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U.S. bishops recognize three with ‘people of life’ honor

US bishops recognize three as ‘people of life’ HOUSTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities recognized three individuals who have continuously answered the call to respect life. The honors came Aug. 9 during the secretariat’s annual national conference for respect life ministers, this year held in downtown Houston. The USCCB honored Msgr. […]

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25-week Bible study planned at St. Jude’s, Peoria

St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans is the topic for a 25-week Bible study that will be offered this fall at St. Jude’s Church, 10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Part of the Catholic Scripture Study program, the course will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 21. The classes include group discussion, […]

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Catholic Single Adults Club new member picnic Saturday

The Catholic Single Adults Club (CSAC) of Central Illinois is planning a picnic for new members for Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Wedgewood Swim and Tennis Club, 6616 N. Mountello Drive, in Peoria. It will begin at noon. Because the group has the use of a picnic shelter, the event will take place rain or […]

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All aspects of high school life are chaplain’s mission field

By: By Jennifer Willems Students at Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Peoria have access to a resource that students in many other dioceses don’t: chaplains. “We have the luxury of having guys in there full time. That says something about our diocese,” said Father Patrick Henehan, who for 10 years was the chaplain […]

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New Marquette Academy to open in Ottawa Aug. 17

By: By Jennifer Willems OTTAWA — More than 500 students will walk through the doors of the new Marquette Academy on Aug. 17, making it the first school in the Diocese of Peoria to enroll young people from pre-kindergarten through high school. “It will be neat to see them all be Crusaders, to see them […]

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Historic changes in Streator as four parishes to consolidate

By: By Tom Dermody STREATOR — The four Catholic parishes that have served this community for a century and beyond will consolidate into one new parish effective Sept. 29, according to a plan approved by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. The new parish, formally established by Bishop Jenky on July 1, will be named St. […]

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Capsule reviews and ratings of recently released movies

Following are capsule reviews and ratings of recently released films. The reviews are by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film and Broadcasting. For full reviews of these films, as well as earlier releases, visit www.usccb.org/movies This list will be updated periodically as the reviews are […]

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Benefit in Wenona Aug. 21 for parishioner battling cancer

Benefit for Wenona parishioner Aug. 21 WENONA — St. Mary’s Church, 207 W. Third St. South, will host a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Aug. 21, to benefit Susan (Myszkowski) Baker, a parishioner who is battling cancer of the pancreas, liver, stomach and spleen.The fundraiser starts with a bake sale from 2 to 4 p.m. in […]

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Dr. Howell invited by U. of I. to teach; Newman role explored

Dr. Kenneth Howell has been offered a visiting instructional appointment to the University of Illinois to teach “Introduction to Catholicism” this fall. Discussions are under way to determine an ongoing role at St. John’s Catholic Newman Center in Champaign that complements his teaching, according to Patricia Gibson, chancellor of the Diocese of Peoria. The invitation […]

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Catholic cemeteries an important mission of the church

We don’t often see Catholic cemetery workers or managers. Maybe that’s why we also don’t often thank them, and that’s too bad. After all, in a way they’ll be taking care of us much longer than even our closest loved ones. And we won’t be able to voice our gratitude when they or their successors […]

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