“Yellow Rose” (Sony)

Eva Noblezada and Dale Watson star in a scene from the movie "Yellow Rose." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony Pictures)

By Catholic News Service A Filipina (Eva Noblezada) living in Texas but lacking legal papers faces a series of challenges as she dreams of, and works toward, a career in country music. Her fledgling boyfriend (Liam Booth), the bar owner (Libby Villari) who hires her and the established star (Dale Watson, playing himself) who mentors […]

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Funeral homily: Three things that Archbishop Myers would say to us today

Msgr. Steven P. Rohlfs, PA, who was vicar general to Archbishop John J. Myers when he was bishop of Peoria, was the homilist for the Solemn Requiem Mass on Sept. 30. His memories offered a humorous and touching look at how Archbishop Myers loved his priests and the church. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of the homily given at the Sept. 30 Requiem Mass for Archbishop John J. Myers. The homilist was Msgr. Steven P. Rohlfs, rector emeritus of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and a longtime friend of the archbishop who served with him in the Diocese of Peoria, […]

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A remembrance of Archbishop Myers by longtime friend, novelist Gary Wolf

Novelist Gary Wolf, the author of “Who Censored Roger Rabbit?,” is pictured with his lifelong friend, Archbishop John J. Myers, in this 1993 Catholic Post file photo taken when the latter was Bishop of Peoria. Both are natives of Earlville and shared a love of science fiction. They would later co-author a science fiction novel, “Space Vulture.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following reflection was submitted for the special edition of The Catholic Post recalling the life and legacy of Archbishop John J. Myers, archbishop emeritus of Newark and former bishop of Peoria, who died on Sept. 24, 2020.   By Gary Wolf Archbishop John J. Myers was my best friend from forever, and I […]

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The family of Archbishop Myers remembers the generosity, laughter of “Parent No. 3”

The siblings of Archbishop John J. Myers gathered for one last family photo at the entrance to the Bishops' Mausoleum at St. Mary's Cemetery in West Peoria on Oct. Sept. 30. They are (clockwise from left) Bill Myers, Loretta Malley, Larry Myers, Don Myers, Mary Didier and Elizabeth Myers. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Laughter frequently accompanies memories when the family of Archbishop John J. Myers talks about their brother John, Uncle John and “Bishop Uncle John.” There are a few other names for the late archbishop that are reserved to brothers and sisters only and won’t be shared here, although they are used lovingly and with great joy. […]

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Bishop Tylka welcomed into the family at St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center

Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka smiles as he talks about his collection of Chicago Blackhawks jerseys, sweatshirts and t-shirts and how he instructed his sister and nephew from New Jersey to put one on if they wanted to go to a game with him. In the same way, we must put on Christ if we hope to live as a disciple, he said during his visit to St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal on Oct. 11. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

NORMAL — Family is an important concept at St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center, and Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka was welcomed into that family when he celebrated Mass here on Oct. 11. It marked his first official visit to a Newman Center in the Diocese of Peoria since his episcopal ordination on July 23. […]

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Our Lady of Lourdes grotto is blessed at St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center

As Father Geoff Horton and Father Chase Hilgenbrinck look on, Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka blesses the new grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes at the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal. His visit on Oct.11 included an outdoor Mass, "COVID-safe" brown bag lunch, and opportunity to meet the students, alumni and their parents. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

NORMAL — Our Lady of Lourdes has kept a loving eye on the students and staff of the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center since long before it was known by that title. Now her presence can be felt in a new way. Over the summer a grotto in her honor was built in […]

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Bishop Jenky’s Respect Life Month message: Work, pray tirelessly for Gospel of Life

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, leads a rosary outside the former abortion clinic in Peoria in this file photo. In a message for the 2020 Respect Life Month, the bishop says the right to life is the first of all our human rights, and "the destruction of human life in the womb is an intrinsic evil." (The Catholic Post file photo/Tom Dermody)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is a letter released Oct. 5, 2020, by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, to mark Respect Life Month: — Human beings are made in the very image and likeness of God.  It is for this reason that, although abortion is not the only evil that afflicts human society, the right to life […]

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‘Post’ invites photos of recently deceased loved ones for 2020 All Souls Day video

This is a screenshot from The Catholic Post's 2020 All Souls Day memorial video.

The Catholic Post again invites photos of loved ones who died within the past year for inclusion in our annual All Souls Day memorial video. Photos will be included of those who have died since Sept. 1, 2019. They may be emailed to or mailed to The Catholic Post, PO Box 1722, Peoria IL 61656. […]

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Backyard grotto is a peaceful place of prayer as Dr. Michele Couri fights illness

Dr. Michele Couri sits in the new grotto that was built over the summer in a wooded area in back of her house in Peoria. The statue of Mary and Jesus was carved in Lebanon. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

In a wooded area in the back of her north Peoria home, Dr. Michele Couri finds the peace she needs to face challenges big and small, with help from the Virgin Mary, the Child Jesus and St. Sharbel. It comes in the form of a grotto constructed over the summer by a family friend, Patrick […]

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