Sophia’s Kitchen holiday plans require volunteers and donors

Sophia’s Kitchen, a continuation of the Sacred Heart Sandwich Program in Peoria, is in need of a few more “angels” in the weeks ahead to help with its programs for the homeless, unemployed and under-employed people served there. All events will take place in the parish hall at St. Joseph Church, 103 Richard Pryor Place. […]

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View POST’s All Souls Day remembrance video here

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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Area Filipino-Americans pray, wait, work to help after typhoon

Photo Caption: A woman holds a rosary as she waits to board a military evacuation flight from the typhoon-battered city of Tacloban, Philippines, Nov. 13. By: By Tom Dermody As her mother half a world away told Eva Counsil how strongly the winds from Super Typhoon Haiyan were battering their home — two hours before […]

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CRS commits $20 million to typhoon relief in the Philippines

Photo Caption: A father carries the lifeless body of his daughter Nov. 10 on the way to the morgue after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban, Philippines. The typhoon is believed to have killed tens of thousands. By: By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Catholic Relief Services officials committed $20 million in emergency […]

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Artist turns beer bottles into crosses with powerful message

Photo Caption: “My whole point is to remind kids never to drink and drive” — or ride with anyone who does, said Teresa Lemkemann, a member of St. Mary of Lourdes Parish in Germantown Hills. By: By Jennifer Willems GERMANTOWN HILLS — All Teresa Lemkemann wanted was a piece of brown glass that looked like […]

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Jesus models how to answer challenges to faith

By: By Tim Irwin Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 10 2 Maccabees 7:12,9-14; Psalm 17:1,5-6,8,15; 2 Thessalonians 2:16 — 3:5; Luke 20:27-38 God reveals and humanity peels. Unlike the proverbial onion, the peeling takes time. The first reading for the Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time comes from the Second Book of Maccabees. Describing events […]

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Recently released films reviewed on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield star in a scene from the movie “Enders’ Game.” 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 releases, visit […]

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Diocese’s priests hear from cardinal, bishop at assembly

By: Photo and stories by Tom Dermody Editor’s note: When priests from throughout the Diocese of Peoria gathered Oct. 28-29 at the Spalding Pastoral Center they heard from two major guest speakers: Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke (pictured above), prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura at the Vatican, and Bishop Edward M. Rice, […]

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Cardinal Burke visits diocese; students attend cathedral Mass

By: By Jennifer Willems More than 380 students from 35 Catholic schools in central Illinois formed an enthusiastic welcoming committee for Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, who was the principal celebrant and homilist for a Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Oct. 28. Concelebrating with him were Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, and the […]

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