Inspiration and revelation: God’s breath

My Vocation is Love / By Lindsey Weishar Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with some friends for a group reading of a Flannery O’Connor short story I hadn’t encountered before, “Parker’s Back.” Though I admire that O’Connor was able to write stories that speak to both Catholics and non-Catholics alike, I have had […]

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Good stories: food for the journey

My Vocation is Love l Lindsey Weishar In a review he wrote for J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” books, C.S. Lewis says something quite profound about the world Tolkien has built: “Despite many a snug fireside and many an hour of good cheer to gratify the Hobbit in each of us, anguish is, for […]

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Celebrating the storied history of Catholicism in central Illinois

Cause of Our Joy l Katie Faley It’s no secret that Central Illinois has a pretty rich Catholic history. I mean, Fulton Sheen is our hometown boy, after all. Born in El Paso, and raised in Peoria, his Irish immigrant ancestors were some of many who helped establish a thriving Catholic community here. And while the […]

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Resisting evil and working for more faith

Cause of Our Joy l Katie Faley I’ve always been a devourer of books. I’ll read just about anything, but I especially love non-fiction stories of World War II and the Holocaust. I’ve picked up on a recurring theme throughout many of these WWII and Holocaust stories I’ve read. Having faith takes work. The book […]

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True reverence in a culture of irreverence

My Vocation is Love l Lindsey Weishar Like many, the more public revelation and celebration of the group that calls itself the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence — which has been in operation since the late 1970s — saddened me. In the midst of calls to boycott organizations that support mockery of faith, may we even […]

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Cultivating virtue of listening in prayer

Cause of Our Joy l Katie Faley I was recently in a situation where nobody listened to me. I explained a plan I was making. But when it came time to actually execute that plan, nobody was on the same page at all. I know that they heard me when I first explained the plan. […]

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Words of gratitude, words of concern

Council Comments l Barbara Harzman Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, for all the donations that have been given to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria to dispense through the St. Nicholas Charity on Wheels. Each month the St. Nicholas van travels throughout the Diocese of Peoria providing assistance and spiritual enrichment to more […]

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PDCCW now offering individual memberships

Council Comments l April Adams As chair of the Evangelization Commission, I am excited to announce that the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is extending our PDCCW membership to all women of the Peoria Diocese. For years we have been known for our affiliate membership of women’s organizations, and we still offer these organizational […]

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