No ‘Post’ next week

There will be no issue of The Catholic Post next week as the newspaper continues its tradition of skipping one issue in each of the summer months of June, July, and August. The next issue will be dated Aug. 2. Correspondents should note that the final skip issue of the summer will be the one […]

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Cathedral history focus of exhibit at diocesan museum

For anyone wanting to learn more about Catholic history in central Illinois, this summer is the perfect time to “take a trip down memory lane” at the new Peoria Diocese and Archbishop Sheen Museum. During the months of July and August, the diocesan museum — located on the first floor of the Spalding Pastoral Center […]

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72-mile walk to saint’s tomb a ‘good road’

NORMAL — Pilgrims will flock to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain next Saturday, the Feast of St. James, to celebrate the life of the apostle who was martyred for his faith. Joining them in spirit will be two pilgrims from central Illinois who recently walked 72 miles to visit the saint’s […]

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Diocesan anniversary Mass to include 25ths

Couples celebrating their golden anniversaries this year will have some company at the Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass, which is planned for Sunday, Sept. 13, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. This year the festivities have been expanded to include couples who have been married 25 years, according to Tim Roder, director of the diocesan Office […]

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Deacon Sondag to victim assistance coordinator role

Deacon Bob Sondag of Manito has been named victim assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Peoria. He succeeds Ann Slaughter, who has held the position since it was established in 2003. The appointment, which was announced last week by Patricia Gibson, chancellor and director of the curia, was effective July 1. “It’s with humility that […]

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Fr. Dittmer named to seminary post

The Diocese of Peoria this week announced changes affecting the leadership of the St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center serving Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan universities as well as Heartland Community College in Bloomington-Normal. Father Antonio Dittmer, chaplain and director of the Newman Center since 2005, will become head spiritual director at Immaculate Heart of Mary […]

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Program, staff cuts at Catholic Charities

The State of Illinois budget crisis has forced Catholic Charities to make painful program and staffing reductions that are expected to adversely affect thousands of children, youths and adults across central Illinois. “It is with a heavy heart and extreme concern that today at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria we announce the beginning […]

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100 seek God’s plan for lives at Emmaus Days

Photo Caption: 22 freshman and sophomore boys took part in Emmaus Days Session III at St. Bede. By: By Jared Olar God has an individual plan for everyone, and we are called to cooperate with that plan whatever it may be. That important message was delivered to about 100 boys and young men who took […]

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The importance of leisure

By: By Msgr. Stuart Swetland Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 19 Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23:1-3,3-4,5,6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34 “Come away by yourself to a deserted place and rest awhile” (Mark 6:31). “For he (Christ) is our peace” (Ephesians 2:14). “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures he gives […]

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