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Catholic Charities USA head visits Lincoln for anniversary

Photo Caption: Father Larry Snyder is wished well by Diane Sheley, his aunt, after an Aug. 17 Mass at Holy Family Church in Lincoln in honor of the 25th anniversary of his ordination. Looking on is Lucille Eckert. By: By Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post LINCOLN — Meeting with officials at the White House to […]

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120 respect life coordinators commissioned for coming year

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky greets Mary Gillespie of St. Malachy Parish in Geneseo after the opening Mass of the annual Respect Life Workshop held Aug. 24 in Peoria. By: By Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post Collaboration is key if the Gospel of Life is going to advance, and respect life representatives from around the diocese […]

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Mass is best ‘support group,’ says Bishop Jenky at Erin Feis

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky greets one of the hundreds who attended the Aug. 25 Mass on the grounds of the Erin Feis on the Peoria riverfront. By: By Tom Dermody, The Catholic Post The Mass is the best “support group” and the sacrament of reconciliation “the very best therapy,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, told […]

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Services held in Rock Island for Sister Benita Reavy, OSB

Photo Caption: Sister Benita was a native of Galesburg who served in Moline, Nauvoo, Ivesdale, Atkinson, Monmouth, LaSalle, Bradford, Wenona and Peoria in the Diocese of Peoria. ROCK ISLAND — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 23 in the chapel of St. Mary Monastery for Sister Benita Reavy, OSB, who taught in […]

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Mass, reception on Aug. 31 marks 150 years of education

Four months of activities celebrating 150 years of Catholic secondary education in the Peoria area will conclude when Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, celebrates an anniversary Mass at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Mass will be followed by a reception at the Spalding Pastoral Center featuring an alumni art […]

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Who was your favorite teacher? Bishop Jenky tells his

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, takes questions from Catholic school principals at their recent retreat at Nazareth House. Among their questions: “Who was your favorite teacher?” Everyone has a favorite teacher or two. These special women and men inspired us by how they taught, making our favorite subjects (and even those we didn’t […]

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Tour stirs high school memories of the Academy of Our Lady

Photo Caption: “The AOL insignia took on a life of its own, as we were not allowed to walk on it,” recalled freelance writer Sandra Dempsey Post, a member of the Academy of Our Lady Class of 1966. By: By Sandra Dempsey Post, for The Catholic Post EDITOR’S NOTE: The author is a freelance writer […]

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Recent movies reviewed by CNS on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker star in a scene from the movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” 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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Catholic leader in Egypt says army is fighting terrorism

By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Speaking on behalf of Catholics in Egypt, Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak said the violence and unrest in his country are “not a political struggle between different factions, but a war against terrorism.” In an Aug. 18 statement, the patriarch said the country’s […]

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School principals commissioned during Nazareth House retreat

HENRY — Principals of Catholic schools around the Diocese of Peoria were called to be “ministers of mystery, of awe, of wonder” by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC last week as they were commissioned for the new school year. In a break from tradition, the liturgy took place during their annual retreat at Nazareth House […]

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