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Mayor, meteorologist discuss faith in family and workplace

Photo Caption: Bob Kuener of St. Jude’s Parish in Peoria makes a point during a table discussion at the Faith-Based Leadership Seminar in Peoria on March 23. Looking on is his wife, Kristen. By: By Tom Dermody/The Catholic Post The Weather Channel certainly influenced television meteorologist Marcus Bailey’s life. He admits he watched the network […]

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If we don’t say it, we’re going to burst

We have a suggestion for Catholics of the Diocese of Peoria when the word “Alleluia,” liturgically buried for the 40 days of Lent, returns to our lips during Easter Masses: say it or sing it especially joyfully and robustly. Not that “Alleluia,” an expression of praise to God, should ever be mumbled or sung without […]

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Relic of St. Mary Magdalene draws crowds at stops in diocese

Photo Caption: Ambrosia Sanchez of St. Hyacinth’s Parish in LaSalle places her rosary atop a case holding a piece of the tibia (leg bone) of St. Mary Magdalene during veneration at the church on March 14. By: By Tom Dermody, The Catholic Post LA SALLE — A dear friend of Jesus “visited” the Diocese of […]

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Pope washes feet of 12 young detainees to show service

Photo Caption: Pope Francis kisses the foot of a prison inmate during a Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Rome’s Casal del Marmo prison for minors March 28. Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 young people. By: By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told young inmates […]

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Says judge’s order affects religious liberty of all Missourians

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — A federal judge’s decision to strike down portions of a Missouri law protecting conscience rights of those who object to coverage of contraceptives and abortifacients in their health plans attacks the conscience rights and religious liberty of all Missouri citizens, said the state’s Catholic conference. Judge Audrey Fleissig of the U.S. […]

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Pope: Good priests bring joy, comfort to those in need

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called on the world’s priests to bring the healing power of God’s grace to everyone in need, to stay close to the marginalized and to be “shepherds living with the smell of the sheep.” Those priests “who do not go out of themselves” by being mediators between God and […]

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CNS reviews of recent movies based on moral suitability

Photo Caption: Animated characters appear in the movie “The Croods.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-I — general patronage. 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 […]

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Jeff Cavins returning April 27 with faith formation program

Photo Caption: Jeff Cavins will present an overview of “Walking Toward Eternity: Making Choices for Today” during a seminar in Peoria on Saturday, April 27. Over the last eight years Jeff Cavins has brought “The Great Adventure: A Journey Through the Bible” as well as a variety of studies based on books of the Bible […]

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8 local Knights of Columbus members to be honored April 13

STREATOR — Eight members of the Knights of Columbus from around the Diocese of Peoria will be honored for outstanding service during the 25th annual “Night of Knights” Recognition Dinner on April 13. The event, sponsored by the Peoria Diocese Chapter, recognizes members for longtime and/or exemplary dedication to the organization, the church, and their […]

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Jesus gives us cause to celebrate now and for all time

Easter Sunday, March 31 Acts of the Apostles 10:34a,37-43; Psalm 118:1-2,16-18,22-23; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; Sequence: Victimae Paschali Laudes; John 20:1-9 or Luke 24:1-12 or (in the afternoon or evening) Luke 24:13-35 Easter celebrates the focal point of Christianity — the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection provides the lens through which all […]

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