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Take faith into public square, urges Respect Life Dinner speaker Tom Brejcha

Thomas Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, speaks at the Respect Life Dinner in Peoria on Oct. 7. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

People of faith need to be heard in the public square despite efforts to silence them, the keynote speaker for the 37th annual Respect Life Dinner said in Peoria on Oct. 7. “If we don’t put our values there on display — unflinchingly, eloquently, unreservedly — why should anyone pay attention to us,” asked Thomas […]

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Post editor shares ‘unique perspective’ of pro-life reporting at Respect Life Dinner

Tom Dermody, editor of The Catholic Post, shared some of the memorable stories from his 38 years of covering pro-life activity in the Diocese of Peoria as keynote speaker of the annual Respect Life Dinner on Oct. 1. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

While food for thought is always served along with an excellent meal at the annual Respect Life Dinner in Peoria, guests also received helpings of praise, hope and encouragement when Tom Dermody, editor of The Catholic Post, exchanged his notebook and camera for a spot behind the microphone. More than 150 people gathered at Barrack’s […]

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Catholic Post editor Dermody will keynote Respect Life Dinner on Oct. 1

Tom Dermody, editor-in-chief of The Catholic Post.

Tom Dermody, editor of The Catholic Post, will be the keynote speaker at the 36th annual Respect Life Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 1, at Barrack’s Cater Inn in Peoria. The dinner, which begins at 6 p.m. and features updates on area pro-life activities, raises funds to purchase materials for the Family Resources Center in Peoria. […]

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The five “P’s” of pro-life explained by keynoter at annual Respect Life Dinner

Following his Oct. 2 keynote presentation at the Respect Life Dinner in Peoria, Father Dennis Wilde, OSA -- associate director of Priests for Life and a professional pianist -- had the crowd clapping along with a rousing medley of patriotic and spiritual tunes. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Planned Parenthood may have two “P’s,” but those attending the 35th annual Respect Life Dinner in Peoria on Oct. 2 were given five “P” words with which to promote and defend the sanctity of all human life: prayer, persuasion, political responsibility, presence, and perseverance. “The other side wants the public to think that we’re condemning […]

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