Bearing witness to truth

By: By Sharon Priester Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 3 Acts 4:8-12; Psalm 118:1,8-9,21-23,26,28,29; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-8 My husband and I recently had the opportunity to spend a week with two of our grandchildren. We all had a good time, playing, laughing, visiting the zoo and searching for shells as we enjoyed the […]

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Our Rx

There is frightening language being used this week regarding the dangerous influenza with the odd name that’s spreading around the world. As The Catholic Post went to press on Wednesday, the World Health Organization raised its alert level and signaled a global pandemic could be imminent. “It really is all of humanity that is under […]

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17 Again

Rating: A-III (PG-13) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Pleasant, though unremarkable romantic comedy about a dissatisfied middle-aged man (Matthew Perry) who gets his wish to be a high-school student (Zac Efron) […]

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Pray for vocations with Heading Ave. Franciscans

WEST PEORIA — The Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception are inviting area Catholics to join them in praying for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life during an adoration hour of prayer on Sunday, May 3. Adoration will take place from 1:15 to 2 p.m. in the chapel of Immaculate Conception Convent, […]

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Pro-life activist Scheidler to speak in Henry May 6

HENRY — Joseph Scheidler, national director of the Pro-Life Action League, will deliver a talk on Wednesday, May 6, at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 401 South St. Scheidler’s talk, to begin at 6 p.m., is sponsored by the Henry Knights of Columbus. It is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. […]

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Catholic Charities plans birthmothers celebrations

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria will hold its annual Birthmother’s Day Celebrations and Blessings at four locations in May to honor and remember the women who place their children for adoption. All members of the adoption experience — birthmothers, birthfathers, adoptees, adoptive parents and those who support them — are invited to attend […]

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Deacon named ‘volunteer of the year’

For Deacon Joseph O’Tool of St. John the Apostle Parish in Woodhull, the motivation to visit the inmates at the Henry C. Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg comes down to something very simple. “You really have to believe, ‘When I was in prison, you visited me.’ You have to know the person sitting in front […]

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