Parents reflect on the journeys taken by newly ordained sons, ministry ahead

In a special moment for them both, Father Ignacio Cárdenas Morán gives Communion to his mother, Silvia Morán Moya, who traveled from Mexico to be at her son's ordination on May 27 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

By Paul Thomas Moore The various parental reactions to the ordination of their sons were like the different notes that make up a musical chord — retaining their individuality, yet in perfect harmonic agreement. Speaking through an interpreter, Father Ignacio Cárdenas Morán’s mother, Silvia Morán Moya, said the ordination was a “beautiful moment for my […]

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‘Zealous’ men begin priestly ministry

Deacon Ignacio Cárdenas Morán, Deacon Patrick Wille, Deacon Daniel Dionesotes and Deacon Nathan Hopper receive a round of applause after being presented by Father Patrick Henehan, diocesan vocation director of formation, and chosen for the Order of the Priesthood by Bishop Louis Tylka. The four were ordained on May 27 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

The Diocese of Peoria had four reasons to celebrate on May 27, as Bishop Louis Tylka ordained Father Ignacio Cárdenas Morán, Father Daniel Dionesotes, Father Nathan Hopper and Father Patrick Wille for priestly service. Not only was it the first time he ordained priests as the Bishop of Peoria, but it was the largest class […]

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Years of preparation, prayers give four new priests to the Diocese of Peoria

Following the Mass of Ordination on May 27 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, Bishop Louis Tylka and the Diocese of Peoria’s four new priests gathered on the balcony of the Bishop’s Residence. They are (from left) Father Daniel Dionesotes, Father Ignacio Cárdenas Morán, Father Patrick Wille and Father Nathan Hopper. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: An album of photos from the ordination of Father Ignacio Cárdenas Morán, Father Daniel Dionesotes, Father Nathan Hopper and Father Patrick Wille has been posted to The Catholic Post’s page on Facebook. In accompanying stories, Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, diocesan vocation director of recruitment, describes the Diocese of Peoria’s newest priests, while their parents […]

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“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” (Paramount)

This is a poster from the movie “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.” The OSV News classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (OSV News photo/Paramount)

By OSV News A duo of human characters (Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback) get caught up in the struggle between heroic and wicked factions of the titular car/robot shape shifters (the former group’s leader voiced by Peter Cullen, the latter’s by Colman Domingo). Directed by Steven Caple Jr., this seventh installment in the franchise features […]

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UPDATE: Pope had ‘peaceful night’ and in ‘general good condition’ after surgery

Pictured is a large card Pope Francis received after being operated on June 7, 2023, at Rome's Gemelli hospital. The card is from the family of Miguel Ángel, an infant the pope had baptized in Gemelli's oncology ward March 31. (CNS photo/Holy See Press Office)

By OSV News ROME (CNS) — Among the many messages Pope Francis has been getting over the course of his first full day recovering from abdominal surgery at Rome’s Gemelli hospital, his favorite, so far, was a large card from a Peruvian family he met during his last hospital stay. Covered in hearts, smiley faces […]

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Pope Francis undergoes successful three-hour surgery for hernia; conscious, alert

Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican Press Office, looks at Dr. Sergio Alfieri, a chief surgeon at Rome's Gemelli's hospital, who operated on Pope Francis June 7, and speaks to reporters at the hospital as seen in this screengrab of the news conference broadcast live by Vatican Media. Alfieri said the pope was recoverying well from a three-hour surgery for a hernia. (CNS screengrab/Courtesy Vatican Media)

By OSV News ROME (CNS) — Pope Francis was conscious and alert after a three-hour abdominal surgery that was performed “without complications” to treat a hernia, the Vatican said. The 86-year-old pope was taken to Rome’s Gemelli hospital shortly after his general audience June 7. He was put under general anesthesia and underwent abdominal surgery […]

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NCCW inviting all to prayer vigil for peace, healing from June 10 to 13

(OSV News photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters)

In response to continued acts of violence that have resulted in the deaths of people across the country, the National Council of Catholic Women has planned a prayer vigil for June 10-13. The announcement came from Kim Padan of Danville, the NCCW’s spirituality commission chair and past president of the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic […]

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40 Hours of eucharistic adoration planned June 7-10 in Chillicothe

Father R. Michael Schaab

CHILLICOTHE — To prepare for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, St. Edward Church will have 40 Hours of eucharistic adoration from Wednesday, June 7, through Saturday, June 10. The featured speaker will be Father R. Michael Schaab, a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria. Adoration is planned for 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on […]

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“Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse” (Sony)

Poster from "Spider-man Across the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures). The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/courtesy Sony Pictures)

After downbeat opening scenes involving a teen angst-ridden Spider-Woman (voice of Hailee Steinfeld), this animated sequel to 2018’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” hits its stride with witty dialogue enlivening the further adventures of the Brooklyn-based hero (voice of Shameik Moore) as he tangles with a mutant mad scientist (voice of Jason Schwartzman) whose increasing powers […]

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“The Boogeyman” (20th Century)

Sophie Thatcher stars in a scene from the movie “The Boggeyman.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Patti Perret, 20th Century Studios)

By OSV News Above-average chiller in which a recently widowed and still grieving father (Chris Messina) and his equally bereft daughters (Sophie Thatcher and Vivien Lyra Blair) become the victims of the unwelcome visitor of the title, with predictably unsettling results. Director Rob Savage’s relatively subtle screen version of a 1973 short story by horror-meister […]

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