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New museum exhibit explores Catholic education in diocese

By: By Jennifer Willems Even before there was a Diocese of Peoria, there was a passion for Catholic education in central Illinois. It was a passion shared by Bishop John Lancaster Spalding, who was consecrated to lead the fledgling diocese on May 1, 1877, and would be felt throughout the country before he died in […]

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New bishop, Moline native, brings needs of Belize ‘home’

Photo Caption: Auxiliary Bishop Christopher Glancy, CSV, of the Diocese of Belize City-Belmopan in Belize, baptizes Colton Kepple (in arms of his mother, Karen) at St. Thomas Church in Peoria Heights on July 29. By: By Jennifer Willems PEORIA HEIGHTS — Bishop Christopher Glancy, CSV, looked right at home at St. Thomas the Apostle Church […]

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Those who minister to women also await fate of Dwight prison

Photo Caption: Dwight Correctional Center is scheduled to be closed on Aug. 31. A town hall meeting took place July 16 in the parish hall of St. Patrick’s Church. By: By Jennifer Willems DWIGHT — What doesn’t show up on balance sheets in Springfield filled the parish hall at St. Patrick’s Church here last Monday […]

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Groundbreaking set July 26 for new Family Resources Center

Photo Caption: An artist’s rendering of the proposed new home for the Family Resources Center, to be located across Monroe Street from the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. By: By Jennifer Willems Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will advance the cause of respect for life again this Thursday, July 26, when he blesses and breaks […]

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Diocese’s First Communicants inspire with their devotion

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky extends his hand in blessing over Stevan Sanchez of St. Hyacinth’s Parish, LaSalle, before they have their photo taken at the diocesan Mass for First Communicants on June 9. By: By Jennifer Willems It didn’t take long for the little hands of the children who had made their First Communion this […]

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Wapella parish funds pro-life billboard; issues challenge

Photo Caption: This billboard message is seen by hundreds of drivers every day along Route 51 north of the DeWitt County village of Wapella. By: By Jennifer Willems WAPELLA — Be sure to look up as you drive north on Route 51 coming out of Wapella. The members of St. Patrick’s Church have a special […]

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Benkovic: New evangelization ‘has to come from the heart’

By: By Jennifer Willems When it comes to winning souls for Christ, witness is much more effective than a war of words, according to lay evangelist Johnnette Benkovic. “The idea is not to convince someone. You may know the best thing for them is faith, but you have to respect where that person is,” she […]

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Mothers, daughters share tea, truth with Johnnette Benkovic

Photo Caption: Nikki Chandler of St. Patrick’s Parish, Washington, chats with speaker Johnnette Benkovic after the inaugural Mother-Daughter Tea hosted by the diocesan Office of Evangelization on June 15. By: By Jennifer Willems No matter what they might have been feeling when they came to the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria to have tea with […]

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Widowed, divorced are urged to “H.O.P.E.” in God’s plan

Photo Caption: Johnnette Benkovic opened and closed her keynote talks at the Conference for the Widowed and Divorced with prayer. By: By Jennifer Willems There is no escaping the cross and that’s OK by Johnnette Benkovic. “Whatever our circumstance is in life, whatever cross God entrusts to us, God wants to use it for our […]

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‘Fortnight for Freedom’ to be observed June 21 to July 4

By: By Jennifer Willems The ringing of church bells and Sunday homilies devoted to the subject are just two ways Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Peoria will “promote, protect, and pray for religious freedom” during a “Fortnight for Freedom” from June 21 to July 4. “I have called on all pastors of our diocese […]

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