Holy Family eighth-graders remember Holocaust victims

Remembering the millions of people killed in the Holocaust can help us prevent or stop similar atrocities in the world today. That was one of the important lessons driven home last week for the students of Holy Family School in Peoria as they took part in Holocaust Remembrance Day activities on Monday and Tuesday. On […]

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Diocese now welcoming prayer requests at

A new prayer request feature at the Web site of the Diocese of Peoria has been launched as another way the Catholic community in central Illinois can draw closer to God through the helpful tools of modern digital media. Visitors to the diocesan home page,, can now access the prayer request page, called “Peoria […]

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2009 Annual Diocesan Appeal under way

With an invitation to count our blessings even in challenging economic times, the 2009 Annual Diocesan Appeal has opened in parishes across the Diocese of Peoria. “Every day we should count our blessings, especially the fact that we belong to the Catholic Church,” said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, in a video message promoting the […]

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‘Hands of the Lord’: DCCW honors 29 women for service

Photo Caption: Twenty-nine women from 18 parishes were honored at the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s annual Appreciation Luncheon. By: By Jennifer Willems Without the women who volunteer so many hours to their parish communities, “the diocese would come to a screeching halt,” according to Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. On Tuesday, April 21, the […]

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Saved from the flood of sin

By: By Father Douglas Grandon Third Sunday of Easter, April 26 Acts 3:13-15,17-19; Psalm 4:2,4,7-8,9; 1 John 2:1-5a; Luke 24:35-48 According to The Wall Street Journal, three billionaire brothers in Hong Kong have “just the answer for the rising waters threatening the global economy.” The Kwok brothers have built a life-sized replica of Noah’s ark […]

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Miss California and our guys

At first glance, or any subsequent look, no one would confuse Miss California, Carrie Prejean, with any of the 1,000 or more Catholic men from all corners of the diocese who will join Bishop Jenky this Saturday for the annual “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith.” And while a throng of Catholic men marching […]

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The Great Buck Howard

Rating: A-III (PG) 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. Charming show biz comedy about a law school dropout (Colin Hanks) who takes a job as road manager for a once-famed but now […]

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