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Cathedral filled as four new priests are ordained for diocese

Photo Caption: Joining Bishop Jenky to impart the final blessing at their ordination Mass on May 26 are, from left, Father Johnathan Steffen, Father Joel Phelps, Father Timothy Hepner, and Father Daniel Gifford. By: By Tom Dermody The ordination of four new priests for the Diocese of Peoria on May 26 not only filled St. […]

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Urges people of all faiths to stand for religious freedom

WASHINGTON (CNS) — After receiving the inaugural Religious Freedom Award May 24, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori encouraged people of all faiths to stand together to defend religious liberty. “U.S. bishops and faithful Catholics in this country, numerous though we may be, cannot fight the tide of radical secularism alone,” Archbishop Lori said at the […]

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Catholics can gain indulgence by praying for families

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics who dedicate themselves to special prayers and efforts to promote the holiness of Christian families can receive special indulgences during the World Meeting of Families May 30-June 2 in Milan. Pope Benedict XVI authorized the indulgences for those who, “truly repentant and motivated by charity, dedicate themselves to the sanctification […]

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Recently released films reviewed by CNS for moral suitability

Photo Caption: Santiago Cabrera portrays Father Vega in a scene from the movie “For Greater Glory.” 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 […]

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4 Theology on Tap sessions set in Peoria during June

Topics and speakers have been announced for the 2012 Theology on Tap series in Peoria on Wednesday nights in June, including a “Stump the Bishop” night with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, on June 27. Theology on Tap is a discussion series for young adults at which faith issues are explored in a relaxed setting. […]

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Father Verdun to senior status: celebration in Delavan June 3

Photo Caption: Father Gerald Verdun is marking both his 40th jubilee of ordination to the priesthood and his move to senior status effective June 13. DELAVAN — For someone who has visited 100 countries, Father Gerald Verdun would have been happy with a simple celebration of two major milestones: his 40th anniversary as a priest […]

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Bishop Jenky ‘wholeheartedly supports’ lawsuits on mandate

Photo Caption: A bald eagle and U.S. flag are seen in an illustration for religious liberty that was created by photographer Lisa Johnston of the St. Louis Review. By: By Nancy Frazier O’Brien of Catholic News Service, and Catholic Post staff WASHINGTON (CNS) — Forty-three Catholic dioceses, schools, hospitals, social service agencies and other institutions […]

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Attitude of GRADitude

Interspersed within this issue of The Catholic Post, and especially within our special section honoring jubilarian priests and consecrated women, are the seeds for a pretty good commencement talk. So cue “Pomp and Circumstance” as we pull out a few quotes that those graduating from elementary schools, high schools, and colleges — indeed all of […]

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Gift of the Holy Spirit helps us share faith, hope, and love

By: By Sharon Priester Pentecost Sunday, May 27 Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1,24,29-30,31,34; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13 or Galatians 5:15-25; John 20:19-23 or John 15:26-27,16:12-15 This weekend we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, the birth of the Church. The first reading begins with the disciples gathering for Pentecost, a feast when the Israelite men […]

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Official clergy appointments 2012

Msgr. Charles J. Beebe, PA, from pastor, St. Joseph’s, Roanoke, and St. John’s, Benson, and episcopal vicar of the permanent diaconate, to pastor, St. Joseph’s, Roanoke, and St. John’s, Benson This appointment is effective on Friday, June 1, 2012 — SENIOR STATUS Msgr. Albert Hallin, PA, from pastor, St. Boniface, Seymour, and St. Joseph’s, Ivesdale, […]

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