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Editorial: Our appetite for violence sours with its real taste

Photo Caption: A woman prays at a memorial July 22 for victims behind the theater where a gunman opened fire on moviegoers in Aurora, Colo. A Catholic life embraces mystery on so many levels. We don’t know how the bread and wine become the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ. We don’t know what […]

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Series to explore religious liberty issues, Year of Faith

Wishing to support Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, and other church leaders in their strong calls to defend religious liberty, as well as to prepare for the approaching “Year of Faith” proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI, a group of area Catholic laymen decided to take action. The result is a four-part series of monthly talks […]

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Charismatic Healing Mass set July 31 at Chillicothe parish

CHILLICOTHE — A Charismatic Healing Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at St. Edward’s Church, 1216 N. Sixth St. The celebrant will be Father Thomas Taylor, parochial vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Peoria Heights. Prelude music will begin at 6:45 p.m. Individual prayer will be available after Mass. […]

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Share a Sheen memory or faith impact with ‘Post’ readers

Photo Caption: Did you ever meet the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen? Did his ministry impact your life? As we approach the Sept. 9 diocesan celebration of Pope Benedict XVI advancing the sainthood cause of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, The Catholic Post is collecting memories from persons in central Illinois who had encounters […]

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$65,714 in grants awarded from Provena Covenant Foundation

URBANA — The Provena Covenant Medical Center Foundation has awarded more than $65,000 to six local agencies for programs that impact community health needs. The grants were announced July 18 through a new fund called “FAITH2” — the Fund to Accelerate Innovation Towards Healing and Hope. “Each of the programs being funded present an exceptional […]

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Celtic garden is blessed at St. Patrick’s Parish, Arlington

ARLINGTON — A new Celtic garden added to the landscaping on the southwest side of St. Patrick’s Church here was blessed and dedicated following the 10:30 a.m. Mass on June 24. Its design replicates miniature gardens found throughout Ireland and features a Celtic cross, meditation bench, imported stepping stones inscribed with an Irish blessing, and […]

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Bishop’s final decisions near after yearlong study of parishes

Catholics of the Diocese of Peoria will soon learn the results and implications of the yearlong “Growing in Faith Together” study that will impact all parishes. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is now studying the final recommendations made by the Diocesan Planning Commission following a two-day meeting in late June. The advisory group weighed recommendations […]

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Our appetite for violence sours with its real taste

Photo Caption: A woman prays at a memorial July 22 for victims behind the theater where a gunman opened fire on moviegoers in Aurora, Colo. A Catholic life embraces mystery on so many levels. We don’t know how the bread and wine become the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ. We don’t know what […]

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The Good Shepherd is needed now more than ever

By: By Tim Irwin Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 22 Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23:1-3,3-4,5,6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34 The humble sheep enjoys a unique notoriety in Sacred Scripture as compared to other domesticated grazing animals. There are 4,970 references to sheep in the Bible and only 277 references to cattle. Nowhere does the Bible […]

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Groundbreaking set July 26 for new Family Resources Center

Photo Caption: An artist’s rendering of the proposed new home for the Family Resources Center, to be located across Monroe Street from the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. By: By Jennifer Willems Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will advance the cause of respect for life again this Thursday, July 26, when he blesses and breaks […]

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