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‘Post’ earns two national awards

QUEBEC CITY, Canada — The Catholic Post has received two awards from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada for material published in 2016. Both were in the category of “Best Personality Profile.” Jennifer Willems, assistant editor, received second place for her profile of Father James DeBisschop, pastor of Mary, Our Lady […]

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Bishop shares ‘secret’ to a joyful life as Annual Diocesan Appeal opens April 1-2

Sister Salezia Rudyova, FSJB, left, and Mother Vaclava Ballon, FSJB, prepare packets of promotional materials for the 2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal to be sent to parishes around the Diocese of Peoria. Sister Salezia, an assistant in the Office of Stewardship and Development, is in her third year as coordinator of the appeal. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

The invitation to support the 2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal, which will be promoted in all parishes of the Diocese of Peoria the weekend of April 1-2, comes with a bonus — the secret of a happy life. “It’s simple,” says Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, in an eight-minute video to be shown at Masses next […]

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Peoria Notre Dame welcomes teen who met Pope Francis after ‘wish’ and prayer

Pope Francis greets Anthony Stone, 16, of Creve Coeur following the pope's general audience at the Vatican on Aug. 31. (Provided photo)

Homecoming Week at Peoria Notre Dame was just that for its newest student, Anthony Stone. “I feel this is the school where God wants me to be,” said the sophomore on Sept. 16 after his first week at the Catholic high school he prayed he could attend. The path God chose to bring Anthony to […]

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