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Invitation to widowed, divorced

Many of us have been losing money, at least on paper, in recent weeks and words like crisis and despair are appearing in news headlines. But this Sunday afternoon, men and women from throughout the Diocese of Peoria who know what deep loss, crisis and despair really feel like will come to St. Mary’s Cathedral […]

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Pope says Christians should give priority attention to migrants

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Appealing on behalf of the world’s migrants, Pope Benedict XVI said Christians should put their faith into action and give priority attention to refugees and immigrants. The pope said St. Paul — a “missionary to migrants” — should inspire Christians to show solidarity with the diverse world of today’s migrants, including […]

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Vatican’s U.N. nuncio argues for greater protection of human rights

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — Human rights are best protected through disarmament and weapons nonproliferation, argued Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vatican’s apostolic nuncio to the United Nations. “As the human person is the ultimate aim of all public policies, arms regulation, disarmament and nonproliferation must have an interdisciplinary or, more importantly, a human approach,” Archbishop Migliore […]

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Iraqi prelate optimistic Christians will be represented in elections

BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNS) — An Iraqi archbishop expressed optimism that the Iraqi parliament will vote to ensure Christians and other minorities are represented in provincial councils. “Everybody is saying it should be an issue to guarantee the rights of the minorities. The nuncio in Baghdad (Archbishop Francis Chullikatt) played a very strong role, contacting several […]

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Religulous

Rating: O (R) Comedian and TV host Bill Maher attacks spiritual beliefs and religion by traveling the globe interviewing officials and adherents of various faiths — Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Mormon, among them — subjecting all to ridicule. Ignoring both the good done by religious people and institutions and the millions murdered by militantly atheist […]

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Rating: A-I (PG) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. A pampered pooch (voice of Drew Barrymore) is kidnapped by a Mexican dog-fighting ring while on a junket in the custody of her doting owner’s […]

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Rock Island Knights plan recognition event Oct. 12

ROCK ISLAND — Judge Thomas L. Kilbride of the Illinois Supreme Court and member of the Knights of Columbus will be the featured speaker at an annual Recognition and Honors Night sponsored by the Allouez Council Knights of Columbus. The dinner and program will take place next Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Rock Island Veterans […]

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Peoria Notre Dame names 2008 Distinguished Alumnus

Margie Wagner of Peoria has been named recipient of Peoria Notre Dame High School’s 2008 Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Distinguished Alumnus Award. She was recognized at the school’s Homecoming Mass Sept. 26. A 1953 graduate of Academy of Our Lady, one of the schools that would merge to become Peoria Notre Dame, she went on […]

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POST POLL: Does Halloween scare you as a Catholic?

Should Halloween scare us as Catholics? That’s the topic of the current “Post Poll,” which invites readers to share thoughts on matters of Catholic interest. To participate, e-mail us at cathpost@cdop.org with “Post Poll” in the subject line. Feel free to explain what, if anything, concerns you about Halloween, what safeguards or limits you set […]

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St. Mary’s Hospital, Streator, names Fenton president, CEO

Joanne Fenton, a nurse and health care executive with extensive experience in hospital management, has been named president and chief executive officer of St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator. She succeeded Richard Carlson, who had been serving as interim CEO, on Sept. 29. “I am very humbled to be joining St. Mary’s and the Hospital Sisters […]

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