Faith-inspired volunteerism

What do a kidney, a towel, a paintbrush, and cookies have in common? In this issue of The Catholic Post, they are all related to examples of faith-inspired volunteerism. We find it not coincidental but providential that this unplanned thread running through our pages this week came together as National Volunteer Week opens in the […]

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Obama lays out economic steps, plans in Georgetown University speech

WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Barack Obama was warmly welcomed to Georgetown University April 14 for a speech on the economy, in which he said that although more tough times lie ahead, including additional layoffs and stock market ups and downs, “for the very first time, we’re beginning to see glimmers of hope.” In a 45-minute […]

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Bishops: Paraguayan president’s admission of child hurts church image

ASUNCION, Paraguay (CNS) — The revelation that Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, a former Catholic bishop, fathered a child before being laicized has damaged the church’s image, the country’s Catholic bishops said. Bishop Ignacio Gogorza Izaguirre of Encarnacion called the news “a blow against our church.” In a statement issued April 14, a day after Lugo […]

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Hannah Montana the Movie

Rating: A-I (G) 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. Breezy romance with music in which a teen singer (Miley Cyrus), who has gained fame under the pseudonym Hannah Montana, is forced by […]

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Sheen birthday celebration set May 8; relics now offered

Supporters of the sainthood cause of Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen and any who hold him close to their hearts are invited to a celebration next month of the 114th anniversary of the birth of the Diocese of Peoria’s famous native son. The Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation is also offering relics of Archbishop […]

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Diocese to host rosary DVD regional screening on May 3

All Catholics of the Diocese of Peoria are invited to join Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Sunday, May 3, for a Marian prayer event that includes the screening of a new DVD featuring the reflections and prayers of 21 young celebrities on the subject of the rosary. One […]

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Six parishes work together in faith formation

For the seven people from St. Ann’s Parish in Peoria who are preparing to be received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, the community of faith has grown a little larger over the last year. They were among catechumens and candidates from six parishes who came together with their priests and RCIA coordinators […]

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Ceremony for new monsignors is April 23

The public is invited to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Thursday evening, April 23, to prayerfully celebrate the papal honors recently bestowed on seven priests of the Diocese of Peoria. During a 6:30 p.m. vespers service, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will place a ceremonial vestment known as a rochet on each of the […]

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