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Diocese’s catechists have creatively taught God’s love during pandemic

With catechists and members of the RCIA team standing behind him, Father Donald Levitt, pastor at Christ the King Church in Moline, extends his hand in blessing to include parents and grandparents as witnesses to the Catholic faith in their families on Catechetical Sunday, Sept. 19. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

COVID-19 made it difficult, but catechists around the Diocese of Peoria found new and creative ways to teach young people about God’s love, the friendship of Jesus, and why it’s important to live their faith all day, every day. Last Sunday they were praised for their ongoing efforts as parishes celebrated Catechetical Sunday. This year’s […]

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Sale of hand-painted bowls, homemade soups will benefit Sophia’s Kitchen

Claire Crone (center), director of Sophia's Kitchen in Peoria, looks in on Sadie Pierce, Jane Seiler and Marlee Curtis who are putting their artistic skills to work as part of the Spoonful benefit for Sophia's Kitchen. In all, 200 bowls were painted Sept. 13-14. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

PEORIA HEIGHTS — Who says you can’t help people and have fun at the same time? Budding Picassos, Van Goghs and Rembrandts gathered at Fired Up Pottery here on Sept. 13-14 to paint bowls that will be sold to benefit Sophia’s Kitchen, the sandwich program located at St. Joseph Church in downtown Peoria. Among those […]

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What keeps us from living as disciples of Jesus?

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Sept. 26 Numbers 11:25-29; Psalm 19:8,10,12-13,14; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48 This Sunday’s Gospel explores the question: who speaks authentically on behalf of Jesus? It also offers a stern message concerning those things that might stop us from fully accepting the invitation from Jesus to live as his disciples. The […]

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Lindsey Weishar: ‘Thou mayest,’ and the necessity of tending to our wounds

"Cruella embraces an identity that denies the goodness within her and damages her relationships with others," writes Lindsey Weishar of the subject of the movie "Cruella," portrayed here by Emma Stone. (CNS photo/Laurie Sparham, Disney Enterprises, Inc.)

My Vocation is Love / Lindsey Weishar A facet of the 21st century I appreciate is film and literature’s interest in the boundary between good and evil. Though the culture also has huge blind spots when it comes to identifying good and evil, it does well in troubling the idea that a person is either […]

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Photos of deceased loved ones sought for Post’s 2021 All Souls memorial video

A screen capture from The Catholic Post's 2018 All Souls Day memorial video. We once again invite readers to submit photos of recently deceased loved ones for inclusion in our 2021 tribute.

The Catholic Post invites photos of loved ones who died in the past year for inclusion in a memorial video to be released on Nov. 2, All Souls Day. The photos should be of persons from within the Diocese of Peoria who have died since Sept. 1, 2020. They may be emailed to tdermody@cdop.org  or […]

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Unmask the unborn, follow the science

As we move toward October, Respect Life Month, we have a couple of suggestions for those interested in truth when it comes to human life. First, unmask the unborn. Just as our face coverings — necessitated by the pandemic month after month — hide our expressions and muffle our voices, so too humans not yet […]

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Gift leads to renovation at St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center at WIU in Macomb

Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka celebrates Mass on Sept. 19 in the newly renovated chapel of the St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center at Western Illinois University in Macomb. Concelebrating are Father Adam Stimpson, left, chaplain, and Father Joseph Domse, SMA, assistant chaplain. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

MACOMB — Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka expressed the Diocese of Peoria’s gratitude to the family of the late Dr. William “Bill” McCamey on Sunday for a major gift that led to the renovation of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Newman Center on the campus of Western Illinois University. “It is a great gift to […]

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