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Father Greeley, sociologist, best-selling author, dies

Photo Caption: Father Andrew Greeley, American sociologist and prolific best-selling author, died May 29 at his home in Chicago. He was 85, and is pictured in a 2003 file photo. By: By Michelle Martin, Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Father Andrew Greeley, a Chicago archdiocesan priest and well-known novelist, journalist and sociologist, died late […]

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CCI responds to Tribune editorial promoting marriage redefinition

Editor’s Note — Following is the full text of a letter sent to the Chicago Tribune by Robert Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, in response to an editorial in the May 29 issue of the Tribune urging the Illinois House to approve redefinition of marriage legislation this week. For more information […]

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Paint own work of art, benefit Presence Covenant tonight

URBANA — The Foundation at Presence Covenant Medical Center is partnering with the Art Party Studio to give community members the chance to paint their own work of art.Appetizers and wine will be served starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at the Art Party Studio, (111 S. Walnut St., Champaign. Beginning at 7 […]

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Recent films reviewed on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto star in a scene from the movie “Star Trek Into Darkness.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. 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 […]

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Living in the promise of peace our Triune God can give

By: By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 26Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8:4-5,6-7,8-9; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 I once belonged to a study group that met monthly. At one of the meetings, a member of the group announced with all confidence that he had unraveled the meaning of the Trinity. He […]

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104 jubilarian priests, sisters and deacons honored in section

The May 26 issue of The Catholic Post included a 24-page special section honoring 104 priests, women religious and permanent deacons who have devoted their lives to the people of God and are observing special anniversary years in 2013. They include natives of this diocese, as well as those who are working in central Illinois […]

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Three Salesian priests coming to serve in Champaign area

By: By Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post CHAMPAIGN — There’s something about this city and the followers of St. John Bosco that just seem to go together. This summer three Salesian priests will take up residence at Holy Cross Church in Champaign to serve as pastor and parochial vicar, help with Spanish Masses at St. […]

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New vicars are named for Danville, Kewanee and Pontiac

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has appointed new vicars forane to serve three vicariates in the Diocese of Peoria. All appointments are effective on Wednesday, June 12. Father Greg Nelson, pastor of St. Paul’s Parish in Danville, will become vicar of the Danville vicariate. He succeeds Father Ted Pracz, who has been granted senior status. […]

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New parishes being created for Spring Valley, Fairbury region

Two new parishes are being created in the Diocese of Peoria on July 1. In Spring Valley, the parishes of Immaculate Conception, St. Anthony’s, and Sts. Peter and Paul are merging to form a new Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord. Meanwhile, the faith communities of St. John’s in Fairbury, St. Rose in Strawn, […]

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New assignments for 39 priests are announced, listed here

Photo Caption: The move to senior status of six priests and the naming of founding pastors for two newly created parishes are among Diocese of Peoria clergy appointments announced by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. New assignments for 39 priests to take effect over the next four months were announced this week by Bishop Daniel […]

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