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Sr. Ana Pia to head new Catholic Charities leadership team

By: By Jennifer Willems After months of collaboration between the diocese and the agency, a unique new leadership team has been put into place for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria. Joining the Catholic Charities staff as president and director of mission and ministry is Sister Ana Pia Cordua, a member of the Servants […]

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Says pro-life ‘Davids’ will win over Planned Parenthood ‘Goliath’

By: By Jennifer Willems As the largest abortion provider in the country, Planned Parenthood certainly seems like a powerful Goliath, but “David” has everything necessary to win the fight, according to Eric Scheidler of Aurora, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League. “I’ll tell you who ‘David’ is. It’s you — every one of you,” […]

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New challenges for Oglesby teacher even after 35 years

By: By Jennifer Willems Editor’s note: Catholic Schools Week will be observed Jan. 30 to Feb. 5. A guide to the week published in the Jan. 23 issue of The Catholic Post honored 94 faculty and staff members celebrating anniversary years of Catholic education in the Diocese of Peoria. OGLESBY — Holy Family School is […]

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Urge governor to abolish death penalty: Illinois bishops

By: By Jennifer Willems “The death penalty in Illinois should be abolished,” said the Catholic bishops of Illinois, who are urging Gov. Pat Quinn to sign legislation that would do just that. The Jan. 13 statement by the bishops came a week after the Illinois House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 3539, which would do […]

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Bishop teaches on liturgy, Mass revisions in 2011 Festival Letter

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky and priests of the diocese celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The bishop’s 2011 Festival Letter is a reflection on the Sacred Liturgy. By: By Jennifer Willems Saying that “the liturgy is something near and dear to the heart of every Catholic,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is using […]

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Clock is ticking: Proposed hospice home needs support

By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles about the proposed OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria and hospice care in general. Future stories will look at how local patients and their families have benefited and the role of volunteers. The clock is ticking. While great […]

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Has a Religious priest, Sister, Brother impacted your life?

By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: Across the nation this weekend people are being encouraged to offer support for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Last year more than $28 million was raised — including $132,478 from the Diocese of Peoria — to offer direct assistance to 477 religious institutes. But we know these dedicated women […]

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Joan Weber to direct Chicago province of women’s group

By: By Jennifer Willems Joan Weber may not be the president of the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women anymore — she installed her successor, Nympha White of Grand Ridge, at the organization’s Oct. 16 convention — but her service to women of faith in Illinois isn’t done quite yet. For the next two years […]

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