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All invited to Corpus Christi Procession this Sunday at Franciscan motherhouse

A scene from a past Corpus Christi procession at the motherhouse of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in East Peoria. Bishop Jenky has encouraged wide participation in this year's procession, which begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 18. (The Catholic Post file/Jennifer Willems)

EAST PEORIA — One of the longest running annual public celebrations of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ in the Diocese of Peoria will be even more special this Sunday, June 18. While encouraging Eucharistic devotion at parishes around the diocese on Sunday, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has given […]

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Embracing Christ, recognized or disguised, in his worldwide family

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)/June 18 Deuteronomy 8:2-3,14b-16a; Psalm 147:12-13,14-15,19-20; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Sequence: Lauda Sion; John 6:51-58 The Church has had a beautiful continuum of celebrations these last few weeks — Ascension, Pentecost, Holy Trinity, and Corpus Christi. Each has a story about […]

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‘Joy of the Lord’ is theme for charismatic renewal conference offered July 29

Carrie Carroll of Lincoln praises Jesus during the 2015 Charismatic Renewal Conference. This year's event is set for July 29 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. (The Catholic Post file photo/Tom Dermody)

“The Joy of the Lord Is My Strength” will be the focus for prayer and praise when people converge on the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria on Saturday, July 29, for the annual conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Peoria. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will give the welcoming address at […]

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Bishop calls for ‘profound renewal’ in passionate homily at Summer Institute

"How can we rest when so many still do not know the Lord," asked Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky’s homily for the closing Mass of the Diocesan Summer Institute matched the fire of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost as he challenged participants not to sit idly by when the world needs them to speak the truth. “I am more and more convinced that today the Diocese of Peoria needs a […]

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800 seek the truth at Summer Institute with the goal of sharing it with others

When Jennifer Fulwiler was in the fourth grade, she went into a book store and moved all the Bibles to the fiction section, thinking it was the ultimate prank on people who should know better. Little did she know then that the Good Book would become one of the most important books in her life […]

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‘A big deal’: Diocese hosts a second celebration for First Communicants

Ivany Cisneros of St. Mary Cathedral Parish in Peoria poses for a photo taken by her mother, Maria, outside the cathedral following the June 10 Diocesan Mass for First Communicants. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

While there is only one “first,” the Diocese of Peoria considers a child’s first holy Communion important enough for a second celebration — this time with the diocesan family. And even the Diocesan Mass for First Communicants, celebrated last Saturday by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, and during which the children once again donned their […]

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Sadness in Princeton with announcement that St. Louis School will close July 31

St. Louis School in Princeton opened in 1964 and was first served by the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation. Only about 40 students were anticipated for next school year in kindergarten through eighth grade. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

PRINCETON — Due to declining enrollment and a shrinking pool of school-age children in the area, St. Louis School will close July 31. Father Jeffrey Stirniman, pastor, made the announcement at meetings with the teachers and staff, and then the school parents on June 12. Saying this is one of the most difficult things a […]

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“The Mummy” (Universal)

Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis star in a scene from the movie "The Mummy." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service Clumsy horror flick charts the dire consequences that follow when a shady soldier (Tom Cruise) and an archaeologist (Annabelle Wallis) unwittingly revive an evil Egyptian princess (Sofia Boutella) who was put to death for her crimes in the days of the pharaohs. Pagan mumbo-jumbo aside, there’s not much to bother grown […]

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“Megan Leavey” (Bleeker Street)

Kate Mara stars in a scene from the movie "Megan Leavey." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Bleecker Street)

By Catholic News Service The inspiring true story of U.S. Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey (born in 1983) and Rex, her bomb-sniffing German shepherd, who together completed more than 100 combat missions in Iraq before an explosion sidelined both. Before impulsively deciding to jump-start her life by joining the Corps, Megan (Kate Mara) is a listless […]

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“It Comes at Night” (A24)

Kelvin Harrison Jr. stars in a scene from the movie "It Comes At Night." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/A24)

By Catholic News Service Bleak psychological thriller, set in a dystopian version of rural America that’s being ravaged by an unspecified but inevitably fatal plague, in which an isolated family — dad Joel Edgerton, mom Carmen Ejogo and teen son Kelvin Harrison Jr. — gives shelter to a young couple (Christopher Abbott and Riley Keough) […]

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