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Msgr. Raymond Boyle, PA, dies; funeral Thursday in Seneca

SENECA — Msgr. Raymond J. Boyle, PA, pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish here since 1996 and former pastor of parishes in Ottawa, Rock Island, Silvis, and Hoopeston, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria. He was 82. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 […]

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Sacred Heart Sandwich Program fill bags with united effort

Photo Caption: Christine Kohrman, a volunteer assisting the Sacred Heart Sandwich Program and member of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Morton, pauses while the three food bags on her cart are filled with canned goods. You won’t find them while dashing through the mall, but a full stomach and a full heart can be priceless gifts for […]

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The High School of Saint Thomas More honors Dr. Davis

Dr. Jack Davis has taught American history at The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign since it was founded and this month the administrators, faculty, students, alumni and supporters let him know how much they value his contributions. Named the recipient of the 2011 Paideia Award, “Dr. D” was honored at the annual […]

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Deacon’s angel story now a published children’s book

Photo Caption: Deacon Bruce Bradford holds a copy of “An Angel Named Herald” during a recent book signing at Lagron-Miller in Peoria. PEKIN — Looking for a way to help children adopt the Good News of Luke’s Gospel for their own lives, Deacon Bruce Bradford created the story of Herald. That little angel, who first […]

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Bishop Jenky’s Christmas message to the Diocese of Peoria

Photo Caption: “In this one act of incomparable love and mercy, the whole relationship between God and man was changed forever,” writes Bishop Jenky. Christmas, 2011 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: During this Christmas season in homes and churches around the world, followers of Christ will look upon a Nativity scene with images […]

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Recently released films reviewed on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson star in a scene from the movie “We Bought a Zoo.” 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 […]

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Mexican tour of Blessed John Paul II relics a success

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — The Mexican bishops’ conference declared a nationwide tour of relics of Blessed John Paul II a “total success” as an estimated 27 million Catholics came to venerate the items — including a vial of the late pontiff’s blood — and pray for peace in Mexico. Bishops’ spokesman Father Manuel Corral told […]

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Patriarch’s Christmas message offers Middle East hope

JERUSALEM (CNS) — Amid continuing turmoil in the Middle East, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem sent a message of hope and support to Christians of the region. “It is a very difficult situation. We have to support them. They must not lose hope,” the patriarch said at a Dec. 21 news conference where he […]

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Midnight Masses in Iraq cancelled for security concerns

LONDON (CNS) — Chaldean Catholic officials have canceled traditional Christmas Eve midnight Masses because of security risks. Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk in northern Iraq told the agency Aid to the Church in Need that Christians will spend Christmas in “great fear” because of the risk of new attacks. All services and Masses have […]

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More recipes from Post’s 2011 “A Taste of Christmas” section

Photo Caption: Pictured is a Succarini Cookie. The recipe comes from Jack Rooney in honor of his mother, Mary Marchetti Rooney of Holy Trinity Parish, Cherry. It would have taken at least eight more pages to include all of the recipes that The Catholic Post received in the 2011 edition of “A Taste of Christmas.” […]

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