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Beatitudes for Leaders is focus Jan. 30 in Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND — Dr. Dan Ebener, a professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and co-director of its Master of Organizational Leadership program, will lead discussion on the elements of leadership from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Benet House Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. […]

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Night of healing Wednesday for pregnancy, early infancy loss

A night of healing for women who have suffered any type of pregnancy or early infant loss is being planned for Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Philomena Church, 3200 N. Twelve Oaks Drive in Peoria. The healing retreat, planned by the “A Mother’s Love” ministry, will include a short meditation […]

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2014 March for Life: ‘No sacrifice is too great for this cause’

Photo Caption: Members of the Diocese of Peoria’s pilgrimage take part in the 2014 March for Life in Washington, D.C. The Catholic Post will feature interviews with several pilgrims in our next edition. By: By Carol Zimmermann and Katherine Talalas, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The polar vortex couldn’t chill the ardor of thousands […]

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Faith, hope give pro-lifers joy even at somber commemorations

Photo Caption: Father Daniel Gifford, parochial vicar at Epiphany Parish in Normal, addresses a crowd on the steps of the old McLean County Courthouse in downtown Bloomington at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 22. By: By Tom Dermody BLOOMINGTON — People who believe in and promote the sanctity of human life are not “bitter and angry […]

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Holy Cross in Mendota teacher is recognized as ‘distinguished’

Photo Caption: Laura Knapp works with third-grader Jaelyn Weber during a lesson linking the glorious mysteries of the rosary with their corresponding Bible passages. By: By Jennifer Willems MENDOTA — She’s Mrs. Knapp to her third- and fourth-graders at Holy Cross School here, but Laura Knapp once sat in the classrooms of this vital little […]

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Area events set to support life, seek an end to abortion

Photo Caption: An open house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the new Family Resources Center, 415 N.E. Monroe St. in Peoria, precedes the Sanctity for Human Life Rally this Thursday, Jan. 16. Whether they’re praying and walking in central Illinois or joining the March for Life in Washington, D.C., people from around the Diocese […]

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Newly released movies reviewed on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Chris Cooper and Benedict Cumberbatch star in a scene from the movie “August: Osage County.” The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. Rating: By Catholic News Service The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film […]

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Join Secular Carmelites in Peoria Heights on Saturday

PEORIA HEIGHTS — The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of Mary, Mother of the Blessed Sacrament will meet on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 904 E. Lake Ave. Mass in the chapel will be followed by lunch and the meeting in the lower level of the […]

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Benedictines in Rock Island to host movie night on Jan. 24

ROCK ISLAND — “The Long Walk Home” is the featured film for “Friday Night at the Movies,” which is planned for Friday, Jan. 24, at Benet House Retreat Center on the grounds of St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Avenue West. Sister Bobbi Bussan, OSB, vocation director of the Sisters of St. Benedict, will host the […]

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Bishop shares some favorite Bible verses; tell us yours

Photo Caption: “Do whatever he tells you,” Mary’s instructions to the servers at the wedding feast at Cana (John 2:5), is among Bishop Jenky’s “go-to” verses in Scripture. What are your favorite Bible passages? Many people have “go-to” Scripture passages they turn to for comfort, celebration or simply resting in the presence of God during […]

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