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Vatican announces reforms of U.S. women’s religious group

Photo Caption: Members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious march through Woldenberg Riverside Park in New Orleans for a prayer service to preserve the wetlands in this 2009 file photo. By: By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Citing “serious doctrinal problems which affect many in consecrated life,” the Vatican […]

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Full text of Bishop Jenky’s homily at men’s march and Mass

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, delivers his homily April 14 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria during Mass at the “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith” event. Editor’s note: Following is the full text of the homily of Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at the Mass during the April 14 “A Call […]

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‘Heroic Catholicism’ needed in face of threats, bishop tells men

Photo Caption: More than 500 men begin a mile-long walk from the Peoria riverfront to St. Mary’s Cathedral during “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith” on Saturday, April 14. By: By Tom Dermody “Heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism” is required to confront state and federal threats to religious liberty and the church’s public ministries, […]

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Recent movies reviewed by CNS on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Taylor Schilling and Zac Efron star in a scene from the movie “The Lucky One.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. 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 […]

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Women’s Apostolate of Mount Alverno prays for vocations

Photo Caption: Sharon Jokhy and Norina Sinclair, guests from St. Jude’s Parish in Peoria, join in the prayers of the Catholic Women’s Apostolate of Mount Alverno before a recent lunch. By: By Jennifer Willems EAST PEORIA — Prayer has power. If you have any doubts about that, just spend a few minutes with the members […]

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Psalms to be focus May 5 when Cavins returns to diocese

Jeff Cavins is back. For five years Cavins gave people throughout central Illinois a brand new way to study the Bible and savor Scripture with major presentations at the Diocesan Summer Institute. After two years away, he is returning on Saturday, May 5, to give an overview of a new Bible study, “Psalms: The School […]

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We must not fear, but proclaim “My Lord and my God!”

By: By Sharon Priester Second Sunday of Easter, April 15 Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31 As we all know, Jesus chose men to come follow him and be disciples. These men witnessed Jesus healing the sick and teaching the people how to live their lives loving God and their neighbor, and […]

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Filmmaker helps us to see, respond to, Christ in the poor

Photo Caption: Former network television producer Gerry Straub poses with Haitian children during the filming of his latest documentary, “Mud Pies and Kites: Death and Resurrection in Haiti.” By: By Tom Dermody BLOOMINGTON — Laughing and chatting, the student body of Central Catholic High School walked through the doors of the school auditorium April 3 […]

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Pekin woman shares her ‘wonderful journey’ into church

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky greets Jamie Wire and her daughter Ruby Sayers after the Rite of Election at St. Mary’s Cathedral. By: By Jennifer Willems PEKIN — When Jamie Wire was first approached about exploring the Catholic faith through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at St. Joseph’s Church, she demurred. “I said, […]

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Faith-based leadership means standing out, serving others

Photo Caption: Stephen Rudolph, right, one of the featured speakers at the Faith-Based Leadership Conference on March 31, takes part in a table discussion with Dan Bohan, left, and Ray Ramirez. By: By Tom Dermody At a time when some — including government officials — perceive Catholics as weak, those who believe in the Risen […]

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