Ordained to Serve

Three transitional deacons ordained, along with one permanent deaconBy DIANE SCHLINDWEINManaging Editor  On May 12, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki ordained three seminarians to the traditional diaconate, as well as one…

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He grabbed my rosary and never let go

In 2008, my grandson Cillian was born at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was beautiful and perfect, as all children are. Over the next few days, however, he developed…

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Sacred Art

Diocesan artist restores statues,  churches all for glory of God By DIANE SCHLINDWEIN     Managing Editor HILLSBORO — While he was still a very young man, Joseph Williams’ talent and his…

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