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Father Alfonso Espino Garcia to parochial vicar, St. Anne’s Parish and St. Mary’s Parish, East Moline, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Silvis Father Joseph Hogan, while remaining pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish, Urbana, to administrator, St. Lawrence Parish, Penfield, and St. Charles Borromeo Mission, Homer Father Stanislaus Mutajwaha, from parochial vicar, St. Patrick’s Parish, […]

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250 teens to join Bishop Jenky in D.C.

Every year since Jan. 22, 1973, when the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion through the Roe vs. Wade decision, hundreds of thousands of people from across the country have participated in a “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. Among them this year will be nearly 250 Catholic high school students from the Diocese of […]

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Bishop to join March for Life throng

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will join hundreds of representatives from the Diocese of Peoria and tens of thousands of other participants at the national March for Life and supporting events this week in Washington, D.C. “This year especially, I thought it was necessary to witness in Washington, D.C., to the Gospel of Life,” Bishop […]

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Life rally here set on historic day

The presidential inauguration will be on the minds of many this Tuesday, including those attending that evening’s Sanctity of Human Life Rally in downtown Peoria. Derrick Jones, communications director for the National Right to Life Committee, will be the featured speaker at the rally, where he will talk about what President Barack Obama’s election portends […]

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Looking for a few good kids . . .

GALESBURG — Mr. Marcos Sanchez is just looking for a few good kids — about 30, actually. That’s how many young people he hopes will attend next month’s first “Boot Camp” in Galesburg of the newly forming Spoon River Valley Company of the Young Marines, a national youth organization dedicated to teaching the best values […]

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Women’s dignity, prayer focuses of event Feb. 28

The Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society invites women across central Illinois to begin their Lenten journey at a day of recollection on Saturday, Feb. 28. The day will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria with the sacrament of reconciliation, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the […]

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Two parish halls completed

As the Catholic Church concludes its Christmas season this weekend, the members of St. Ann’s Parish in Peoria and St. Edward’s Parish in Chillicothe will still have much to celebrate as Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, dedicates their new parish halls. St. Ann’s Parish Center, located behind the church and rectory at 1010 S. Louisa […]

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Nun to share truths about climate crisis

DAVENPORT, Iowa — There’s a new resource for champions of the environment on both sides of the Mississippi River, and she offers words of hope for the future along with words of caution. “It’s not too late,” said Sister Cathleen Real, CHM, who was one of 135 men and women chosen to take part in […]

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Services at St. Vincent’s, Peoria, for Fr. Amar, 64

A funeral Mass was offered Tuesday, Dec. 30, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Peoria for Father Mubarak Anwar Amar, a former pastor of parishes in Elkhart, Mount Pulaski, and DePue who in recent years had been on leave of absence for health reasons. Father Amar, 64, died on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at […]

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Father Finnell dies after fall; funeral Jan. 3 in Morton

MORTON — A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Blessed Sacrament Parish here for Father Eugene L. Finnell, pastor emeritus who guided the Morton parish for 28 years. Father Finnell, a former director of vocations and superintendent of Catholic education for the Diocese of Peoria, died Saturday, Dec. 27, […]

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