Hundreds continue faith journey, fill cathedral at Rite of Election

Photo Caption: Hundreds of candidates and catechumens from throughout the diocese continued their journey toward the Easter sacraments at the Rite of Election on Feb. 21. By: By Tom Dermody The rituals that twice filled St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria last Sunday with men, women and children from across the diocese taking an important step […]

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Faith-filled beginning to 2010 for Catholic college students

Photo Caption: More than 300 students, seminarians, and chaplains from the diocese were among those greeting 2010 at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students national conference in Orlando. By: By Tom Dermody The midnight balloon drop was more than a week ago, but the joy it symbolized will be lasting for hundreds of Catholic college […]

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Bishop’s 2010 Festival Letter a reflection on vocations

Photo Caption: It is “an awesome privilege to serve the Lord Jesus Christ as a Catholic priest,” Bishop Jenky writes in his 2010 Festival Letter, “Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me.” By: By Tom Dermody In a Festival Letter to the Diocese of Peoria on the theme of vocations, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, […]

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Grateful diocese honors two groups supporting vocations

Photo Caption: Pere Marquette Awards for service went to the Serra Club of the Champaign-Urbana Vicariate (pictured with Bishop Jenky) as well as the Peoria Area Religious Vocations Support Group. By: By Tom Dermody As Thanksgiving Day nears and the late harvest continues, the Diocese of Peoria paused last Sunday to specially thank two groups […]

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State, national awards for Central Catholic ‘gentle lioness’

By: Tom Dermody BLOOMINGTON — Humble, kind, spiritual. Aggressive, competitive, tough. Two different people? No, those divergent labels were all used this week to describe one senior student at Central Catholic High School. But there is a single word that unites the many facets of Kelly Curran. Winner. DURING A 48-hour period last week, Curran’s […]

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Pro-lifers near end of 40-day vigil urged to ‘finish strong’

Photo Caption: David Bereit, national campaign director of “40 Days for Life,” interviews Pat Conklin of Knox County Right to Life outside Peoria’s abortion facility on Oct. 25. By: By Tom Dermody The national campaign director of “40 Days for Life” brought words of encouragement to those taking part in the focused pro-life effort and […]

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Media coverage focus of 2009 Respect Life Dinner

Photo Caption: Father Bill Miller, IC, chairman of the diocese’s Respect Life Board, addresses a crowd of 200-plus at the Respect Life Dinner on Oct. 4. By: By Tom Dermody From biased reporting to sexual and violent content in programming, the media have an impact on life issues and those who promote the sanctity of […]

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