‘Kickin’ It Country” benefits Presence United Samaritans

DANVILLE — “Kickin’ It Country” is the theme for a fundraiser planned for Saturday, July 12, by the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation. It will be held from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Turtle Run Golf and Banquet Center, 332 E. Liberty Lane. The event will help Presence United Samaritans purchase new and enhanced […]

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Eureka women set Marian shrine pilgirmage in July

EUREKA — Two Marian shrines are on the itinerary for a pilgrimage planned for July 19-20 by the St. Luke’s Ladies Guild. The group will travel to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in New Franken, Wisconsin, and the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill in […]

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Court: Closely held companies protected from HHS mandate

Photo Caption: Pro-life demonstrators celebrate June 30 outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington as its decision in the Hobby Lobby case is announced. By: By Patricia Zapor WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include […]

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3 faith communities unite for Mass, procession in Roseville

By: By Tom Dermody PHOTO: Msgr. Thomas Mack carries the Blessed Sacrament in a eucharistic procession through a park in Roseville during the United in Faith celebration on June 22. (More photos from this event can be viewed in an album on The Catholic Post’s Facebook page.) —– ROSEVILLE — The first Catholic Mass in […]

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Diocese hosts Catholic school superintendents from around state

Photo Caption: Mike Hatfield, director of advancement for St. John’s Catholic Newman Center in Champaign, greets Father John Belmonte, SJ, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Joliet. School choice, school recognition and defense of marriage issues were among the topics covered when the superintendents and associate superintendents of the six dioceses of Illinois […]

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Fr. DeSutter’s school support recognized by diocesan award

Photo Caption: Father Mark DeSutter, pictured with Mike Birdoes, says Catholic schools are “not just about education. It’s about bringing people to Christ.” By: By Jennifer Willems Father Mark DeSutter said he was surprised when he learned that he had been named the Diocese of Peoria’s Distinguished Pastor for 2013-14 by the Office of Catholic […]

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Diocese thanks school officials at end of year Mass, luncheon

Photo Caption: Msgr. John Prendergast, vice chancellor of the Diocese of Peoria, asked principals to remember that students will look to them to see the joy that comes from a relationship with God. By: By Jennifer Willems Even principals look forward to having some free time in the summer, but that isn’t why they were […]

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Charismatic Renewal Conference set July 26; speakers named

Photo Caption: Annie Karto and Father Richard McAlear, OMI, will address the theme of “Jesus Christ, Our Only Hope” at the conference, a one-day gathering at the Embassy Suites, East Peoria. EAST PEORIA — It will be just one day this year, but the annual Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference will still be filled with opportunities […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Rating: By Catholic News Service PHOTO: Astrid rides her faithful dragon in a scene from the movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” See review below. CNS/DreamWorks Animation —– 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 […]

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