Deacon England dies; directed diocesan communications office

A committal service took place at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria on Feb. 26 for Deacon Robert England, a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Peoria who served as director of the diocesan Office of Communications from 1979 to 1990. Deacon England died on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Lutheran Home and Services in Arlington Heights. […]

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Why Rock Island declared Feb. 25 ‘Sr. Mary Wolfe Day’

ROCK ISLAND — When Sister Mary Wolfe, BVM, returned to the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque, Iowa, last week, her luggage included something that didn’t take up much room but filled her heart. Tucked away amid nearly 30 years of memories was a proclamation from Mayor Dennis […]

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OSF Saint Francis shares in $25 million gift for center

A new training and conference center will be built at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria thanks to the largest donation in OSF Healthcare history. OSF Saint Francis and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria are the joint recipients of a $25 million gift from Jump Trading, a Chicago-based high frequency […]

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Seminar calls on managers to live, model beliefs at work

Faith-based management sounds difficult, but for the speakers at a daylong seminar that explored the topic last Saturday it came down to something very basic. “We need to witness to our faith by what we say and do, and we need to be Catholic in the business world, in the legal profession, in schools, in […]

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Catholics at the Capitol draws more than 1,000 to Springfield

Photo Caption: Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, assisted by bishops from throughout Illinois, celebrates Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield on March 3. By: By Jennifer Willems SPRINGFIELD — Looking out over a church that was filled to overflowing, the executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois wondered aloud what […]

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