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Students at St. Mary School, Pontiac, join rosary movement

Photo Caption: First-graders Conrad Pfaff, Drew Clement and Sophie Deany of St. Mary School, Pontiac, pray the rosary. St. Mary students are the first in Illinois to join the worldwide Children’s Rosary movement. By: By Jennifer Willems PONTIAC — Praying the rosary is nothing new for students of St. Mary School here, who discovered the […]

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Lessons learned as an altar boy served me well throughout life

By: By Chuck Hippler Editor’s note: Chuck Hippler is a native of St. Malachy Parish in Geneseo. He is the former news director of radio station WSOY in Decatur, and retired from Caterpillar as public affairs manager of the mining and construction equipment division in Decatur. He resides in Monticello and is a member of […]

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Central Catholic band, choir to perform in schools Thursday

BLOOMINGTON — To celebrate “Music in Our Schools Month,” the concert band, concert choir, jazz band and jazz choir of Central Catholic School will put on a concert at area Catholic schools on Thursday, March 20. The schedule is as follows: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. — St. Mary School, 603 W. Jackson, Bloomington10 a.m. […]

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Series for Catholic men on Pope Francis’ text opens Friday

Catholic men are invited this Friday evening, March 21, to the first in a series of monthly meetings exploring Pope Francis’ recent teaching document, “Evangelii Gaudium” (“Joy of the Gospel.”) The series will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 7403 N. Radnor Road in Peoria. The talks run from 7 to 8 pm., […]

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Our list of Lenten fish frys: Is yours missing? Tell us!

Photo Caption: Fish frys are a popular event at Catholic parishes, institutions, and organizations especially during the season of Lent. Here is a round-up of many planned in the Diocese of Peoria. EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is a list of Lenten fish frys in the Diocese of Peoria made known to The Catholic Post. To add […]

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Cardinal George is hospitalized; being treated for dehydration

By: By Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood March 14 to be treated for dehydration. According to a March 18 press release issued by the Chicago Archdiocese, he was hospitalized after doctors discovered during a routine checkup that he was dehydrated. […]

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St. Jude, Jump collaboration links academics, compassion, faith

Photo Caption: Kevin Urbain, a simulation engineer at Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center, shows 3-D imaging lab work to students from St. Jude Catholic School, Peoria. By: By Jennifer Willems Parents trying to enhance the science, technology, engineering and math at St. Jude Catholic School in Peoria may have helped students everywhere, thanks to […]

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Medical ruling a ‘significant step’ in Sheen beatification cause

Photo Caption: An alleged miraculous healing attributed to the intercession of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been approved by a team of medical experts convoked by the Vatican. By: From Catholic Post and Catholic News Service reports A seven-member team of medical experts convoked by the Vatican has unanimously concluded there is no natural […]

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Hoopeston parish to debut play about Sheen on Friday, March 21

Photo Caption: Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is pictured writing on a chalkboard during his television show, “Life is Worth Living.” By: By Tom Dermody HOOPESTON — This winter’s cold and snow provided the perfect environment for the fertile mind of Tom Sweeney to create a new dramatic interpretation of the life and teachings of […]

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9 women religious tell why they said “Yes” when God called

Editor’s note: The vital contributions to our country of consecrated women are being celebrated through National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14, a brand-new addition to National Women’s History Month. There are more than 51,000 Catholic sisters in the U.S. today. As part of the Vocations 2014 section in the March 16 issue of The Catholic […]

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