All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1, is a holy day of obligation

The month of November begins with two worldwide church observances — the Solemnity of All Saints on Friday, Nov. 1, and the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Solemnity of All Saints — in honor of all the saints, known and unknown — is a holy day of […]

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Birthright of Macomb to mark 40th anniversary Nov. 2, 6

MACOMB — Birthright of Macomb will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Old Dairy Restaurant, 210 S. Lafayette St. The history of Birthright of Macomb, which offers free and confidential pregnancy services provided by a volunteer staff, will be on display. The […]

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‘Post’ original music video is released for All Souls’ Day

The images of 50 recently deceased persons in the Diocese of Peoria, provided by their loved ones to The Catholic Post, appear in this new music video produced by the diocesan newspaper in conjunction with the church’s Nov. 2 Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed. The four-minute video features an original song, “No More Goodbyes,” […]

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In God’s Heaven, there are no more goodbyes

One day in the love of Christ we’ll meet once again.We’ll laugh as we celebrate a life with no end,Where death has been overcome by our Risen Lord. And there are no more goodbyes. No more tears. No more loneliness and no more fear.Our pain turns to joy. Darkness to light.In God’s heaven there are […]

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‘God is absolutely longing for us,’ says Father Hogan

Photo Caption: Father Joseph Hogan speaks at a recent day of recollection sponsored by the Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society. By: By Jennifer Willems All relationships are two-sided and that’s especially true when it comes to God, who longs for us, Father Joseph Hogan told the women and men who […]

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St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at U of I: caring family

Photo Caption: Students are invited to “find your center” as they walk past St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a monthly series profiling college campus ministry in the Diocese of Peoria. CHAMPAIGN — At the heart of the […]

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Keeping students safe from bullying is goal at St. Mark’s

Photo Caption: Shannon Alvarez, a parent at St. Mark School in Peoria, takes part in a discussion on bullying and the school’s pioneering new Safe School Ambassador program. By: By Tom Dermody Name-calling. Teasing. Leaving someone out of a conversation or game. Shoving. Bullying. Mistreatment of others at school — including at Catholic schools — […]

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10 technology trends that are changing education . . . and life

Photo Caption: At the Oct. 11 Diocesan Teachers’ Institute, speaker Greg Dhuyvetter conferes with Maureen Vadis of Peoria Notre Dame high School about the plans for the school’s library. By: By Jennifer Willems When it comes to using technology in — and out — of the classroom, no one is going to do it perfectly, […]

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Teachers hear ‘cure for the Common Core,’ more at institute

Photo Caption: Teachers from St. Mary School in Bloomington hold hands during the Lord’s Prayer at the opening Mass for the Diocesan Teachers’ Institute on Oct. 11. Nearly 800 teachers, principals and friends of Catholic education received encouragement and enough food for thought to take them through the rest of the school year at the […]

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