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Bishop Jenky nears 10th anniversary; gala set June 1

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky is pictured in his office on the fourth floor of the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. The bishop marks his tenth anniversary as Bishop of Peoria on April 10. By: By Jennifer Willems Editor’s Note — The following story appeared in a 36-page special section in the April 1, 2012 issue […]

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New site, Hispanic outreach for Champaign ‘Catholic Connected’

Photo Caption: “Catholic Connected: Beyond the Pew” will draw members of Catholic parishes throughout the Champaign vicariate to The High School of Saint Thomas More on Sunday, April 29. CHAMPAIGN — All Catholics in the Champaign vicariate and their guests are invited to gather for the 2012 “Catholic Connected: Beyond the Pew” celebration of faith […]

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Recent movies reviewed by CNS on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Jason Burkey and Rachel Hendrix star in a scene from the pro-life themed movie “October Baby.” 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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Text of Bishop Jenky’s speech at religious freedom rally

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Friday, March 23, more than 120 communities around the United States hosted “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rallies calling on the U.S. government to drop a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services forcing employers, including religious ones, to provide coverage of contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients in their health insurance […]

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Benkovic to keynote diocesan widowed, divorced conference

Photo Caption: Johnette Benkovic will speak at the Diocesan Conference for the Widowed and Divorced June 16 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. Catholic media personality and author Johnnette Benkovic will be the featured speaker at a Diocesan Conference for the Widowed and Divorced on June 16 that will also include a dozen workshops […]

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13 parishes awarded religious ed grants totaling $26,904

Thirteen parishes in the Diocese of Peoria have been awarded grants totaling $26,904 for religious education projects from funds allocated by the Fulton Sheen Endowment for Religious Education. It is one of three major endowments created by contributions to the Rooted in Faith Capital Campaign conducted in 2004. The Fulton Sheen Endowment provides support for […]

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‘Night of Knights’ to honor eight from diocese on April 14

PEKIN — Eight members of the Knights of Columbus from around the Diocese of Peoria will be honored at the 24th annual “Night of Knights” recognition dinner on Saturday, April 14. Archbishop Schlarman Council No. 3507 in Pekin will host the 24th annual event at its clubhouse, 715 N. 11th St. The evening is sponsored […]

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Jesus turns cross into pulpit, showing us how to live, die

By: By Msgr. Stuart Swetland Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, April 1 At the procession with palms: Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16 At the Mass: Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9,17-18,19-22,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1 — 15:47 Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord To attempt a commentary on Palm Sunday and the Passion of […]

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Key time to support faith as Annual Diocesan Appeal nears

Photo Caption: The 2012 Annual Diocesan Appeal will be conducted in most parishes the weekend of April 21-22. This year’s goal is $5.6 million. Saying “now is a particularly important time to support our faith as the secular world threatens our ability to freely practice our religion,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has encouraged a […]

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State-wide conference draws 381 school leaders to Normal

Photo Caption: Cardinal George of Chicago was principal celebrant for the Mass for the Illinois Catholic School Principals and Presidents Conference. With him are Bishop Condon, Bishop Paprocki, and Bishop Jenky. By: By Jennifer Willems NORMAL — Words of praise mixed with words of challenge when principals and presidents of Catholic schools in Illinois recently […]

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