Eight to be honored at ‘Night of Knights’ Mass and dinner in Streator on April 6

STREATOR — Eight members of the Knights of Columbus from around the Diocese of Peoria will be honored for outstanding service to the organization, the church, and their communities at the 31st annual “Night of Knights” recognition dinner here on Saturday, April 6. The evening, sponsored by the Peoria Diocese Chapter Knights of Columbus, begins […]

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Keeping our eyes fixed on world to come

Father Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Second Sunday of Lent/March 17 Genesis 15:5-12,17-18; Psalm 27:1,7-8,8-9,13-14; Philippians 3:17 — 4:1; Luke 9:28b-36 The first preface for Lent states that we “await the paschal feasts with the joy of minds made pure.” The older translation said, “Each year you give us this joyful season.” It has always struck me […]

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“Captain Marvel” (Disney)

Brie Larson stars in a scene from the movie "Captain Marvel." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Walt Disney Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Lavish origin story finds the superhero of the title (Brie Larson) faithfully serving the alien civilization that trained her as a warrior in its struggle against the encroachments of a race of shape-shifting enemies (led by Ben Mendelsohn). But when she joins her military mentor (Jude Law) on a mission to […]

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N.Y. Appellate Court unanimously rules Sheen remains may be moved to Peoria

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following news release was distributed by the Catholic Diocese of Peoria on Tuesday afternoon, March 5. PEORIA — It is again with great joy that Bishop Daniel Jenky, Bishop of Peoria, Illinois, and Promoter of the Cause for Canonization of Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, announces the unanimous decision of the New York State Supreme […]

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Funeral Mass for Sister Rosemary Becker, OSB, planned for March 5 in Rock Island

Sister Rosemary Becker, OSB, a longtime teacher in schools around the Diocese of Peoria, died March 2, 2019, at St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Sister Rosemary Becker, OSB, on Tuesday, March 5, at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Avenue West. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, also in Rock Island. Visitation is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March […]

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“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” (Lionsgate)

Tyler Perry stars in a scene from the movie "A Madea Family Funeral." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Chip Bergman, Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Writer-director and star Tyler Perry has given his alter ego Mabel “Madea” Simmons a sweet and funny valedictory as she organizes a family funeral and dispenses relationship wisdom to younger family members caught in the pain of infidelity. It’s an immensely satisfying story that returns to the formula of Perry’s successful […]

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