Champaign sidewalk counselor saves babies, mothers with love

Photo Caption: Joy Pace stands outside Planned Parenthood’s Champaign Health Center, where she can be found most Fridays when abortions take place and on Wednesdays during 40 Days for Life. By: By Jennifer Willems CHAMPAIGN — Joy Pace had been doing pro-life work for a bit when her real education began. The lesson came during […]

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Concert at cathedral on Sunday features award-winning organist

Two concerts will be held this month at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 607 N.E. Madison Ave., in Peoria. The first is planned for Sunday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m. and will feature Jonathan Rudy, who recently won first prize and the Audience Prize at the American Guild of Organists’ 2014 National Young Artists Competition in Organ […]

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Looking for a local fish fry? Check out (or add to) our list

Photo Caption: A young volunteer displays food prepared for dinners served at a Friday evening fish fry. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following list was compiled from information provided to The Catholic Post. To add to this list, email with “Fish Fry” in the subject line. BENSON: The Knights of Columbus, St. Francis of Assisi Council […]

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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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Consecrated Life Series: The Sisters of Mary of the Presentation

Photo Caption: Sister Celine Marie Morth, SMP, offers a listening ear to a resident in one of the care centers administered by the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation. By: By Sister Anne Germaine Picard, SMP EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth in a series featuring religious communities and other forms of consecrated life around […]

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Knights of Columbus to host major bowling tourney in Peoria

Bowlers from Knights of Columbus councils throughout the Diocese of Peoria are invited to join hundreds of enthusiasts from around the Midwest and Canada when Peoria hosts the Knights of Columbus International Bowling Association’s 90th annual Central Division Bowling Tournament over three weekends beginning March 28-29. “We’ve had a wonderful response from the Peoria area. […]

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Guadalupe story anchors new poetry book from local author

Photo Caption: John Riedell of Germantown Hills holds an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe he painted about 20 years ago. The painting is reprinted on the cover of his newly published book, “The Tilma and Other Poems.” By: By Tom Dermody GERMANTOWN HILLS — A career as a newspaper artist and cartoonist testifies to […]

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