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Pope Francis appoints Father Louis Tylka as Coadjutor Bishop for Diocese of Peoria

Coadjutor Bishop-elect Father Louis Tylka

Pope Francis has appointed Father Louis Tylka, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Peoria. A coadjutor is an assistant bishop with the right of succession. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, who has shepherded the Diocese of Peoria since 2002, will continue as diocesan bishop. When Bishop Jenky […]

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The church as a community of faith and living stones, with Jesus as cornerstone

Father R. Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Fifth Sunday of Easter/May 10 Acts 6:1-7; Psalm 33:1-2,4-5,18-19; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12 In the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost the emphases of the Sunday Scripture readings gradually change. At first the focus is on the risen Lord who has conquered sin and death. But as the feast of […]

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Bishop Jenky: Turn to Mary, intercession of Archbishop Sheen, to end pandemic

May 8 is the 125th anniversary of the birth of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. The stained glass image of Mary is from near his tomb at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria, while the photo of Archbishop Sheen is courtesy of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith / Missio.org.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was released on May 8, 2020, by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. It was written on the stationery of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation. Dear Friend of Sheen, Bishops across the United States joined in a renewed consecration of our nation to the Blessed Virgin Mary as we entered the […]

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Paul Moore column: Being away from homeland when tragedy happens

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the unedited version of the “In My Father’s House” column by Paul Thomas Moore that appeared in the May 10, 2020, edition of The Catholic Post.) Most of the time, when writing this column, I approach the blank page with a sense of anticipatory curiosity — as a traveler might approach […]

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New outdoor grotto at St. Jude, Peoria, invites prayers for those in COVID-19 fight

A new outdoor prayer grotto has been established at St. Jude Church and School in Peoria in support of all those in the fight against COVID-19. Information on how to light a candle on behalf of health care workers, first responders, or those in peril is found by clicking the "Shine a Light" banner on the parish website, stjudechurchpeoria.org. (Photo by Daryl Wilson)

A new outdoor prayer grotto has been established on the grounds of St. Jude Church and School in Peoria to support all those in the fight against COVID-19. The public is invited to have a candle lit by submitting prayers — for themselves or on behalf of others — via the parish website, stjudechurchpeoria.org. Click […]

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Bishops of U.S., Canada will consecrate their nations to Mary on Friday, May 1

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops May 1 in consecrating the two nations to the care of the Blessed Mother under the title “Mary, Mother of […]

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“Selah and the Spades” (Amazon)

Lovie Simone and Jharrel Jerome star in a scene from the movie "Selah and the Spades." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Amazon Studios)

By Catholic News Service An elite private high school becomes the unlikely setting for a study of criminality as the graduating leader (Lovie Simone) of a gang that supplies their fellow students with narcotics and alcohol finds a protege (Celeste O’Connor) to train in Machiavellian tactics. While her new friend’s star rises, her right-hand man’s […]

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St. Peter’s Resurrection proclamation should inspire hope and joy, not hatred

Father R. Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Third Sunday of Easter/April 26 Acts 2:14,22-33; Psalm 16:1-2,4,7-8,9-10,11; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35 There is a pandemic that the world currently struggles against, and I’m not referring to COVID-19. It is a pandemic of rising discrimination and bigotry against Jews. Its name is “antisemitism.” The first reading today is […]

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In message to priests, Bishop Jenky hopes for renewed diocese post-pandemic

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, addresses priests of the Diocese of Peoria in this image taken from his April 7 message posted on YouTube.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the transcription of a video message from Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, to the priests of the Diocese of Peoria released April 7. Normally the priests renew their priestly promises when they gather with the bishop during Holy Week for the annual Chrism Mass. That liturgy was postponed because of COVID-19 […]

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“We Summon the Darkness” (Saban/Amazon Prime)

Alexandra Daddario, Logan Miller, Maddie Hasson and Amy Forsyth star in a scene from the movie "We Summon the Darkness." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/courtesy LB Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service This low-budget Satan worship-themed slasher film was apparently intended partly as an homage to 1980s horror movies. Devoid of coherent dialogue or action and punctuated by desultory stabbings and fleeting theological proclamations, it is instead simply a mess. As three rebellious girls in 1988 Indiana (Alexandra Daddario, Maddie Hasson and Amy […]

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