St. Bede Academy outlines plans for new Science Center and Student Commons

Matt McGinnis, director of the Legacy Project at St. Bede and a 1985 graduate of the school, and Abbot Philip Davey, OSB, of St. Bede Abbey stand next to the architect's rendering of what the entrance to the new Science Center and Student Commons at St. Bede Academy would look like. If funding for the $5.5 million project is secured, ground could be broken by June 1. (The Catohlic Post/Jennifer Willems)

PERU — It took more than 10 million bricks to build St. Bede Academy and they’re about to get some company. During three information meetings last week, officials at St. Bede Academy announced plans to build a new Science Center and Student Commons, with work starting as early as June 1. The estimated cost is […]

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Tornado response brings us together

The principle that “what unites us is greater than what divides us” is a foundation of almost any ecumenical dialogue or effort. And it is sadly, yet wonderfully, true that what unites our faith communities like nothing else seems to be major tragedies — be it a disaster of a national scope like 9-11 or […]

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At convocation, diocese’s permanent deacons urged to witness to God’s mercy

Permanent deacons from throughout the Diocese of Peoria pose with Bishop Jenky in the sanctuary of St. Mary's Cathedral after a Mass that opened their convocation on March 4. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Thanking the permanent deacons of the Diocese of Peoria for being his “hands out in the trenches,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, challenged the diaconate community to continually “look for opportunities to witness to God’s tremendous love and mercy.” “Let’s be ready to carry God’s amazing love which he revealed in Jesus Christ to everyone […]

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St. Mary Church in Naplate damaged by EF-3 tornado that hit Ottawa region

An uprooted tree and damaged roof shingles are seen at St. Mary Church in Naplate after an EF-3 tornado struck the village as well as Ottawa on Tuesday evening. (Provided photo/Father Tony Fevlo, SMA)

OTTAWA — Deadly and destructive tornadoes that moved through regions of the Diocese of Peoria on the eve of Ash Wednesday have led to extra prayer and charity in the first days of Lent. St. Mary Church in the village of Naplate, just southwest of Ottawa, sustained structural damage from an EF-3 tornado that struck […]

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“Logan” (Fox)

Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman star in a scene from the movie "Logan." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Fox)

By Catholic News Service Dreary killing fest in which the grumpy mutant of the title (Hugh Jackman) — a Marvel Comics character better known as Wolverine — uses his machete-like claws to perforate all who threaten him. His main adversary is the agent (Boyd Holbrook) of a company that has set itself the goal of […]

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“The Shack” (Summit)

Octavia Spencer and Sam Worthington star in a scene from the movie "The Shack." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service After his young daughter (Amelie Eve) is abducted and murdered, a previously devout man (Sam Worthington) has a crisis of faith until a supernatural encounter with the Trinity (Octavia Spencer, Avraham Aviv Alush and Sumire) alters his perspective. Beautiful settings and a sense of humor help to keep director Stuart Hazeldine’s […]

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“Justice League Dark” (Warner Home Video)

By Catholic News Service A supernatural mystery rather than a traditional superhero battle, this animated straight-to-video release from DC Comics contains quite a lot of material unsuitable for kids, including the sickening sight of a monster made of living human excrement. The protagonist, John Constantine (voice of British actor Matt Ryan), is an occult detective […]

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“Before I Fall” (Open Road)

Logan Miller and Zoey Deutch star in a scene from the movie "Before I Fall." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Open Road)

By Catholic News Service Sound values underlie this conversion story. But the path toward its positive conclusion takes twists and turns that will give the parents of targeted teens pause in considering whether their kids should travel it. A seemingly successful high school student (Zoey Deutch) dies in a car crash, only to awaken again […]

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“Collide” (Open Road)

By Catholic News Service Steal something, speed, crash, repeat. This action film features so much demolition derby, it becomes somewhat more entertaining, just on the basis of sheer volume, to focus on that rather than the thin drug-smuggling plot. A young American (Nicholas Hoult) living in Germany returns to a career of crime in order […]

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List of Stations of the Cross devotions around Diocese of Peoria during Lent

This depiction of Jesus falling for the first time is from the Stations of the Cross at St. Mary Church in Bloomington.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is a list of Stations of the Cross devotions made known to The Catholic Post by parishes around the diocese. To add to this list, send an email with “Stations” in the subject line to Click here for a round-up of Lenten opportunities in the diocese, including Bishop Jenky’s Lenten message and a […]

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