Susan Stolt is retiring; fiscal oversight of diocese’s Catholic schools restructuring

Dr. Susan Stolt, associate superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Peoria, is flanked by Russ Courter, diocesan director of parish and school finance, and Lynn Hutton, who works in the diocesan Office of Finance. They will assume fiscal responsibility for Catholic schools when Stolt retires on March 12. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Dr. Susan Stolt wasn’t looking for a job as financial services coordinator for the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Peoria. She was happy as the business manager at Costa Catholic Academy in Galesburg, where she served for six years. The job came to her, so to speak. Brother William Dygert, CSC, superintendent […]

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St. Joseph’s Day will be a meaty one with many reasons to celebrate on March 19

The March 19 Solemnity of St. Joseph is a highlight of the "Year of St. Joseph" declared by Pope Francis and is also the beginning of a special year in the church dedicated to love expressed within the family. (CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz)

By Catholic News Service and Catholic Post staff WASHINGTON (CNS) — St. Patrick’s Day has its corned beef and cabbage and St. Joseph’s Day has zeppoles, Italian cream-filled doughnuts. The two feasts days, just two days apart, fall in the middle of Lent this year. St. Joseph’s Day, on March 19, is on a Friday […]

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Paul Moore: Bathing today’s issues in the light of Christ to offer rays of hope

In My Father’s House / Paul Thomas Moore I’ve been blessed to have written just over 60 columns for The Catholic Post. I receive cards, letters, and emails from readers on a regular basis. Surprisingly, I’ve never actually received anything negative. Occasionally, the thought has crossed my mind I must be doing something wrong. However, […]

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“Chaos Walking” (Lionsgate)

Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland star in a scene from the movie "Chaos Walking." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Murray Close, Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Dull dystopian science fiction drama, set in the distant future on a planet colonized by humans, pairs a teen inhabitant (Tom Holland) of its all-male community with a recently arrived astronaut (Daisy Ridley), the first woman he has ever seen. As they journey in search of a communications device that will […]

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A year ago, we had no idea

One year ago, in our edition dated March 15, 2020, the headline for this space was “The Coronavirus Post?” We noted how many stories in that issue were devoted to this emerging global health crisis, and said we might have to do so again in the future “should the spread have a greater impact on […]

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If God is merciful, can we be otherwise?

Shawn Reeves

By Shawn Reeves Fourth Sunday of Lent/March 14 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23; Psalm 137:1-2,3,4-5,6; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21 We have a proclivity to make our lives disorderly. We are weak, prone to give into temptation, lacking strong custody over our emotions, and tend toward selfishness. And like a river gnawing at the earth it passes through, the […]

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Chrism Mass returns to Holy Week, but is by invitation only on March 30

The oils to be blessed for sacramental anointing at parishes around the Diocese of Peoria are pictured prior to the 2020 Chrism Mass. This year's Chrism Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. (The Catholic Post file photo/Jennifer Willems)

After being delayed until October in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Chrism Mass will return to Holy Week this year. It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, at 1 p.m. and will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. To maintain COVID-19 protocols, attendance is by invitation only. The liturgy will be livestreamed […]

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