Katie Faley: Why modern saints are so important for young Catholics

Cause of Our Joy l Katie Faley A friend from grad school recently welcomed her first son and gave him the name Oscar. No, my friend didn’t name her baby after the grouchy monster who lives on Sesame Street. She named him after one of her favorite saints, Oscar Romero. St. Oscar Romero was an archbishop in […]

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Diocesan, national councils offer many ways for women’s groups to engage

Council Comments l Kim Padan Hello Sisters in Christ! With a new calendar year underway, many parish women’s groups are looking for ideas to grow their ministry. The National Council of Catholic Women, along with our own Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, have numerous resources for service projects and prayer for individuals and groups. […]

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Looking ahead by looking back at ‘bests’

My Vocation is Love l Lindsey Weishar I’ve begun this article to the swish and whisper of blowing snow. It is officially winter, and this grey day invites contemplation, a chance to rest. Recently, a friend shared an article from The Catholic World Report titled “The Best Books I Read in 2022.” Published annually, this […]

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PDCCW president reflects on blessings of 2022 with gratitude, looks ahead to 2023

Members of the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women met with Bishop Louis Tylka Dec. 5 to discuss their work and where they could do the most good. With him are (from left) Barbara Harzman of Macomb; Nympha White of Grand Ridge; Mary Ann Hughes of Westville; and April Adams of Metamora. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Council Comments l Mary Ann Hughes As it is almost year’s end, it is a fitting time to reflect on all the blessings we’ve been given not just for this year, but throughout our lives. Even in tough times, God’s presence surrounds us with His eternal love and as always a chance to start anew, […]

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