Suggestions as Rogation Days return to the Diocese of Peoria

Photo Caption: Father Luke Spannagel, episcopal vicar for rural life in the Diocese of Peoria, is shown during a meeting of the Council of Farmers in the summer of 2012. By: By Father Luke Spannagel Editor’s Note: In his 2014 Festival Letter to the Diocese of Peoria, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, proposes a return […]

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Do we follow God’s light or take our own path?

By: By Msgr. Albert W. Hallin Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Jan. 5 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-2,7-8,10-11,12-13; Ephesians 3:2-3a,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 —– “From the East.” These words about the magi in today’s Gospel evoke many sentiments and meanings: exotic, impenetrable, inscrutable, mysterious, intriguing, at once attracting and repelling, dangerous and wise as opposed […]

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Visit new Family Resources Center before Jan. 16 life rally

Photo Caption: Sheila Luck, an author and columnist who serves on the board of directors of Wisconsin Right to Life, will be guest speaker at the Sanctity of Human Life Rally in Peoria on Jan. 16. In a break from tradition, pro-life advocates won’t be walking from the Peoria County Courthouse to Riverside Community Church […]

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Speakers named for March 1 Behold conference for women

Behold, a Catholic conference on “the dignity and vocation of women,” is growing again. Not only are 800 women expected at the next gathering, which will be held Saturday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites in East Peoria, but there will be more keynote speakers. Among them is Mother Assumpta […]

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Bishop Jenky opens 2014 with a call to read, savor the Bible

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, reads the Bible in his office at the Spalding Pastoral Center. “The Holy Bible” is the theme of his 2014 Festival Letter to the Diocese of Peoria. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has strongly urged Catholics to both own and read the Bible, saying believers need the Word […]

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Newly released movies reviewed on the basis of moral suitability

PHOTO: Tom Hanks stars in a scene from the movie “Saving Mr. Banks.” See review below. CNS photo/Disney —– 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, […]

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