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‘Consecrated Life’ is focus of Bishop Jenky’s new Festival Letter

Photo Caption: As the Year of Consecrated Life opened, Bishop Jenky — a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross — posed with consecrated women and men from 20 religious communities ministering in the diocese. Citing the “irreplaceable role” men and women religious have played in the Diocese of Peoria throughout its history, Bishop Daniel […]

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Bishop Jenky’s 2014 Christmas message to the Diocese of Peoria

Photo Caption: “The Christ Child comes with peace for the whole world,” writes Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. Pictured is the Nativity scene at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. Christmas, 2014 “Glory to God in the highest and PEACE to His people on earth!” My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: On every great feast […]

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A year of resurrection for tornado-devastated communities

Photo Caption: As Father Stephen Willard, left, and Father Julius Turyatoranwa look on, Barbara Walsh and her son Sean squirt holy water at the entrance of their family’s newly rebuilt home in Washington on Nov. 14. By: By Tom Dermody With prayers and displays of gratitude, celebrations of new beginnings, and continuing service to those […]

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Tiny girl brings big dream of ending bullying to area schools

Photo Caption: Acacia “Tiny” Woodley, 12, addresses students at St. Patrick School in Washington on Nov. 3. She spoke of self-esteem, bullying, and explained the use of “friendship benches” (seen at left). By: By Tom Dermody Bullying is a big problem in today’s society. A tiny girl from Florida brought her simple solution to three […]

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All Souls’ Day 2014 video honors diocese’s recently deceased

For the second consecutive year, The Catholic Post has produced a video honoring and seeking prayers for the faithful departed, especially those who have died in the past 12 months in the Diocese of Peoria. Released on All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2, the video contains nearly 50 images of recently deceased loved ones contributed by […]

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Family synod midterm report stirs controversy among bishops

Photo Caption: Pope Francis and prelates listen as Cardinal Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary, relator for the synod, addresses the morning session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family. By: By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The official midterm report from the Synod of Bishops, which uses strikingly […]

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Anniversary couples renew vows, share stories at diocesan Mass

Photo Caption: Golden anniversary couple Mel and Per DeGeeter of St. Matthew Parish, Champaign, and other anniverary couples kiss after renewing their marriage vows at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sept. 28. By: By Tom Dermody For his 50th wedding anniversary this year, Steve Lemmon received from his sister-in-law a t-shirt with a message in Spanish: […]

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Sheen cause suspended, call for prayer (Updated Sept. 5)

Photo Caption: The Cause for the beatification and canonization of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (pictured) has for the foreseeable future been suspended. EDITOR’S NOTE: Following are news releases from the Diocese of Peoria regarding the suspension of the Cause for the beatification and canonization of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. —– SHEEN CAUSE SUSPENDED, […]

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24 accepted as candidates for new class of permanent deacons

Photo Caption: The candidates for the tenth class of permanent deacons are pictured with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Msgr. Tim Nolan, and Deacon Bob Sondag following Sunday’s Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria. By: By Tom Dermody Twenty-four men were accepted as candidates for the tenth class of permanent deacons for the Diocese of […]

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