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Katie Faley: Walking in the footsteps of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on Mother’s Day

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wife and mother who was widowed at the age of 29 in 1803. Despite great hardships, she went on to do amazing work, and eventually became the first American-born saint in 1975. (Photo from setonshrine.org)

Cause of Our Joy / Katie Faley Have you ever had a saint follow you around? As if popping up in the most unexpected places throughout your life to say, “I’m praying for you!” That has been St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in my life. Four years ago, after being accepted into graduate school, I was […]

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Bishop Tylka’s June parish prayer calendar

Bishop Tylka will pray for three parishes under the patronage on St. Anthony in June. First will be St. Anthony Parish in Atkinson (pictured) on the saint's June 12 feast, followed by St. Anthony Parish, Matherville, and St. Anthony Parish, Hoopeston, the following two days.

Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka has been praying for each parish in the Diocese of Peoria by name, thanks to a calendar he developed with the assistance of Sister Linda Burkitt of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception (Heading Avenue Franciscans). The prayer calendar also includes days special to the religious communities active […]

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Why do we need the Holy Spirit?

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Solemnity of Pentecost/May 23 Acts 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13 or Galatians 5:16-25; Psalm 104:1,24,29-30,31,34; Veni Sancte Spiritus; John 20:19-23 or John 15:26-27; 16:12-15 Pentecost celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church. Jesus promises the Paraclete in the Gospel according to John. St. Luke does more than any of […]

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Bishop Tylka tells Class of 2021 ‘you have been chosen’ as commencements begin

Members of The High School of Saint Thomas More's Class of 2021 joyfully toss their graduation caps into the air moments after the conclusion of commencement ceremonies at the school on May 15. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

CHAMPAIGN — The mortarboards of the Class of 2021 may have been tossed to record heights at The High School of Saint Thomas More here May 15, fueled by the joy the seniors felt to be able to graduate as a class with family members present. That joy was shared by faculty, staff, and guests […]

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Archbishop Sheen’s 1952 Emmy Award gifted following birthday Mass at tomb

Joan Sheen Cunningham presents the Emmy Award won by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in 1952 to Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, left, and Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka, who presided at a Mass in front of Sheen's tomb on his birthday, May 8. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

It is customary to give gifts to those celebrating birthdays, but in honor of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s 126th birthday on May 8, his family presented a gift to the Sheen Foundation. It was the Emmy Award for “Most Outstanding Personality” that was presented to the media pioneer and host of “Life is Worth […]

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Drive-up baby shower in Rock Island Saturday benefits Women’s Choice Center

The Women's Choice Center is a pro-life outreach located in Bettendorf, Iowa. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

ROCK ISLAND — The Christ Child Society of the Quad Cities will host a “Red Wagon Drive-Up Baby Shower” on Saturday, May 15. All donations will benefit the Women’s Choice Center in Bettendorf, Iowa. Items may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Pius X Church, 2502 29th Ave., in Rock Island, […]

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Dan Burke to lead half-day retreat on May 15 at St. Louis Church in Princeton

Dan Burke

PRINCETON — “Setting the Captives Free — Spiritual Warfare and Discernment of Spirits” is the theme for a half-day retreat planned for Saturday, May 15, at St. Louis Church, 616 S. Gosse Blvd. It will be given by Dan Burke, president and founder of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation. In addition to his work […]

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Emmaus Days is returning to in-person this summer; registration now open

"More than Conquerors" is the theme for Emmaus Days 2021, a summer program for young men and boys sponsored by the Diocese of Peoria.

Registration is now open for Emmaus Days, a summer program for young men and boys sponsored by the Diocese of Peoria. After major adaptations last year because of the pandemic — including a series of online videos and small, one-day regional gatherings — the program returns to the familiar in-person format of four, multi-day sessions […]

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“Separation” (Open Road)

Violet McGraw and Rupert Friend star in a scene from the movie "Separation." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Blair Todd, Open Road Films)

By Catholic News Service Schlocky horror flick from director William Brent Bell in which a failing comic-book artist (Rupert Friend) battles his soon-to-be ex-wife (Mamie Gummer), an angry lawyer, for custody of their 8-year-old daughter (Violet McGraw). After Mom suffers a mysterious, violent death, this cringe-inducing domestic drama gets grafted onto a ghost story involving […]

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