Cardinal George, 78, dies in Chicago after fight with cancer

Photo Caption: In this 2010 file photo, Cardinal Francis E. George is pictured concelebrating a Mass in Springfield with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, and other bishops and clergy from throughout the state. By: By Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native […]

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Champaign sidewalk counselor saves babies, mothers with love

Photo Caption: Joy Pace stands outside Planned Parenthood’s Champaign Health Center, where she can be found most Fridays when abortions take place and on Wednesdays during 40 Days for Life. By: By Jennifer Willems CHAMPAIGN — Joy Pace had been doing pro-life work for a bit when her real education began. The lesson came during […]

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‘Special joy’ as faith journey of candidates, catechumens advance

Photo Caption: Cynthia Edmonson introduces Jennifer Anderson, a candidate from Corpus Christi Parish in Galesburg, to Bishop Jenky at last Sunday’s Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. By: By Jennifer Willems With applause and handshakes, broad smiles and a few tears, more than 150 people embarked on their final approach to the Easter […]

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Support The Catholic Post’s 2015 Delivering Unity Campaign

Photo Caption: In addition to being a subscription to the diocesan newspaper, campaign gifts also support the wide and instant delivery of vital Catholic information through social media and this website. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has urged all Catholic households in the Diocese of Peoria to support and read The Catholic Post, calling it […]

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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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