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Franciscan’s final vows seen as ‘ultimate commitment to God’

Intense prayer and a Franciscan spirituality were already part of her life when Sister M. Faustina Chesnut, OSF, started exploring a vocation with The Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis in East Peoria. A Secular Franciscan with three regularly scheduled hours of eucharistic adoration each week at St. John Vianney Church in Sherman, […]

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Illinois bishops invite all Catholics to Springfield March 3

Clergy and laity from around Illinois will be traveling to Springfield this Wednesday, March 3, for the Second Annual Catholics at the Capitol. Sponsored by the Catholic Conference of Illinois (CCI), it will begin with a Mass celebrated by the bishops of Illinois at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 524 E. […]

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Offer Lenten series at St. Thomas, Peoria Heights

PEORIA HEIGHTS — “The Journey of Faith: Where Is It Taking Me?” is the theme of an adult education series for Lent that is being sponsored by St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. The series is scheduled for the first four Tuesdays in March, with each session beginning at 7 p.m. in the lower level of […]

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Godspell coming to The High School of Saint Thomas More

CHAMPAIGN — The High School of Saint Thomas More will present “Godspell” with performances at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11 and Friday, March 12, and at 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 13. Tickets are $10 per adult, $9 per senior or faculty member, and $7 per student. Seating is limited, and ticket […]

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Now available: Subscribe online to The Catholic Post

The Catholic Post, the newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria, now accepts subscriptions to our newsprint version online using a credit card. To instantly begin or renew your subscription to the newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria, click on the “How to Subscribe” link on the left side of this page. The yearly cost is […]

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Triple joy as 3 second grade classmates baptized in R.I.

ROCK ISLAND — Second-grade students at Jordan Catholic School here got a very practical education on the sacrament of baptism last Friday when they witnessed three of their classmates receiving it. “There is a lot of love and support here for you,” Father Michael Schaab told the newly baptized students, who stood with their parents […]

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Tiger’s confession and our reconciliation

After Tiger Woods’ nationally televised and dissected mea culpa last Friday, Psychology Today blogger Stanton Peele published a readers guide on “How to Score Your Favorite Confessions/Apologies.” An addiction specialist, Peele reviewed the litany of celebrities who in recent months have issued public statements after being caught in private misdeeds: entertainers including David Letterman, sports […]

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Vianney play: Bringing s saint to life, and a boost to priests

GALESBURG — “Go forward with a new enthusiasm for the priesthood.” That challenge, issued Tuesday by actor Leonardo Defilippis from the stage of Brophy Auditorium at Costa Catholic Academy, was embraced by hundreds who saw his dramatic portrayal of St. John Vianney at five regional performances in the Diocese of Peoria this week. After receiving […]

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Hundreds continue faith journey, fill cathedral at Rite of Election

Photo Caption: Hundreds of candidates and catechumens from throughout the diocese continued their journey toward the Easter sacraments at the Rite of Election on Feb. 21. By: By Tom Dermody The rituals that twice filled St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria last Sunday with men, women and children from across the diocese taking an important step […]

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