Priests renew vow to announce Gospel with joy at Chrism Mass

Photo Caption: Consecrated women were among those in a packed cathedral offering sustained applause for the priests of the Diocese of Peoria, who renewed their commitment to priestly service at the Chrism Mass. By: By Jennifer Willems Sad people make ineffective missionaries, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, told those who attended the annual Chrism Mass […]

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Kewanee Hospital is renamed, blessed as OSF Saint Luke

Photo Caption: The former Kewanee Hospital was blessed and dedicated as OSF Saint Luke Medical Center during ceremonies on April 2 welcoming the facility into the OSF Healthcare System. By: By Tom Dermody KEWANEE — With prayers for patients and staff and a belief that “God brought our two wonderful organizations together,” Kewanee Hospital was […]

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Vatican experts OK reported miracle attributed to Abp. Sheen

Photo Caption: The March 6 announcement is a “significant step” in the cause for beatification and canonization of Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a native of El Paso and a priest of the Diocese of Peoria. By: By Catholic News Service and Catholic Post staff A seven-member team of medical experts convoked by the Vatican reported […]

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Catholic Post’s ‘Delivering Unity Campaign’ is now under way

Photo Caption: “Keeping Faith in Focus” is the theme of The Catholic Post’s 2014 Delivering Unity Campaign. Reading and supporting The Catholic Post is “a vital way of keeping faith the focus in our homes,” said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, in opening the diocesan newspaper’s 2014 Delivering Unity Campaign. Contributions not only ensure delivery […]

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2014 March for Life: ‘No sacrifice is too great for this cause’

Photo Caption: Members of the Diocese of Peoria’s pilgrimage take part in the 2014 March for Life in Washington, D.C. The Catholic Post will feature interviews with several pilgrims in our next edition. By: By Carol Zimmermann and Katherine Talalas, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The polar vortex couldn’t chill the ardor of thousands […]

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Bishop Jenky opens 2014 with a call to read, savor the Bible

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, reads the Bible in his office at the Spalding Pastoral Center. “The Holy Bible” is the theme of his 2014 Festival Letter to the Diocese of Peoria. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has strongly urged Catholics to both own and read the Bible, saying believers need the Word […]

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Bishop: Christmas peace is still possible, one heart at a time

Photo Caption: This manger scene is from The Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Spring Valley, created in 2013 from the merger of the former Immaculate Conception, St. Anthony, and Sts. Peter and Paul faith communities. Following is the 2013 Christmas message to the Diocese of Peoria from Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC: “Glory to […]

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Overwhelming relief: Diocese collects for victims of tornadoes

Photo Caption: The Diocese of Peoria has opened the vacant former SHARE Food warehouse in Peoria as a long-term storage and distribution site for the overflow of items donated to the region’s tornado victims. By: By Tom Dermody A nightmarish tornado outbreak across Central Illinois in mid-November is being followed by a perfect storm of […]

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Washington parish gathers a week after tornado: see video

Photo Caption: Morgan Klein, a sixth grader at St. Patrick School in Washington, finds her family’s name on a list of 130 parish families whose homes were destroyed or rendered uninhabitable by the Nov. 17 tornado. By: By Tom Dermody WASHINGTON — Father Stephen Willard told parishioners who packed St. Patrick Church a week after […]

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