Champaign, Danville to host meetings on adoption process

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria will hold meetings to present information about its adoption program on Thursday, July 7, and on Monday, July 11. Both will run from 6 to 7 p.m. The first meeting will take place at the Catholic Charities branch office at 1315A Curt Drive in Champaign. The second will […]

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New Mass texts changing more than words: Institute speaker

Photo Caption: Father Douglas Martis fields questions after his presentations on how the third edition of the Roman Missal in English invites Catholics to renew their understanding of the Mass. By: By Jennifer Willems If people focus on changes in language to the exclusion of all else, they will be missing an opportunity to change […]

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Bishop in Streator Sunday for Mass and procession

STREATOR — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will join members of St. Michael the Archangel Parish this Sunday, June 26, for a Mass and procession in honor of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. During the 1 p.m. liturgy, Bishop Jenky will install Father Philip Halfacre as the new pastor. […]

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Theology on Tap in Peoria lists July sessions, speakers

Young Catholic adults are invited to discuss their faith in a relaxed setting on Wednesday evenings in July during the 2011 Theology on Tap series in Peoria. Topics and speakers for the four sessions — all to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Kelleher’s Irish Pub, 619 S.W. Water St. in Peoria — have been announced […]

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Capsule reviews of recently released movies

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 the CNS movie site here. This list will be updated regularly, and all reviews are copyright (c) 2011 […]

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Bishops approve first major statement on physician-assisted suicide

By: By Nancy Frazier O’Brien, Catholic News Service BELLEVUE, Wash. (CNS) — Taking on the issue of physician-assisted suicide in the state where voters most recently approved it, the U.S. bishops declared suicide “a terrible tragedy, one that a compassionate society should work to prevent.” Approved 191-1 June 16 at the bishops’ spring general assembly […]

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Boston archdiocese opens cause for Opus Dei priest

BRAINTREE, Mass. (CNS) — The Archdiocese of Boston has opened the canonization cause of an Opus Dei priest, Father Joseph Muzquiz, who established the organization in the United States and worked for many years in the greater Boston area. About 150 people, many of whom are local members of Opus Dei, attended the ceremony held […]

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Bishop Jenky: “Imminent risk” to Catholic Charities’ mission

Editor’s note: This is the full text of a June 7 letter by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, to Catholics of the Diocese of Peoria. For more information, see related story here. —– To the Priests, Deacons, Religious and Laity of the Diocese of Peoria Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with enormous […]

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