Christ Child Society marks decade of loving service here to new moms in need

Shari Paris of St. Mary Parish, Pontiac, and Patricia Grove of St. Mary of the Woods Parish, Princeville, measure fabric that will be used to make receiving blankets for the layettes prepared by the Christ Child Society of Central Illinois. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Bringing a baby home from the hospital is a joyful occasion for most families. For others, that joy can be overshadowed by stress if they are in need that places their precious newborn at risk. For the last 10 years, two chapters of the Christ Child Society in the Diocese of Peoria have worked hard […]

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Shrine to Mary planned for site of Naplate church lost to tornado in 2017

An architect's drawing of the shrine to be built this summer at the site of the former St. Mary Church in Naplate.

NAPLATE — A shrine in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be built this summer on land that until a tornado hit in early 2017 was the site of a Catholic church under her patronage. The open-air shrine will include many items salvaged from St. Mary Church after it was structurally damaged by a […]

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Homeless, unemployed visitors appreciate outdoor crucifix at Sophia’s Kitchen

The steeple of St. Joseph Church in Peoria rises behind the new crucifix, made by Heritage Restoration and Design Studio and recently installed in front of Sophia's Kitchen. (Provided photo)

People who are homeless, unemployed and underemployed have found a kindred spirit waiting for them at Sophia’s Kitchen in Peoria. He’s the one on the crucifix in the parking lot at 103 S. Richard Pryor Place. Fully divine and fully human, Jesus knew what it was like to be in pain, said Father Jim Pankiewicz, […]

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N.Y. court again rules Archbishop Sheen’s remains can be transferred to Peoria

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is pictured preaching in an undated photo. (CNS file photo)

The niece of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has again been granted the legal right to transfer her uncle’s mortal remains from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The Diocese of Peoria reacted with “great joy” to the ruling in favor of Joan Sheen Cunningham’s petition issued June 8 […]

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Musician Julie Carrick to present evening on discipleship at Rapids City parish July 2

Julie Carrick

RAPIDS CITY — “Intentional Disciples: Mary, the Apostles and Us” is the theme for a presentation planned for Monday, July 2, at St. John the Baptist Church, 1413 Third Ave. It will begin at 7 p.m. and be given by speaker, liturgical musician and recording artist Julie Carrick. Based in Arizona, Carrick uses “catechetical artistry” […]

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Historic St. Patrick Parish, Bloomington, celebrating 125 years with events June 30

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will preside at a 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, June 30, at Historic St. Patrick Church, Bloomington.

BLOOMINGTON — Members of Historic St. Patrick Church, 1209 W. Locust, will celebrate 125 years of that history and faith next Saturday, June 30. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will join them and preside at the 5 p.m. Mass. A reception, including dinner catered by Biaggi’s, will follow in the parish hall. No reservations are […]

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De Niro and DiNardo: a renewed call for civility in our public discourse

Before it is filed in the archives of memorable award show moments, we’d like to revisit something remarkably bizarre and troubling that happened at the Tony Awards honoring excellence in Broadway theater on June 10. Actor Robert De Niro, assigned to introduce a performance by Bruce Springsteen, strode to the microphone and announced “I’m just […]

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Our ‘deserts’ are places where we are transformed into the story God wants

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist/June 24 Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 139:1b-3,13-14ab,14c-15; Acts 13:22-26; Luke 1:57-66,80 Each life God has created is a story. Whether or not we are aware, we tell a story by our words and actions. We may not know the impact or the meaning of […]

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“Tag” (Warner Bros.)

Jake Johnson, Ed Helms, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm and Annabelle Wallis star in a scene from the movie "Tag." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Warner Bros. Pictures)

By Catholic News Service A high raunch factor stains this account of five childhood friends, led by one overly enthusiastic couple (Ed Helms and Isla Fisher) continuing a monthlong game of tag decades into their adult years. Supposedly, it’s all about hanging on to the fun of youth to avoid the encroachments of age and […]

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