President-principal model coming to Central Catholic, Bloomington, in July

BLOOMINGTON — After nearly two years of research and planning, Central Catholic High School will transition to a president-principal model of governance, effective July 1. Sean Foster, who has served as principal since 2014, has been named the school’s first president. A search is being conducted for the next principal. “This is an exciting time […]

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March ‘gladness’! Two state volleyball titles for Corpus Christi, Bloomington

Members of the IESA Class 8-2A volleyball state champion Saints of Corpus Christi Catholic School in Bloomington include, front row from left, Ruthie Doering, Lauren Sears, Molly Kinsella, and Aubrey Fair; back row from left, Carly Young, Josie Certa, Addison Hoeniges, Kampbell Niepagen, Avery Duff, and Madison Bradbury. Provided photo

BLOOMINGTON — Forget about your busted NCAA basketball brackets for a moment and celebrate a rare state championship sweep in girls volleyball accomplished in March by Corpus Christi Catholic School of Bloomington. On Saturday, March 12, the Saints’ seventh grade team won the Illinois Elementary School Association Class 7-2A girls volleyball state championship with a […]

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Input of deaf Catholics sought via online survey in advance of Synod of Bishops

Worshippers use American Sign Language while praying during a Palm Sunday Mass. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

CHAMPAIGN — They may not be able to participate in a traditional listening session for the Synod of Bishops 2023, but that doesn’t mean Catholics who are deaf or hard of hearing have nothing to say. Their input is being sought by the National Catholic Office for the Deaf by means of a survey that […]

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St. Padre Pio glove relic is venerated by hundreds at Milan and Peoria churches

Among the many venerating the relic at St. Ambrose Church in Milan on March 14 was Sheila Herman, pastoral assistant at the parish. (Provided photo/Laura Boemecke)

MILAN — To the hundreds who came to venerate a relic of St. Padre Pio at St. Ambrose Church here on March 14 and again six days later in Peoria, Father Bill Kneemiller offers a suggestion. “This is a wonderful time to start a Padre Pio prayer group,” said Father Kneemiller, a senior priest of […]

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Bishop Tylka addresses permanent deacons, candidates, and their wives

Bishop Louis Tylka takes questions during his visit with the permanent deacons of the Diocese of Peoria at their Deacon Convocation March 5. He thanked them for their ministry and said he looked forward to working with them for many years to come. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

As they gathered for the first time since COVID-19 shut down many public meetings and events in March 2020, permanent deacons from around the Diocese of Peoria had the joy of seeing one another in person and hearing words of gratitude and support from their new spiritual father. “Your ministry is valued. I appreciate what […]

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Paul Moore: Lent literally brims and beckons with blossoming blessings

Crocuses bloom near a sidewalk in Danville. (Photo courtesy Bruce Padan)

In My Father’s House / Paul Thomas Moore It’s more than just nice when the world starts to open up like a sunflower come spring. It’s wonder-full. That’s a big part of my excuse for finding it hard to think of Lent exclusively as a somber season. During late February or early March, there’s always […]

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Sunday Mass obligation dispensation to be rescinded on Palm Sunday: Bishop Tylka

Father James Pankiewicz, pastor, greets parishioners as they leave St. Mary Church in Kickapoo following Mass on Sunday, March 20. Bishop Louis Tylka has announced that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass -- granted in the Diocese of Peoria two years ago near the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States -- is being rescinded effective on Palm Sunday, April 10. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of a letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Peoria from Bishop Louis Tylka announcing that “the time has come to rescind the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass” that had been in place in the Diocese of Peoria since March 14, 2020, near the […]

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“X” (A24)

Mia Goth stars in the film "X." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Christopher Moss, A24)

By Catholic News Service Twisted horror tale, set in 1979, in which the cast (most prominently Mia Goth) and crew (led by Martin Henderson) of a pornographic movie rent a disused boarding house on the remote property of an elderly couple (Stephen Ure and Goth, under much make-up) to use as their set. But the behavior […]

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Bishop Tylka calls diocese’s faithful to prayer March 25 for peace in Ukraine

Bishop Louis Tylka has encouraged the faithful in the Diocese of Peoria to specially pray for peace in Ukraine through the intercession of Mary on March 16. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

As the invasion of Ukraine by Russia continues to devastate that nation and “shock and frighten the world,” Bishop Louis Tylka has encouraged the faithful of the Diocese of Peoria to join Pope Francis in offering prayers for God’s mercy and peace through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday, March 25. Pope […]

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