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Priests get directives on Mass, sacraments during this ‘difficult moment in history’

Priests of the Diocese of Peoria are shown at last May's Mass of Ordination for Father Daniel McShane at St. Mary's Cathedral. (The Catholic Post file/Tom Dermody)

“I suspect that we shall remember these times for the rest of our lives.” So wrote Msgr. Philip D. Halfacre, vicar general, in a letter to priests of the Diocese of Peoria after Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, suspended all Masses March 13 because of coronavirus concerns. The letter to priests included a series of […]

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New shrine to Mary is blessed on site of tornado-damaged church in Naplate

St. Mary’s Shrine is an open-air stone structure filled with items from the former St. Mary Church in Naplate, near Ottawa. (Provided photo/Terry Cavanaugh)

NAPLATE — A shrine in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary was blessed May 12 on land that until a tornado hit in early 2017 was the site of a Catholic church under her patronage. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, presided at the dedication of St. Mary’s Shrine, an open-air stone structure at 2005 Center […]

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