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Meet Therese Peck, new president of the Christ Child Society of Central Illinois

The newly installed officers of the Christ Child Society of Central Illinois are (from left) Kathy Stomberg, immediate past president; Therese Peck, president; Judy Weber, circle liaison; Carol Romanowski, first vice president; Martha Groeper, treasurer; Elaine Mills, second vice president; Beth Miller, recording secretary; and Father John Verrier, spiritual moderator. Not shown: Becky Fay, corresponding secretary.

As the oldest of 10 children, Therese Peck learned early on to care for little ones in need around her. That continues in retirement, as she begins her two-year term as president of the Christ Child Society of Central Illinois. “I just thought it was such a nice gift for moms who chose life, especially […]

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Sister Kathleen Ann Mourisse, OSF, elected president of Heading Avenue Franciscans

Sister Kathleen Ann Mourisse, OSF

WEST PEORIA — Sister Kathleen Ann Mourisse, OSF, has been elected to serve as president of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception. She succeeds Sister Paula Vasquez, OSF, who will complete her second term in June. Elected to serve on the general council were: Sister Irene Marie Fritch of Peoria, vice president, […]

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Religious, lay leaders react to Donald Trump’s win in presidential election

President-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan in the early morning hours Nov. 9. (CNS/Shawn Thew, EPA)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Lay and religious leaders of all stripes reacted to news of Donald J. Trump’s upset win in the Nov. 8 presidential election. Most expressed hope that Trump would pay attention to their agenda, while others were more decidedly downbeat and still others counseled prayer. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president […]

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