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“Bloodshot” (Columbia)

Vin Diesel stars in the movie "Bloodshot." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Columbia)

By Catholic News Service Vin Diesel plays a Marine whose macho dreams come true when a doctor (Guy Pearce) uses nanotechnology to bring him back from the dead and endows him with superhuman fighting abilities in the process. He employs his new powers to track down and slay the crazed assassin (Toby Kebbell) who killed […]

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Bishop Jenky suspends all public Masses in the Diocese of Peoria effective March 14

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, citing coronavirus precautions, suspended all public Masses in the Diocese of Peoria effective with the Vigil Masses of Saturday, March 14. (The Catholic Post file/Tom Dermody)

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has suspended all public Masses in the Diocese of Peoria beginning with the Vigil Mass on this Saturday, March 14. Following is the full text of his statement, released on the afternoon of Friday, March 13, 2020. Click here for his March 12 statement with directives also affecting Catholic schools […]

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Bishop Jenky suspends Mass obligation, educational programs over coronavirus

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, citing coronavirus precautions, suspended all public Masses in the Diocese of Peoria effective with the Vigil Masses of Saturday, March 14. (The Catholic Post file/Tom Dermody)

BREAKING: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has suspended for the time being the obligation for Catholics of the Diocese of Peoria to participate at Sunday Mass. In a directive just released on the coronavirus and pastoral care, the bishop also announced the suspension of all Catholic educational programs for the next week and the cancellation […]

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Latest updates on coronavirus-related cancellations in the Diocese of Peoria

A sign on a church door in Peoria tells of the suspension of public Masses and all parish activities as a coronavirus precaution. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a fast-breaking story around the globe, nation, and now in the Diocese of Peoria. This site, along with The Catholic Post’s Facebook page, will be a source for latest developments affecting Catholic life and events in our diocese. We invite parishes and schools to make cancellations known to […]

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Deacon Raymond Van Wassenhove, 89, dies; funeral Mass is March 13 in Kewanee

Deacon Raymond Van Wassenhove

KEWANEE — A funeral Mass was to be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 13, at Saint John Paul II Parish here for Deacon Raymond J. Van Wassenhove, who served as a permanent deacon at the parish from 1990 to 2005 when it was known as St. Mary. Deacon Van Wassenhove, who was ordained […]

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Judy Mueller from Manito joins Bishop’s Commission on Women in Church, Society

Judy Mueller of Immaculate Conception Parish in Manito, center, is flanked by Kimberly Lange, chairperson, and Father David Whiteside, chairperson, of the Bishop's Commission on Women in the Church and in Society. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

The Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society has welcomed a new member, Judy Mueller of Immaculate Conception Parish in Manito. She received her binder and pin of Our Lady of Perpetual Help from Kimberly Lange, chairperson, and Father David Whiteside, spiritual director, at a recent meeting. Mueller learned more about the […]

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Learn from the ‘scandals’ Jesus caused

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Third Sunday of Lent/March 15 Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm 95:1-2,6-7,8-9; Romans 5:1-2,5-8; John 4:5-42 I’m old enough to remember what it means to be scandalized. Something happens causing moral outrage in a large cross section of people leading to shock, surprise and disbelief. It’s difficult to imagine what it would take these days to […]

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“The Hunt” (Universal)

Betty Gilpin stars in a scene from the movie "The Hunt." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive.(CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service Clever commentary on contemporary political and cultural divisions in the United States is lost amid an orgy of bloodletting as a group of elite fat cats (led by Hilary Swank) hunts a dozen kidnapped red-state types for sport, only to discover too late that one of them (Betty Gilpin) is prepared […]

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“I Still Believe” (Lionsgate)

KJ Apa and Britt Robertson star in a scene from the movie "I Still Believe." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Fact-based romantic drama tells the love story of future Christian music star Jeremy Camp (KJ Apa) and the fellow college student (Britt Robertson) for whom he fell at first sight. Their relationship is initially hindered by the fact that his friend and professional mentor, an already established singer (Nathan Dean), also […]

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“Onward” (Disney)

Laurel Lightfoot, voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ian Lightfoot, voiced by Tom Holland, and Barley Lightfoot, voiced by Chris Pratt, appear in the animated movie "Onward." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Disney)

By Catholic News Service Using a spell, two teenage elven brothers (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) bring their father back from the dead for 24 hours. But the magic goes awry so that he is only resuscitated from the waist down. To acquire the mystical gem that can restore him fully, they embark […]

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