Catholic Charismatic day of renewal planned for April 22 in Peoria

Deacon Kevin Zeeb

“I Am Waiting for You, Come!” is the theme for a Catholic Charismatic Renewal day of renewal planned for Saturday, April 22, at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 N.E. Madison Ave., in Peoria. It will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and end with prayer at 3:30 p.m. The speakers will be Deacon Kevin Zeeb […]

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Baby Food Project marks 50 years of supporting life, with help from students

Seventh-graders from St. Patrick School in Washington deliver baby food and formula to the St. Gianna Baby Pantry of Catholic Charities in Peoria as part of the 50th annual Baby Food Project on March 31. With them is Kay Grillot, president of Tazewell County Right to Life. (The Catholic Post/Paul Thomas Moore)

All concerned were feeling blessed as they participated in the 50th Annual Tazewell County Right to Life Baby Food Project in support of pregnant women and their children on March 31. Chris Kapraun’s seventh grade class from St. Patrick School in Washington had a chance to present the baby food they had collected personally to […]

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Divine Mercy Sunday dispenses ‘sprinkles of mercy’ across diocese April 16

Polish Sister St. Faustina Kowalska is depicted with an image of Jesus Christ the Divine Mercy. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

In 2000, St. John Paul II declared that the Second Sunday of Easter would be devoted to the celebration of God’s great mercy. Catholics around the Diocese of Peoria will come together again this Sunday, now known as Divine Mercy Sunday, to pray and give thanks. A feature of Divine Mercy Sunday is the possibility […]

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Bishop’s Easter Letter encourages all to ‘Make Jesus visible by who you are!’

Bishop Louis Tylka pours holy water over John Marchetti of St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal as he baptizes him at the Easter Vigil at St. Mary's Cathedral on April 8. Marchetti would take John the Baptist as his confirmation name a few minutes later. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Easter l April 9, 2023 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We celebrate with great joy the good news of Christ’s resurrection. Our Easter joy comes from the witnessing to us and through us that Jesus has conquered death and lives anew. As St. Peter testified: “They put him to death by hanging him on a […]

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Moore joins staff of The Catholic Post

Paul Thomas Moore

The Catholic Post has a new staff writer. He is Paul Thomas Moore and if the name sounds familiar it’s because he has contributed the column “In My Father’s House” to The Post since November 2018. “We know readers have enjoyed Paul’s columns and look forward to the stories he will tell of the people, […]

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“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (Universal)

Animated characters Mario, voiced by Chris Pratt, and Luigi, voiced by Charlie Day, appear in “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” The OSV News classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (OSV News photo/Universal)

By OSV News Animated origin story for the siblings of the title (voices of Chris Pratt and Charlie Day) dutifully accounts for various elements in the landmark video games in which they are featured. Magically transported to an alternate universe, the duo of Brooklyn plumbers become separated in the process, one landing in an upbeat […]

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In ‘The Dry Wood,’ Houselander explores the mystery of Christ’s life in us

Reviewed by Lindsey Weishar Though certainly not a new book, mid-20th century spiritual writer Caryll Houselander’s “The Dry Wood” has something to say to 21st-century readers. Houselander’s only novel, originally published in 1947, has recently been re-released by The Catholic University of America Press as a part of its Catholic Women Writers Series. The novel takes as its […]

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From palms to Passion: How can we enter fully into the mystery of Holy Week?

This detail of Jesus carrying his cross is from a stained glass window at St. Joseph Church in Peoria. (Father Dominic Garramone, OSB)

Living the Word l Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion/April 2 (At the procession with palms) Matthew 21:1-11 (At the Mass) Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14 — 27:66 Palm Sunday: a day of contrasts! In our liturgy we move from palms to Passion; from hope to heartbreak. Reflection beforehand […]

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