Care, not privilege, is at the heart of Jesus’ kingship

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe/Nov. 23 Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17; Psalm 23:1-2,2-3,5-6; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26,28; Matthew 25:31-46 There was once a story told about the famous guru of corporate leadership, Max DePree. He tells of being at a hotel in Phoenix when his left knee gave out and he was unable to […]

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Shirley Plaag named youth, young adult coordinator

Photo Caption: “This is a dream job for me because I feel God has really placed me where he wants me,” says Shirley Plaag. By: By Jennifer Willems Shirley Plaag feels blessed — by her education, by her relationships, and by the seeds of faith her parents planted in her life at an early age. […]

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Craig Dyke to direct Office of Catechetics, Evangelization

By: By Jennifer Willems Craig Dyke has been named director of the new diocesan Office of Catechetics and Evangelization. He and his wife, Amy, will continue to direct and oversee the marriage and family life efforts of the Diocese of Peoria, according to an announcement made Nov. 6 by Patricia Gibson, chancellor and director of […]

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A year of resurrection for tornado-devastated communities

Photo Caption: As Father Stephen Willard, left, and Father Julius Turyatoranwa look on, Barbara Walsh and her son Sean squirt holy water at the entrance of their family’s newly rebuilt home in Washington on Nov. 14. By: By Tom Dermody With prayers and displays of gratitude, celebrations of new beginnings, and continuing service to those […]

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Recent movies reviewed by CNS on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Patina Miller, Liam Hemsworth, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Lawrence and Elden Henson star in a scene from the movie “‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” 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 and […]

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God chooses us. Are we ready to respond, ‘Here I am, Lord?’

By: By Sharon Priester Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 19 Isaiah 49:3,5-6; Psalm 40:2,4,7-8,8-9,10; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34 —– Do you remember the times in school when teams were to be chosen — maybe for a game, a spelling bee or some other kind of competition? I remember wanting to be chosen, hopefully […]

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Fr. Robert Prendergast dies; funeral in Kewanee Wednesday

KEWANEE — A funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at St. Francis of Assisi Church here for Father Robert E. Prendergast, 91, a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria who had served as a hospital chaplain in Kewanee and Galesburg. Father Prendergast died on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 […]

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Vermilion County parishes to host Tajci Christmas concert

Photo Caption: Tajci’s Dec. 7 concert in Danville is sponsored by the Vermilion county Catholic Vicariate, although people of all faiths are welcome to attend. DANVILLE — Christian recording artist Tajci will bring her “Christmas Concert Experience” to the Dick Van Dyke Theater at Danville High School, 516 N. Jackson St., on Sunday, Dec. 7. […]

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Watch the POST’s 2014 All Souls’ Day tribute video

For the second consecutive year, The Catholic Post has produced a video honoring and seeking prayers for the faithful departed, especially those who have died in the past 12 months in the Diocese of Peoria. Released on All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2, the video contains nearly 50 images of recently deceased loved ones contributed by […]

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