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Bishop proclaims Sept. 26 as Catholic Charities Sunday

With Catholic Charities USA celebrating its 100th anniversary Sept. 25-28 during its annual convention in Washington, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has proclaimed this Sunday, Sept. 26, as Catholic Charities Sunday throughout the Diocese of Peoria. In the Diocese of Peoria, Catholic Charities was incorporated in 1942, though individual and group endeavors to help the […]

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University of Notre Dame Club lecture planned Oct. 4

Moral and Character Education in Catholic Schools will be the topic of a presentation in the University of Notre Dame Club of Peoria’s Hesburgh Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Peoria. The speaker will be Dr. Daniel K. Lapsley, a professor and chair in the department […]

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40 Days for Life opens Wednesday in Peoria, Champaign

By: By Tom Dermody Participants in the “40 Days for Life” campaign to end abortion that opens Sept. 22 in Peoria, Champaign, and around the U.S. were challenged to be “sentinels of hope” to their communities during a prayerful kickoff event on the banks of the Illinois River on Sunday evening. “We are here because […]

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Respect Life activities set in diocese throughout October

The Measure of Love Is to Love Without Measure is the theme for this year’s observance of Respect Life Sunday and parishioners across the Diocese of Peoria will be demonstrating that love in a variety of ways on Sunday, Oct. 3. One of those activities will take men, women and children to the streets to […]

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Capsule reviews and ratings of recently released films

The following movie reviews are supplied 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 regularly. —– “Devil” (Universal) The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — […]

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At Mass in Scotland, pope urges Catholics to a public faith

GLASGOW, Scotland (CNS) — Celebrating Mass for tens of thousands of faithful, Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholics to promote the “wisdom and vision” of their religion in the public square. A society that tries to do without religion ends up living in a self-destructive moral jungle, the pope said at a liturgy in Glasgow Sept. […]

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Preserve Christian tradition, pope urges in Great Britain

EDINBURGH, Scotland (CNS) — Arriving in Scotland on the first leg of a four-day visit to Great Britain, Pope Benedict XVI appealed for preservation of the country’s long Christian tradition and warned against “aggressive” forms of secularism and atheism. “Your forefathers’ respect for truth and justice, for mercy and charity come to you from a […]

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Bus trips offered to join bishop at 2011 March for Life

Traveling to Washington, D.C., for the March for Life in January just got a little easier. At the request of Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, diocesan-sponsored travel options are being offered to those who wish to join him in Washington on Jan. 24, 2011, to pray, rally and march together. Also in development are a […]

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Trustworthy people must know which ‘master’ they serve

By: By Sharon Priester Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 19Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113:1-2,4-6,7-8; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 As I read Luke’s Gospel this week, I found it difficult to understand. How can a dishonest person be commended for “acting prudently”? I consulted a homily aid by Father Charles Irvin, a retired priest of […]

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850 pray with Bishop Jenky at Catholic Schools Mass

By: By Jennifer Willems Editor’s note: Photos from the event may be viewed by clicking on either the Post Photos camera icon at left or by visiting the Catholic Post’s Facebook site. With the first few days of school behind them, 850 Catholic school students came from all four corners of the Diocese of Peoria […]

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