Share Christmas recipes and memories with ‘Post’ readers

The Catholic Post test kitchen is open and it’s time to start preparing the cookies, candies, cakes and breads — as well as main dishes and beverages — that will be featured in the newspaper’s 2011 edition of “A Taste of Christmas.” This special section, which will be published in our Dec. 25 issue, not […]

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Four new monsignors named; high honor for Msgr. Beebe

By: By Tom Dermody Pope Benedict XVI has honored four priests of the Diocese of Peoria by appointing them “Chaplains to His Holiness” with the title of monsignor. In addition, the pope has raised Msgr. Charles Beebe, 67, episcopal vicar for the permanent diaconate and pastor of parishes in Roanoke and Benson, to the rank […]

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Recently released films reviewed based on moral suitability

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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Fear, faith, and films

Yes, we see that the horror film “Paranormal Activity 3” is atop the movie box office. That’s sad, given the satanic elements of the plot and crude language, but not unexpected as Halloween approaches. Still, October has been a surprisingly good month for inspirational fare in theaters. And since we embrace The Christophers’ motto that […]

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Memorial Tree prayer service to remember deceased babies

Parents who have lost a baby during infancy or pregnancy are invited to remember their children at an Elizabeth Ministry Memorial Tree prayer service on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Resurrection Cemetery, 7519 N. Allen Road, in Peoria. It will begin at 3 p.m. Father William Miller, IC, who chairs the Diocesan Respect Life Board, will […]

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Lessons of faith prescribed at diocesan health care event

Photo Caption: Deacon David Steeples, pastoral care director at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, and Deacon George Wagner, pastoral care director at OSF Saint James John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac. By: By Jennifer Willems Even after 2,000 years the ministry of Jesus still has much to teach health care providers about caring for […]

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Events in Manito Nov. 19 to help fund proposed new church

Photo Caption: A preliminary sketch of the proposed new Immaculate Conception Church in Manito as seen from South Adams Street. MANITO — Members of Immaculate Conception Church here hope to “raise the roof” in more ways than one when they host a Harvest Hoe-Down Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Nov. 19. The event is a […]

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Maryknoll missioners grateful for Diocese of Peoria support

Photo Caption: Maryknoll Father Bill Donnelly, a Peoria native and longtime missionary, holds a copy of his graphic novel on Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. (See his story following the centennial event article below.) By: By Tom Dermody From roots in the Diocese of Peoria, they have gone on to proclaim the Gospel for decades around […]

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Diocesan-produced video on Mass changes can be seen online

Photo Caption: A screenshot of the diocesan video that was played at all Masses in early October anticipating the new English translation of the Roman Missal that goes into effect Nov. 27. Catholics across central Illinois have another way to study and reflect on the new English translation of the Roman Missal and they can […]

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