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Fr. Henehan: The best Catholic school teachers nurture souls

Photo Caption: Father Patrick Henehan, pastor of St. Jude’s Parish in Peoria, speaks with some of the 850 participants at the 2011 Diocesan Teacher Institute Oct. 7 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. By: The full text of the keynote talk by Father Patrick Henehan at the 2011 Diocesan Teacher Institute in Peoria Jesus […]

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Candle blessing ceremony Nov. 2 at Calvary Mausoleum

ROCK ISLAND — Blessed candles will be placed at gravesites in Calvary Cemetery here at 9 a.m. on All Souls Day. The remembrance candles will be blessed at the mausoleum, 2901 12th St., on Wednesday, Nov. 2. While the candles will be placed by cemetery staff, friends and families are invited to attend the blessing […]

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Correction on time of Social Teaching Institute Oct. 29

An advertisement in the Oct. 16 issue of The Catholic Post included an incorrect start time for the Diocese of Peoria’s Catholic Social Teaching Institute on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. The institute is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., not from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as stated in […]

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Post seeks Christmas recipes, memories for annual section

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 not only features the foods that make the holidays so […]

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Speaker offers parents 10 guides to raising chaste teens

Photo Caption: After a talk at The High School of Saint Thomas More on Oct. 21, Jason Evert (center) poses with Father Robert Lampitt and students Terence Schmutz, Alex Sabol, Claire Taylor, and Sarah Johnson. By: By Tom Dermody Don’t give teenagers “the talk” regarding sexuality, Jason Evert advised about 100 parents Thursday night. “Give […]

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Recently released films reviewed on basis of 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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Four priests named monsignors; high honor for Msgr. Beebe

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 also appointed Msgr. Charles Beebe, 67, episcopal vicar for the permanent diaconate, to the rank of Protonotary Apostolic, the top level of monsignor and considered the […]

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Diocese grateful as Commission on Women marks 25 years

Photo Caption: Linda Howley-Skuby of Bloomington, president of the Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society, offers Father David Whiteside a token of appreciation after his presentation Oct. 1. By: By Jennifer Willems They may not wear uniforms, but the women who serve in countless ways in parishes throughout central Illinois were […]

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Bears’ senior director talks sports, faith at Newman Center

Photo Caption: Lauren Thomas accepts a signed copy of “Sports and Faith” from author Patrick McCaskey following the Bears’ senior director’s talk at the John Paul II Catholic Newman Center. By: By Tom Dermody NORMAL — Chicago Bears’ senior director Patrick McCaskey was fielding questions about football and his Catholic faith as smoothly as Devin […]

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When Princeton nun visited Africa, poor entered her heart

Photo Caption: Sister Anne Germaine Picard, SMP, offers rosaries to the teachers in on of the schools she visited in Cameroon. By: By Jennifer Willems PRINCETON — The poor are real. “The poor are no longer just a concept in my head, but in my heart,” said Sister Anne Germaine Picard, SMP, who left Princeton […]

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