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Centennial Mass in Dallas City Saturday

DALLAS CITY — For a century, the members of Sacred Heart Mission in Dallas City have worked hard to build up the Catholic Church and the faith in Hancock County wouldn’t be the same without them, according to Father Tony Trosley. “The church there, in the very best sense of the words, is a proud, […]

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Actor to address Diocesan Rosary Festival Oct. 26

Television actor Chris Kramer will give a witness talk during the Diocesan Rosary Festival planned for 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The festival serves to open a time of preparation for a special Year of the Most Holy Rosary to be observed in the Diocese of Peoria from […]

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Diocese’s priests meet

EAST PEORIA — Among the things on the mind of Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, as he spoke at the conclusion of Priests Assembly Days on Wednesday afternoon were two items on nearly everyone’s mind around the country: the Nov. 4 election, and the emerging crisis in financial markets. First, with just about three weeks […]

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Losing a beloved pet

The following essay was written by Evan Thompson, a senior at Peoria Notre Dame High School, as part of his application to the University of Notre Dame. It is timely reading following last weekend’s feast of St. Francis of Assisi and the many related pet blessing ceremonies around the Diocese of Peoria. Evan is the […]

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End-of-life issues focus of health care ethics day Oct. 23

MORTON — End-of-life issues are the focus of the Diocese of Peoria’s Health Care Ethics Conference 2008 scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. As it was last year, the conference will be held in Morton at Ashland House, 201 E. Ashland St. Featured keynote speakers are Dr. Thomas Pitre, who […]

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Coal Valley, area parishes plan 6-week series

COAL VALLEY — If the members of St. Maria Goretti Parish get their way, their church — and all the churches in the Quad Cities area — will be a little fuller for Christmas. The adult faith formation committee of St. Maria Goretti Parish is sponsoring a six-week series called “Inviting Catholics Home,” which is […]

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‘Radical’ bill seen as threat to pro-life gains

A national Catholic pro-life leader visiting the Diocese of Peoria this week warned of legislation on the horizon that is “more radical than Roe vs. Wade” when it comes to the sanctioning of abortion in the United States. Thomas J. Grenchik urged Catholic citizens to contact the offices of their U.S. representatives and senators to […]

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As wedding nears, Darin and Molly get marriage insurance

Third in a series GENESEO — Darin Ries and Molly McKean aren’t getting married until next month, but they’ve already taken out insurance on their life together. They call it natural family planning. “The thing that almost every NFP teacher will tell you is that studies have shown that this is marriage insurance,” Darin said. […]

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Two incredible gifts: Our daughter, the rosary

Editor’s note — The Diocese of Peoria will celebrate a Year of the Most Holy Rosary from Aug. 15, 2009, through May 31, 2010. A Rosary Festival at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Oct. 26, 2008, will serve to kick off a year of preparation for the rosary year. Further details will appear in […]

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St. Mary’s Hospital, Streator, names Fenton president, CEO

Joanne Fenton, a nurse and health care executive with extensive experience in hospital management, has been named president and chief executive officer of St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator. She succeeded Richard Carlson, who had been serving as interim CEO, on Sept. 29. “I am very humbled to be joining St. Mary’s and the Hospital Sisters […]

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