We will be saved and have ‘fullness of life’

By: By Msgr. Stuart Swetland First Sunday of Lent, Feb. 17 Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Psalm 91:1-2,10-11,12-13,14-15; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13 It is well known that in Hebrew, the name Jesus means “God saves” (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church 430.) But what does it mean to be saved? The readings for this First Sunday in Lent […]

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Abby Johnson delivers pro-life challenge to 500 at St. Jude’s

Photo Caption: “If all the pro-lifers in Peoria put actions behind their prayers, the abortion clinic in this area would close,” said Abby Johnson at St. Jude’s Church on Feb. 5. By: By Nancy Piccione, for The Catholic Post “This is not your pro-life activity of the year,” Abby Johnson, an abortion clinic worker turned […]

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Moline Scoutmaster helps form ‘men of integrity and faith’

Photo Caption: Scout Master Bob Graves hangs the neckerchief of Troop 109 of Sacred Heart, Moline, on new Tenderfoot Gabe Sink at a recent Court of Honor. By: By Jennifer Willems COAL VALLEY — Bob Graves calls himself a “Scout geek.” There’s no denying his love for all things Scouting. He also cares deeply about […]

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Scouts reminded that ‘duty to God’ comes before all else

Photo Caption: Connor Messmer of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Peoria Heights, receives the Light of Christ Medal from Bishop Jenky at the Diocesan Scout Mass on Feb. 10. Father Glenn Harris, chaplain, looks on. By: By Jennifer Willems Everyone knows that Scouts are expected to be trustworthy, helpful, courteous, obedient, loyal, friendly, kind, cheerful […]

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Catholic Charities opens first ‘Share Your Heart’ campaign

In this time of Valentines and expressions of love, the renewed Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria is inviting people to “Share Your Heart” with a gift in support of its mission to serve those in need around central Illinois. “There are so many children, women, families, and elderly that need us, especially in […]

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Christian marriage celebrated at Marriage Mass, Date Night

Photo Caption: Dexter and Bethany Brigham of St. Louis Parish, Princeton, take part in a “60 Seconds to Energize Your Marriage” exercise during the Valentine Date Night following the Diocesan Marriage Mass Feb. 9. By: By Tom Dermody One couple’s wedding was three months ago, while another husband and wife had been married for 67 […]

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Dominican Sisters are coming to St. Jude, Peoria Notre Dame

Photo Caption: Gianna Vitale, a fourth grader at St. Jude Catholic School in Peoria, meets Mother Assumpta Long, OP, prioress general of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. By: By Jennifer Willems Another dream has come true for St. Jude’s School and Peoria Notre Dame High School. Father Patrick Henehan, pastor of […]

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Decry Illinois Senate passage of redefinition of marriage bill

Photo Caption: Catholics from the Diocese of Peoria are encouraged to join concerned citizens from throughout Illinois at the State Capitol in Springfield on Feb. 20 for a “Defend Marriage” lobby day. The organization representing the state’s Catholic bishops today decried Senate passage of redefinition of marriage legislation, saying lawmakers are blatantly ignoring the institution’s […]

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Diocese’s March for Life pilgrims share ‘inspiring’ experience

Unforgettable. Inspiring. Amazing. Those are just some of the words representatives of the hundreds of pilgrims from the Diocese of Peoria used to describe the experience of being in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 25 for the national March for Life and accompanying prayerful events. “Looking behind me during the march and seeing thousands of pro-life […]

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