Sister Joanne Di Iulio, CHM, dies at 92; taught at Alleman H.S. for three decades

Sister Joanne Di Iulio, CHM

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Sister Joanne Di Iulio, CHM, a longtime teacher at Alleman High School in Rock Island, died Dec. 8, 2018, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, Iowa. She was 92. Visitation is planned for Friday, Dec. 14, at the Humility of Mary Center in Davenport, beginning with a rosary at 4 p.m. […]

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For new mother from East Moline parish, ‘it was time’ to join the Catholic Church

Heather Sacco, holding her 12-week-old daughter Natalie, is flanked by her mother-in-law and sponsor, Terri Sacco, and husband, Nick, after the Rite of Election at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on Feb. 18. Already baptized, Heather will be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on March 31 at St. Anne Church in East Moline."It's just such a blessing," Terri Sacco said. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Heather Sacco has been going to Mass at St. Anne Church in East Moline since she started dating her husband, Nick, eight years ago. It surprised a few people, then, when she recently stood in front of the assembly and declared her intention to be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church at […]

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Church in Silvis filled as diocesan tour of relic of St. John Paul II continues

Erin Whyte helps her 9-month-old daughter, Gianna, to touch the pilgrim relic of St. John Paul II, a vial of his blood encased in a Book of the Gospels, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Silvis on Aug. 16. Erin and Matt Whyte and their three children belong to St. Catherine Parish, Prophetstown, in the Diocese of Rockford. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

SILVIS — The first thing people see when they enter Jean McGuinty’s house is “a great big picture” of St. John Paul II — and several little ones, too. “I’ve always had tremendous respect and admiration for him,” said McGuinty, a member of St. Pius X Parish in Rock Island. She was one of several […]

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Father Logan remembered as ‘kind, dedicated’ at funeral Mass in Rock Island

Father Logan

ROCK ISLAND — A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Feb. 15 at Sacred Heart Church here for Father Johnjoseph DePorres “Jerry” Logan, administrator of Sacred Heart and St. Mary parishes in Rock Island. Father Logan, whose 37 years of priestly life included service at all Rock Island parishes as well as periods as pastor […]

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