47 photos in Post’s 2018 memorial video for All Souls’ Day: View it here

The title page of last year's All Souls Day memorial video produced by The Catholic Post. The diocesan newspaper is again invited readers to send photos of recently deceased loved ones for inclusion in its 2019 video.

The Catholic Post’s annual memorial video tribute to those who died in the past year is complete and includes photos of 47 Catholics from around the diocese submitted by their loved ones. “We are deeply grateful to those who shared the photos,” said Tom Dermody, editor of The Catholic Post. “We hope that the video’s […]

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The Post seeks stories, photos of Nativity sets for ‘Christmas Greetings’

This Fontanini Nativity scene was featured last year as part of the Community Festival of Nativities in Peoria. What Nativity set holds special meaning for you and your family? The Catholic Post file photo/Jennifer Willems

For many people, the celebration of Christmas would not be complete without their Nativity set — or some cases, Nativity sets. Churches and schools around the Diocese of Peoria will be displaying at least one, and for this year’s “Christmas Greetings” section, The Catholic Post would like to know about yours. Where did it (or […]

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” (Fox)

Gwilym Lee and Rami Malek star in a scene from the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Fox)

By Catholic News Service Rami Malek gives himself completely to the role of Freddie Mercury in this biopic of the lead singer of the rock group Queen, with impressive artistic results. And Mercury’s musical career, including his collaboration with the other members of the band (Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy and Joe Mazzello) as they resisted […]

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Educator to speak on ‘Today’s Teenagers’ at St. Malachy Parish, Geneseo, on Nov. 8

A young woman tweets a message. (CNS file/Paul Jeffrey)

GENESEO — “Today’s Teenagers” is the topic for the next Women at the Well planned for Thursday, Nov. 8, at St. Malachy Church, 595 E. Ogden Ave. The speaker will be Michelle Ganson, a lifelong member of the parish who has 19 years of experience as an educator. In addition to teaching English, math and […]

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Updated: Masses moving to parish hall after truck damages Coal Valley church

Plywood covers a hole created when a truck crashed into St. Maria Goretti Church in Coal Valley last Oct. 25, spraying bricks and mortar throughout the church and toppling pews and music equipment. (Photo by a St. Maria Goretti parishioner)

UPDATED Nov. 7, 2018 COAL VALLEY – St. Maria Goretti Church here was extensively damaged and has been temporarily closed after a vehicle crashed through its southwest wall the evening of Thursday, Oct. 25. The driver, Joe Gotthardt, reportedly suffered a sudden medical condition prior to losing control of his truck, a Dodge Ram 2500. […]

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Benedictine retreat house in Rock Island becomes a ‘center of compassion’

The new Compassion Team at Benet House Retreat Center in Rock Island is shown with Sister Joyce Rupp, OSM (second from left), who trained them. Team members are Jan Gull, Sister Bobbi Bussan, OSB, director of Benet House, and Elaine Olson. Provided photo

ROCK ISLAND — If the world is going to be at peace, it may be compassion that turns things around. The Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Mary Monastery are doing what they can to support that by making their Benet House Retreat Center a “center of compassion,” according to Sister Bobbi Bussan, OSB, director. […]

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In new book, Pope Francis calls for an alliance between the young and old

Pope Francis attends the release of the book, "Sharing the Wisdom of Time," in Rome Oct. 23. In the book, the pope offers commentary on the life stories of older people throughout the world. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the launch of a new book, Pope Francis is calling for a new alliance — between young and old — to change the world. In an effort to counteract today’s “culture of waste” that too easily marginalizes or ignores the young and the elderly, the book by Loyola Press creates […]

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Confronting ALS, Ed Rapp adds $1 million to OSF HealthCare endowment

Ed Rapp, former group president at Caterpillar in Peoria, said that even though being diagnosed with ALS meant he couldn't finish out his career at the company he gave 37 years to, being able to make a difference at Caterpillar and in the world of ALS makes his a happy story. (Provided photo)

Ed Rapp is reminded every day, with every step he takes, that ALS is a part of his life. He prefers not to focus on the fear of what is to come, however. “I remind audiences that none of us is going to get out of this alive,” he recently told The Catholic Post during […]

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