Boys, young men from across diocese invited to summer Emmaus Days sessions

A water bottle bearing the Emmaus Days prayer is in the foreground during an outdoor discussion at a 2021 Emmaus Days session. (Provided photo)

Boys and young men from throughout the Diocese of Peoria are invited to take part in Emmaus Days this summer, a vocations awareness program that provides a spiritual and fun environment designed to make them more aware of God’s presence in their lives. Four sessions, led by seminarians and with involvement from diocesan priests on […]

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Church presence in Uvalde, Texas, gives strength, love, archbishop says

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio comforts people in Uvalde, Texas, outside the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting on May 24. (CNS/Marco Bello, Reuters)

By Carol Zimmermann / Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — When news broke of the May 24 school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller was in a meeting with about 150 archdiocesan priests. The meeting was rescheduled and several priests left right away to be with people in the Texas town about 100 […]

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“Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount)

Tom Cruise stars in a scene from the movie "Top Gun: Maverick." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Scott Garfield, Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service In this rousing sequel to the 1986 blockbuster, directed by Joseph Kosinski, the first film’s protagonist, a Navy fighter pilot (Tom Cruise), is ordered by his superiors (Val Kilmer and Jon Hamm) to tread unfamiliar territory by becoming an instructor to a new generation of trainee aviators. As he tries to […]

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“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” (20th Century)

This is a scene from "The Bob's Burgers Movie." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/20th Century via EPK TV)

By Catholic News Service Frequently amusing animated comedy follows the adventures of the titular restaurant’s owner (voice of H. Jon Benjamin), his wife (voice of John Roberts) and their three children (voices of Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal). With the payment on a bank loan looming, a sinkhole abruptly opens up in front […]

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Sanctity of Human Life Rally now set in Peoria on Tuesday evening, May 24

Monica Cline is the guest speaker at the Sanctity of Human Life Rally on May 24 in Peoria.

The Sanctity of Human Life Rally in Peoria, postponed from its usual January date because of a COVID-19 surge at that time, will take place at 7 p.m. this Tuesday, May 24, at a new location — Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2025 N. Kickapoo Creek Road. The guest speaker is Monica Cline, a former Planned Parenthood […]

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San Francisco archbishop says no Communion for Pelosi over her abortion stand

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone are seen in this composite photo. (CNS composite/Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters, and Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

By Julie Asher, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — San Francisco’s archbishop declared May 20 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is not “to be admitted” to Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates “support for abortion ‘rights’” and goes to confession and receives absolution “for her cooperation in this evil.” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone […]

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Nine permanent deacons in diocese are marking 25th anniversary of ordination

Five of the permanent deacons who are celebrating their 25th anniversary of ordination this year were present at the Deacon Convocation on March 5. They are (group photo from left) Deacon Russ Swim, Deacon Joe LaHood, Deacon Ernie Whited, Deacon Bob Pomazal and Deacon Roger Hunter. Unavailable when the group photo was taken are (top to bottom) Deacon Brendan Carolan, Deacon Dennis DeVooght, Deacon Lawrence Honzel and Deacon Nicholas Simon. (Group photo by The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of Jubilarians 2022, a 20-page section of The Catholic Post dated May 22, 2022, and honoring the priests, religious, and permanent deacons marking milestone years of ministry. — The Diocese of Peoria’s sixth class of permanent deacons gave 17 new ministers of the word, sacrament and charity to the […]

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Bishop Tylka to celebrate Mass for new Catholics at cathedral on June 5

Trisha Lengfelder (left) with her sponsor Susan Zola listens as the Exsultet or Easter Proclamation is sung at the beginning of the Easter Vigil at St. Matthew Church in Champaign on April 16. Lengfelder would be received into full communion with the Catholic Church, be confirmed and receive the Eucharist for the first time that evening. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Those who were received into the Catholic Church at this year’s Easter Vigil have been invited to join Bishop Louis Tylka on Pentecost Sunday, June 5, for a Mass for New Catholics. It will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 607 N.E. Madison Ave. The families, friends and sponsors who accompanied these […]

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Four characteristics that indicate a life of authentic Christian discipleship

Tim Irwin

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin Sixth Sunday of Easter/May 22 Acts 15:1-2,22-29; Psalm 67:2-3,4,5,8; Revelation 21:10-14,22-23; John 14:23-29 Americans highly value convenience. When companies retool their products and services, they hope to make things more convenient for their customers. The website I use to book golf tee times has recently been reworked and to […]

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