Catechetical Leadership event features a surprise appearance

Photo Caption: Barb Liska, regional director of education for the Rock Island, Henry and Kewanee vicariates, challenged catechists with her words and appearance. By: By Jennifer Willems Very few people recognized the woman who silently entered the conference room at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria and stood along the outer edges of the room, […]

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Catholic Charities will open baby pantry, furniture bank

Photo Caption: Sara Ramos, Hispanic Outreach coordinator for Catholic Charities, is shown with some initial items donated to the new baby pantry, set to open along with a furniture bank on Sept. 12. By: By Tom Dermody Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria is seeking donations, volunteers, and clients for two new efforts to […]

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Diocese files lawsuit over Obama administration’s HHS mandate

Photo Caption: “I have an obligation to protect the church’s ability to freel practice our religion,” said Bishop Jenky in filing the federal lawsuit on Aug. 9. By: By Tom Dermody Seeking protection of the “most fundamental of American rights,” the Catholic Diocese of Peoria filed a federal lawsuit on Aug. 9 against Health and […]

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Catholic schools may be ‘more necessary than ever’: Bishop

Photo Caption: Catholic school principals from around the Diocese of Peoria met in Peoria Aug. 14 to kick off the new academic year with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. By: By Jennifer Willems As they prepared to start another academic year, administrators from schools around the Diocese of Peoria took some […]

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

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 with the media pioneer or whose lives were influenced by his ministry. Did you ever meet Archbishop Sheen, […]

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Sister Judy (Laurentine) Miller, OP, Peoria native, dies

Photo Caption: Sister Judy Miller, OP, taught at St. Bernard’s School in Peoria from 1981 to 1994. SINSINAWA, Wis. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 13 in Queen of the Rosary Chapel here for Sister Judy Miller, OP, a Peoria native who also ministered in central Illinois. Burial followed in the […]

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Donations of shoes sought in Peoria, Bloomington areas

Photo Caption: Peoria-area parishes as well as OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington are seeking donations of gently used or new shoes in August. Catholic groups in the Peoria and Bloomington areas are seeking donations of gently used or new men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes. In Peoria, St. Ann’s Parish WATCH (We Are The […]

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Coaches urged to model virtues, faith to win the highest prize

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, gives the homily during a Mass at the first Diocesan Coaches Retreat Aug. 5 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. Nearly 120 coaches and athletic directors attended. By: By Tom Dermody A former Major League Baseball player, an Olympic skier, two Catholic priests and a bishop were […]

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At Georgetown, Ryan defended budget as fruit of Catholic teaching

Photo Caption: Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a Catholic who chairs the House Budget Committee, speaks at Georgetown University in Washington April 26. By: By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service Editor’s Note — We offer this Catholic News Service story from late April for background and discussion following the Aug. 11 announcement of U.S. Rep. Paul […]

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