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168 priests advised on implementing of new Mass texts

By: By Jennifer Willems When Abraham Lincoln penned the Gettysburg Address, he used the words “four score and seven years ago” to establish a framework for his remarks. He could have said “87 years ago,” but the context of that November day in 1863 called for a different tone, a different way of entering into […]

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After tearful goodbyes, Streator Catholics form new parish

By: By Jennifer Willems STREATOR — With every death comes new life and that is the hope the Streator Catholic Community was encouraged to hold on to as parishioners came together for the last Masses at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Church of St. Stephen and the Church of St. Anthony last weekend. […]

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Muslim-Christian dialogue in Quad Cities promotes peace

By: By Jennifer Willems MOLINE — It didn’t happen on the world stage, but over the last two weeks about 100 Muslim and Christian women in the Quad Cities proved that simple, open dialogue can make all the difference in the world when it comes to peace. “Only with dialogue comes understanding and only with […]

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850 pray with Bishop Jenky at Catholic Schools Mass

By: By Jennifer Willems Editor’s note: Photos from the event may be viewed by clicking on either the Post Photos camera icon at left or by visiting the Catholic Post’s Facebook site. With the first few days of school behind them, 850 Catholic school students came from all four corners of the Diocese of Peoria […]

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St. Bede Abbey, Peru, celebrates 100 years of service, witness

Photo Caption: Archabbots, abbots, and monks exchange a sign of peace during a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sept. 6 commemorating the centennial of St. Bede Abbey’s elevation to an independent abbey. By: By Jennifer Willems (For more photos from the celebration as well as from a day at St. Bede Abbey spent by Catholic Post […]

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Parish respect life reps pray, study, are commissioned

By: By Jennifer Willems God gifts each person to do what he asks, but there’s a catch. “With every gift comes a responsibility to use what we have received for the glory of God and the service of our neighbor,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, told the parish respect life coordinators from around the Diocese […]

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Group from Moline parish back from El Salvador ‘immersion’

By: By Jennifer Willems MOLINE — Walking down “memory lane” can bring great joy. It can also bring great sadness. Sister Charlotte Seubert, FSPA, pastoral associate at Christ the King Parish found both when she returned to El Salvador in August as part of a group from the Moline parish. They traveled to El Salvador […]

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New Marquette Academy to open in Ottawa Aug. 17

By: By Jennifer Willems OTTAWA — More than 500 students will walk through the doors of the new Marquette Academy on Aug. 17, making it the first school in the Diocese of Peoria to enroll young people from pre-kindergarten through high school. “It will be neat to see them all be Crusaders, to see them […]

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Words of healing, hope at Catholic Charismatic Conference

Photo Caption: “Jesus knows where we need to be healed,” said Father Paul Burak, one of the speakers at the July 30-31 Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference in Peoria. By: By Jennifer Willems In a world that moves quickly, constantly and with a great deal of noise, the concept of healing can be puzzling. “Healing often […]

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All aspects of high school life are chaplain’s mission field

By: By Jennifer Willems Students at Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Peoria have access to a resource that students in many other dioceses don’t: chaplains. “We have the luxury of having guys in there full time. That says something about our diocese,” said Father Patrick Henehan, who for 10 years was the chaplain […]

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