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Christ Child Society marks decade of loving service here to new moms in need

Shari Paris of St. Mary Parish, Pontiac, and Patricia Grove of St. Mary of the Woods Parish, Princeville, measure fabric that will be used to make receiving blankets for the layettes prepared by the Christ Child Society of Central Illinois. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Bringing a baby home from the hospital is a joyful occasion for most families. For others, that joy can be overshadowed by stress if they are in need that places their precious newborn at risk. For the last 10 years, two chapters of the Christ Child Society in the Diocese of Peoria have worked hard […]

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Pro-lifers in Quad Cities grateful Planned Parenthood clinic is closing

Vicki Tyler, executive director of the Women's Choice Center of the Quad Cities, shows models illustrating human life from conception to birth to a group of young visitors to the center's mobile unit July 13 at St. Mary Church in Rock Island. The Women's Choice Center is a pro-life outreach located across the street from Planned Parenthood in Bettendorf, Iowa, which among its services has offered abortions for nearly two decades but may soon close. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

BETTENDORF, Iowa — The pro-life community in the Quad Cities is expressing optimism but vowing to continue their prayer and educational efforts after learning that the Planned Parenthood clinic here is expected to close. “Obviously we are very pleased with the announcement that Planned Parenthood would close four more clinics in Iowa, including our local […]

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