share what they have learned with others. (Provided photo)

CHAMPAIGN — Lettuce might not be the top food choice for most seventh-graders, but most seventh-graders aren’t growing their own lettuce in an aquaponics lab like they are at Holy Cross School. The technology being piloted at the Champaign school uses a water-based, nutrient-rich solution to grow food instead of soil. The lab was dedicated […]

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Where will the Diocesan Traveling Monstrance be in December?

Some changes have been made to the schedule for Holy Hours with the Diocesan Traveling Monstrance in December. The corrected schedule is: Dec. 1, Immaculate Conception, Carthage; Dec. 5, Sacred Heart, Warsaw; Dec. 8, Sacred Heart, Dallas City; Dec. 12, St. Patrick, Raritan; Dec. 15, St. Theresa, Alexis; Dec. 19, St. Ambrose, Milan; Dec. 22, […]

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