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Assistant principals move up at three schools after mentorship experiences

Another way new principals have been given an opportunity to grow professionally is to serve as assistant principals for a year or more, in some cases while they complete their master’s degree in educational administration. “Mentorship is critically important for any new principal, public or private,” said Jerry Sanderson, associate superintendent of schools for the […]

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Totus Tuus comes one month after Princeton teens witnessed tragedy

The teens at St. Louis Church in Princeton gather for night prayer as their Totus Tuus session comes to an end July 19. That experience of prayer is an important component of the program, according to seminarian Jack Swoik (standing against the wall). (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

PRINCETON — Totus Tuus couldn’t have come at a better time for members of the youth group at St. Louis Church. Returning home from the Steubenville Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, members of the youth group witnessed a fatal car accident on Interstate 80, just outside of South Bend, Indiana. The accident was […]

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Support sought for new, larger chapel at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph, Bloomington

An artist's rendering of a new chapel planned for OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. (Provided photo)

BLOOMINGTON — As OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center marks 50 years at its current location, plans are being finalized for a new, larger, and more prominent chapel to serve the spiritual needs of patients, families, and hospital staff. A proposed $1.5 million expansion and renovation project would result in a 3,000-square-foot chapel between the […]

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Diocese preparing to move Sheen to Peoria; responds to NY statement

The New York court has granted Joan Sheen Cunningham the right to remove the remains of her uncle, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (pictured), from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City for transfer to St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria.

The Diocese of Peoria issued the following statement June 12 regarding the transfer of the remains of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, and addresses a statement issued yesterday, June 11, by the Archdiocese of New York. Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Preparations Begin […]

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New York court again rules Sheen’s remains may be transferred to Peoria

The New York court has granted Joan Sheen Cunningham the right to remove the remains of her uncle, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (pictured), from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City for transfer to St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria.

The Diocese of Peoria has reacted with “great joy” to a decision by a New York court in favor of Joan Sheen Cunningham’s petition to move the remains of her uncle, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, from New York City to Peoria. “It is the hope that this process will begin immediately,” said a diocesan press […]

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Fr. Jeffery Small, ordained 25 years ago, is now serving as a hospital chaplain

Born in Racine, Wisconsin, Father Jeffery Small attended St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee from 1986 to 1989. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in theology from Marquette University in 1989, and completed studies for the priesthood at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Father Small has served as parochial vicar […]

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Prior to ordination 25 years ago, God had called Fr. Thomas Gibson ‘Suddenly’

HOOPESTON — After attending vows ceremonies and ordinations for three older brothers, Father Thomas Gibson had no intention of becoming a priest. That changed “Suddenly” as he was preparing for his senior year at the University of Notre Dame. “I worked as a stockbroker during the summers. The summer before senior year I actually landed […]

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