Champaign marathon offers priest an opportunity to sacrifice for others

Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, assistant chaplain at St. John's Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois, runs in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 28. (Illinois Marathon photo)

CHAMPAIGN — More than 1,100 people ran in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon this year, but only one of them wore a black clergy shirt with a white tab collar and the words “Catholic Illini” printed on the back while doing it. “Marathon culture is a fun culture and people often dress in costume, so […]

Continue reading

Franciscans honor Sr. Bernadette by participating in Memorial Kidney Fund 5K

Sister M. Marion Hudackova, FSJB, and Mother M. Vaclava Ballon, FSJB, pose near the Peoria riverfront after finishing the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund 5K race/walk on April 28. They participate each year as a way of remembering Sister Bernadette Kouri, FSJB, who died of polycystic kidney disease four years ago. Provided photo

PEORIA HEIGHTS — Anyone who has seen the Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist travel the few short blocks from their convent to Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church knows that they like to walk — fast. Mother M. Vaclava Ballon and Sister M. Marion Hudackova used that to their advantage when they entered […]

Continue reading

Following Jesus will take us to unexpected places

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord/May 13 Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47:2-3,6-7,8-9; Ephesians 1:17-23 or Ephesians 4:1-13; Mark 16:15-20 The next two Sundays recount the most profound change to have ever occurred in the history of Christianity. The departure of Jesus this week and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost next […]

Continue reading

54 parish volunteers recognized by Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is surrounded by the volunteers honored by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women last April. This year's Volunteer Appreciation Mass and Luncheon has been canceled because of coronavirus restrictions. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Quoting from Proverbs 31, Kim Padan told the 54 volunteers who were about to be recognized by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women that “Many do noble things but you surpass them all.” “I know that you women have been doing so many things on a local level — many on the diocesan level […]

Continue reading

List of 54 parish volunteers honored at the 2018 DCCW Appreciation Luncheon

Mary Ebert and Vicky Lappin of Saint John Paul II Parish in Kewanee accept their certificates of appreciation from Msgr. Dale Wellman, spiritual adviser to the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Following are names and listings of just some of the activities of 54 parish volunteers honored at the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 24 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. ANNAWAN Mary Jagers, Sacred Heart: Member of the Altar and Rosary Society, extraordinary minister of holy Communion, […]

Continue reading

“Bad Samaritan” (Electric Entertainment)

David Tennant and Kerry Condon star in a scene from the movie "Bad Samaritan." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Electric Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service Intriguing but seamy thriller in which two valet parking attendants (Robert Sheehan and Carlito Olivero) at a Portland, Oregon, restaurant who use their jobs as a cover for burglarizing some of their clients’ homes while the car owners are busy dining get more than they bargained for when Sheehan’s character breaks […]

Continue reading

“Overboard” (MGM)

Eugenio Derbez Leonardo and Anna Faris star in a scene from the movie "Overboard." Catholic News Service classification, A-III -- adults. (CNS/MGM, Pantelion Films)

By Catholic News Service Director and co-writer Rob Greenberg’s surprisingly buoyant remake of the 1987 romantic comedy offers a fresh take on the original’s zany forgotten-identity plot while also avoiding its frivolous treatment of adultery. The spoiled scion (Eugenio Derbez) of one of Mexico’s richest families whiles away his days on a luxury yacht, awash […]

Continue reading

“Tully” (Focus)

Mackenzie Davis and Charlize Theron star in a scene from the movie "Tully." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service Though it winds up strongly affirming marriage and family life, this comedy takes a path to that positive outcome that most viewers may not wish to follow. As a baby present to mark the arrival of her third child, an already overworked and exhausted mother (Charlize Theron) is offered the free […]

Continue reading

Full text of homily by Father Steffen at Mass following the 2018 Men’s March

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of the homily given by Father Johnathan Steffen on April 28 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria following the annual diocesan Men’s March. Father Steffen is pastor of St. Mary Parish in El Paso and a chaplain at the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal.  […]

Continue reading

‘Guardians of the family’: Catholic men urged to follow example of St. Joseph

Hundreds of Catholic men from throughout the Diocese of Peoria begin the mile-long march through downtown Peoria to St. Mary's Cathedral on April 28 during "A Call to Catholic Men of Faith." (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Before and after prayerfully walking through the streets of downtown Peoria on April 28, hundreds of Catholic men from across the diocese were urged to turn to St. Joseph “to discover what it means to be a real man, a real father, a real leader.” “We men are called to live his example,” said Devin […]

Continue reading
SPALDING PASTORAL CENTER | 419 NE MADISON AVENUE | PEORIA, IL 61603 | PHONE (309) 671-1550 | FAX (309) 671-1595
© Copyright 2024 - The Catholic Post || All Rights Reserved || Design by