Religious share the joy of their consecration with one another

Photo Caption: Abbot Philip Davey, OSB, talks about the vows consecrated men and women take to “wake up the world.” By: By Jennifer Willems Before the members of religious communities of women and men around the Diocese of Peoria welcomed the people who would participate in the Wake Up the World Conference Sept. 18-19, they […]

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Religious communities gather for Wake Up the World Conference

By: By Jennifer Willems Caption: Members of religious communities around the Diocese of Peoria pose for a group photo during the Wake Up The World Conference Sept. 18-19 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems) Nearly 400 students from Catholic schools around the Diocese of Peoria accepted the invitation to join […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro star in a scene from the movie “The Intern.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. 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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Bishop asks all to pray novena for vocations starting Sept. 23

Photo Caption: The novena implores the intercession of St. Therese of Lisieux, who is patroness of vocations for the Diocese of Peoria. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has encouraged Catholic households throughout the Diocese of Peoria to pray a St. Therese Novena for vocations beginning Sept. 23. St. Therese of Lisieux is patroness of vocations […]

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Right to Life essay contest opens for Knox County youth

GALESBURG — Knox County Right to Life is sponsoring an essay contest for area high school students on the theme “Human Life is Precious.” Students who attend school or are homeschooled in Knox County are invited to submit a 500-word essay on the theme by Oct. 1. Cash prizes include $200 for first place, $100 […]

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Friends of the Poor Walks set in Peoria, Urbana Sept. 26

Photo Caption: The walks raise funds for and awareness of the work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Physical walkers, virtual walkers and prayer partners are sought for Friends of the Poor Walk/Runs planned in Peoria and Urbana on Saturday, Sept. 26, to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The Peoria […]

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119 golden, silver anniversary couples renew vows at cathedral

Photo Caption: Don and Charlene MacGregor (foreground, married 50 years) of St. Joseph, Pekin, and Michael and Michelle Jansz (25 years) of St. Columba, Ottawa, renew their marriage vows at the Anniversary Mass. By: By Tom Dermody Mary Ellen Johnson called the diocesan Anniversary Mass in Peoria on Sunday the culmination of this year’s celebration […]

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Taking up ‘the struggle of a lifetime’ — following Jesus

By: By Tim Irwin Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Sept. 13Isaiah 50:5-9a; Psalm 116:1-2,3-4,5-6,8-9; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35 The Gospels offer no greater model of the struggle involved in being a follower of Jesus than the life of Simon Peter, and this week’s reading highlights the strife. Jesus asks the apostles, “Who do they say that […]

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Parish trustee remembers the late Msgr. Robert W. O’Connor

Photo Caption: Msgr. O’Connor (pictured) always put parishioners’ needs ahead of his own, writes Curtis Theyse in this memorial tribute to the longtime pastor of parishes in Lewistown and St. David. By: By Curtis W. Theyse EDITOR’S NOTE: The following remembrance of Msgr. Robert W. O’Connor was sent to The Catholic Post on Sept. 11 […]

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