‘Light of Hope’ shines brightly at Catholic Charities dinner

By: By Tom Dermody A Major League Baseball coach known for guiding runners to home plate helped direct the generosity of hundreds toward Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria at the agency’s annual “Light of Hope” dinner on June 12. “We’re here tonight to help people to give back,” said Rich Donnelly, a coach […]

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Spirituality of catechists key to passing on faith: speakers

By: By Jennifer Willems They used different images and invoked different spiritual influences, but the three men who talked to the catechists about spirituality at the 2010 Diocesan Summer Institute agreed on the basics: those involved in faith formation must know that they are children of God and allow themselves to be filled with God’s […]

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Catechists urged to look to example of Archbishop Sheen

By: By Tom Dermody As they teach the truth of Jesus in parishes, schools, and homes, catechists would do well to look to the example of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, whose cause for sainthood the Diocese of Peoria is promoting. The way the famed media pioneer carried out a teaching ministry with great love is […]

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‘Different’ Summer Institute accomplishes goal for catechists

Photo Caption: Deacon Michael Mannino of Galesburg and his wife, Molly, look over catechetical resourses offered by exhibitors at the 2010 Summer Institute. By: By Jennifer Willems Mission accomplished. Dr. Vincent McClean, director of the Office of Catechetics, said he was very pleased with the feedback from the reconfigured 2010 Diocesan Summer Institute, which was […]

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View more photos from diocesan events, buy prints

The Catholic Post takes dozens of photos at events it covers, but only a few appear in our printed publication. To view more photos from events such as the recent ordination Mass, diocesan First Communion Mass, or the Catholic Connected event in Champaign, click on the camera logo in the left margin of this page. […]

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Pope appoints cardinal’s secretary as Philadelphia auxiliary

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. John J. McIntyre, secretary to Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, as an auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia. The pope accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Robert P. Maginnis, who has been a Philadelphia auxiliary since 1996. The changes were announced in Washington June 8 by Archbishop Pietro […]

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Says constructive dialogue does not demean, demonize

CHICAGO (CNS) — Dialogue should neither demean nor demonize those with whom one disagrees, Bishop Michael W. Warfel of Great Falls-Billings, Mont., said in the annual Murnion lecture sponsored by the Catholic Common Ground Initiative. The bishop spoke June 4 at the Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where […]

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10,000 join pope at vigil for Year for Priests

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Meeting with nearly 10,000 priests from around the world, Pope Benedict XVI expressed the church’s gratitude for their ministry and encouraged them to resist secularizing influences. At a vigil in St. Peter’s Square June 10 at the end of the Year for Priests, the pope said the clergy shortage cannot be […]

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Faith in Christ, rather than our actions, is what justifies

By: By Father Dominic Garramone, OSB Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 132 Samuel 12:7-10,13; Psalm 32:1-2,5,7,11; Galatians 2:16,19-21; Luke 7:36 — 8:3 Anyone who reads the letters of Paul will notice that he has a thing about justification. He writes about it constantly, and explains and defends his views repeatedly, vehemently even. But he […]

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