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Julie & Julia

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. Charming, frequently funny dramatization of passages in the lives of master chef Julia Child (a marvelous Meryl Streep) and Internet blogger Julie Powell […]

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Married couples sought to help prepare others

The Office of Family Life of the Diocese of Peoria is looking for married couples to assist with diocesan marriage preparation programs. “An essential component of a couple’s successful preparation for marriage is the witness of Christian marriage by those who help prepare them for marriage, said Craig Dyke, associate director. “The Office of Family […]

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Assumption obligation is waived

Because the Aug. 15 feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on a Saturday this year, the obligation to attend Mass on the holy day is abrogated. The Assumption commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into heaven. In the Diocese of Peoria, the feast marks the beginning of a […]

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No ‘Post’ next week

There will be no issue of The Catholic Post next week as the newspaper completes its more relaxed summer schedule. The next issue will be dated Aug. 23. The offices of the newspaper, however, will be open as usual. Contact the staff with story ideas and photo requests at (309) 671-1550, ext. 286.

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Knights present traveling icon of Mary to diocese

After completing a two-year pilgrimage of Knights of Columbus councils throughout Illinois, an icon of Our Lady of Charity will find a permanent home in the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. The icon, a large framed lithograph that includes a papal blessing and message, was presented as a gift to Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, […]

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Dream comes true: Classes start at St. Jude

Another chapter in the history of St. Jude’s Parish in Peoria will be written on Tuesday, Aug. 18, when 49 children walk through the doors of the newest school in the Diocese of Peoria. A presentation and blessing for the new St. Jude Catholic School and its students will take place at 9 a.m. in […]

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100 years of care, healing

GALESBURG — The yearlong centennial celebrations of OSF St. Mary Medical Center will culminate this month at a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. The Mass will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2401 N. Broad St. Msgr. Ernest Pizzamiglio, pastor, will join Bishop […]

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‘Beer summit’ with bishop gets personal

Two days before last week’s much publicized “beer summit” in the White House Rose Garden, about 125 young adults met informally over beverages of choice with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. The participants came away from a “Stump the Bishop” night — part of the Theology on Tap summer series taking place at Kelleher’s Irish […]

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Year of the Rosary begins

Among those at the intersection of the universal church’s Year for Priests and the Diocese of Peoria’s soon-to-begin Year of the Most Holy Rosary is Msgr. Paul Showalter. With a strong devotion to Mary since his birth in Rock Island nearly 70 years ago on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Msgr. Showalter […]

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King’s House to be renamed ‘Nazareth’

Photo Caption: An aerial view of King’s House of Retreats in Henry, which will be renamed “Nazareth House” during ceremonies on Sept. 15. HENRY — The diocesan retreat center here will be known as “Nazareth House” following a Mass of Renaming to be celebrated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, on Sept. 15. For nearly […]

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