Theology on Tap series set for Wednesday evenings in Peoria

An evening of “Stump the Bishop” with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, highlights a summer series of Theology on Tap discussions for young adults in the Peoria area under way this month on Wednesday nights at Kelleher’s Irish Pub, 619 S.W. Water St., Peoria.

Theology on Tap offers young adults an opportunity to explore faith topics from a Catholic perspective in a casual setting. The gatherings open with fellowship and food at 6:30 p.m., with talks starting at 7. There is no charge to attend. Food and drink are available for purchase.

The series of topics and speakers for June include:

June 3 ? “Responding in Love” with Father Thomas Loya, pastor of Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer Glen. Father Loya will speak on same-sex attraction and how to address the topic with love and compassion.

June 10 ? “Beauty Will Save the World” with Cory Heimann of Fort Wayne, Indiana, founder and graphic artist of Likeable Art. He will share the ways that beauty and art are indispensable aspects of the Catholic faith and can be aids in our spiritual journey.

June 17 ? “Faith and Football” with Joe Walters, head varsity football coach at Peoria Notre Dame High School. Coach Walters will discuss leading high school teens to deeper relationship with Christ through sports.

June 24 ? “Stump the Bishop,” with Bishop Jenky. The bishop speak briefly and then open the floor to any and all questions.

Theology on Tap is coordinated throughout the diocese by the diocesan Office of Evangelization. For more information, call Shirley Plaag at (309) 671-1550 or write to her at

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