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Trip to May 1 beatification of Pope John Paul II planned

NORMAL — Father Kevin Lucas, chaplain of John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at Illinois State University, is leading a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi that will include attending beatification ceremonies for Pope John Paul II on Divine Mercy Sunday, May 1, 2011. The April 26-May 3 trip has been designated as the official Diocese […]

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Catholic intellectual life needs renewal, says new CUA head

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Calling for a rebirth in Catholic intellectual life, a pursuit that leads to virtue, John H. Garvey was sworn in Jan. 25 as the 15th president of The Catholic University of America in Washington. “As Pope Benedict said at this university in 2008, ‘this is a place to encounter the living God. […]

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Edmonton schools phase out gambling as source of funding

EDMONTON, Alberta (CNS) — Edmonton Catholic Schools’ trustees have voted to abolish gambling activities as a source of school funding. But board chair Debbie Engel says casino revenues will still be used in Catholic schools while the board looks for alternative and sustainable options for the district, which serves the city of Edmonton with publicly […]

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French Senate rejects bill allowing euthanasia on demand

PARIS (CNS) — The French Senate has rejected legislation that would have permitted any adult to request a “quick and painless death.” Under the draft Bioethics Law amendment, French citizens would have been entitled to seek medical help to die when “in a terminal state, or with a serious and incurable illness causing physical or […]

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Widowed, Divorced Advisory Board seeks applications

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, invites widowed and divorced parishioners from throughout the Diocese of Peoria to apply for membership on the Widowed and Divorced Diocesan Advisory Board. Applications are being accepted for a two-year term (2011-13). The board advises Bishop Jenky on the needs of and diocesan outreach to the widowed and divorced. Members […]

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Father Caster to sign copies of new book on Saturday

Father Gary Caster, a priest of the Diocese of Peoria who is currently serving as chaplain at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., will sign copies of his new book “The Little Way of Lent: Meditations in the Spirit of St. Therese of Lisieux” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Lagron-Miller Company […]

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Archbishop Sheen cause again being advanced in diocese

Photo Caption: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a native of the Diocese of Peoria who gained worldwide fame as a media pioneer, author, and missionary, gives a radio address in this file photo. After a 12-week “pause,” the Peoria-based Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation is resuming its efforts to advance the cause for beatification and sainthood […]

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Danville Schlarman inducts two into its Hall of Fame

The Schlarman High School Hall of Fame will gain two new members this Saturday during halftime ceremonies at the Hilltoppers basketball game. Being honored are Edward Smith of Peoria, a member of the Class of 1951, and Sister Rose Marie Anglum, OSF, of Frankfort, a member of the Danville school’s inaugural Class of 1949. The […]

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Recently released movies reviewed by Catholic News Service

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, and all reviews are copyright (c) 2010 Catholic News Service/U.S. Conference […]

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Nation, diocese to prayerfully remember victims of abortion

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, and others from the Diocese of Peoria will join tens of thousands of pro-lifers from all over the United States in the nation’s capital for events marking the Jan. 22 anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. The same day the high court ruled […]

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