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Support The Catholic Post’s 2015 Delivering Unity Campaign

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has urged all Catholic households in the Diocese of Peoria to support and read The Catholic Post, calling it a “valuable resource that unites, informs, and inspires us as the Body of Christ in central Illinois.” The newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria has opened its 2015 Delivering Unity Campaign […]

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National grant to help Nauvoo students study, save butterflies

Photo Caption: Sixth-grader Milo Koechle collects milkweed pods last fall in preparation for the Nauvoo school’s butterfly garden. By: By Jennifer Willems NAUVOO — Monarch butterflies have been winging their way into the hearts and imaginations of the students at Sts. Peter and Paul School here for many years. The school recently received a grant […]

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NBC “Today” show choice more troubling than Williams flap

The NBC television network and its news department are under scrutiny after Brian Williams, anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” recanted a story he has told for years about being on a helicopter in Iraq that was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. As his credibility came under question, last Saturday Williams announced he was taking himself […]

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Pope seeks prayers for Egyptian Christians beheaded by Islamic State

Photo Caption: Egyptian Christians held captive by the Islamic State militants kneel in front of armed men along a beach near Tripoli, Libya, in this still image from a video showing their beheadings. By: By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for prayers for the Egyptian Christians beheaded by […]

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Prayer is a continuing mission for diocese’s ‘retired’ Religious

Photo Caption: Sister M. Justina Delonga, DSF, (standing), and Sister M. Michael Fox, DSF, greet Patricia Karrick at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Lacon. Now 75, Sister Justina prays for and visits residents. By: By Jennifer Willems LACON — Sometimes Sister M. Alphonse Husak, DSF, sits in the chapel of St. Joseph’s Nursing Home here […]

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At Scout Mass, bishop urges all to imitate their self-giving ways

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky presents the Ad Altare Dei emblem to Nicholas Atteberry of Troop 953 from St. Mary Parish in Downs. Looking on is Father Glenn Harris, diocesan director of Catholic Boy and Girl Scouts. More than 40 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from around the Diocese of Peoria were awarded emblems signifying completion […]

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In Christ, we are able to transcend all barriers

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Feb. 15 Leviticus 13:1-2,44-46; Psalm 32:1-2,5,11; 1 Corinthians 10:31 — 11:1; Mark 1:40-45 Pus-filled sores, scabs and skin blotches may seem to be an unlikely subject in a liturgy, but they serve to call us to love those deemed to be the least among us in the readings for the Sixth […]

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Saint, rose, song, faith all play part in couple’s love story

Photo Caption: Ron Cermak and Gretchen Spear, who met at World Youth Day in Denver, were married on June 21, 2014. Very few people can say a saint brought them together, but that’s what happened to Gretchen and Ron Cermak. Married last June, their love story started during World Youth Day 1993, when Pope John […]

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Diocese’s teens invited to “Coffee Summit” Feb. 28

NEW WINDSOR — Something strong is going to be brewing in Mercer County on Saturday, Feb. 28, and while it’s called a “Coffee Summit” it doesn’t come in a cup. Teens are being invited to Camp Summit here for “Taking a Break on Holy Ground,” a retreat that is designed to help them connect with […]

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Holy card series promotes, unites Quad Cities area churches

By: By Tom Dermody ROCK ISLAND — It’s a good thing when holy cards are in high demand. A new card project promoting the beauty of the Catholic churches of the Quad Cities area, Calvary Cemetery, and prayer is a case in point. “Just think of the thousands we’ve already distributed,” said Greg Vogele, cemetery […]

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