Bishop Jenky’s Respect Life Month message: Work, pray tirelessly for Gospel of Life

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, leads a rosary outside the former abortion clinic in Peoria in this file photo. In a message for the 2020 Respect Life Month, the bishop says the right to life is the first of all our human rights, and "the destruction of human life in the womb is an intrinsic evil." (The Catholic Post file photo/Tom Dermody)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is a letter released Oct. 5, 2020, by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, to mark Respect Life Month: — Human beings are made in the very image and likeness of God.  It is for this reason that, although abortion is not the only evil that afflicts human society, the right to life […]

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‘Post’ invites photos of recently deceased loved ones for 2020 All Souls Day video

This is a screenshot from The Catholic Post's 2020 All Souls Day memorial video.

The Catholic Post again invites photos of loved ones who died within the past year for inclusion in our annual All Souls Day memorial video. Photos will be included of those who have died since Sept. 1, 2019. They may be emailed to or mailed to The Catholic Post, PO Box 1722, Peoria IL 61656. […]

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In “Humility Rules,” Benedictine offers a different kind of self-improvement plan

Reviewed by Nancy Piccione The members of my family, God bless them, have to put up with me sharing so many personal development tips, tricks, and hacks. I really, truly enjoy books, articles, and podcasts about ways to improve one’s time management, relationships, energy levels, and much more. If you’re a person like me, you […]

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“Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton” (ArtAffects)

This is a movie poster for the 2020 documentary "Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Family Theater Productions)

By Catholic News Service Moving documentary chronicles the life of Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton (1909-1992), founder of the Family Rosary movement and tireless advocate of strengthening marital and familial ties through prayer of all kinds. Filmmaker Jonathan Cipiti uses archival recordings and footage as well as interviews with collaborators, friends and those influenced by […]

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Accept the invitation, respond with love

Father Timothy Hepner

By Father Timothy Hepner Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Oct. 11 Isaiah 25:6-10a; Psalm 23:1-3a,3b-4,5,6; Philippians 4:12-14,19-20; Matthew 22:1-14 Sitting with a group of high school boys, I introduced myself: “I’m the vocation director.” They seemed apprehensive. “When I say ‘vocation,’ do you think, ‘priesthood’?” They responded with anxious head nods. “And does that scare you?” The […]

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St. Thérèse and the mission of the laity — a guest column by Katie Faley

This bronze statue is from the Shrine of St. Therese in Juneau, Alaska. (CNS/Nancy Wiechec)

By Katie Faley St. Thérèse of Lisieux, whose feast we celebrate on the first of October, has long been a favorite of mine. I have always found her character relatable and her simplistic faith approachable. She never saw herself as being anything special — hard to believe considering she is now a Doctor of the […]

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