Venerable Sheen celebrated as a needed ‘model of virtue’

Photo Caption: Mother Vaclava Ballon and Sister Marion Hudackova of the Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist hold commemorative programs at the Sept. 9 Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. By: By Tom Dermody Calling Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen “the model of virtue our world needs today,” friends and family of the […]

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Salesian Sisters share joy at the University of Illinois

Photo Caption: Sister Theresa Lee, FMA, lends a hand and a smile as students move into Newman Hall ib Aug. 18 at St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois. By: By Jennifer Willems CHAMPAIGN — Joy. It is a gift of Salesian spirituality and one that the Salesian Sisters of St. John […]

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Catholic schools may be ‘more necessary than ever’: Bishop

Photo Caption: Catholic school principals from around the Diocese of Peoria met in Peoria Aug. 14 to kick off the new academic year with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. By: By Jennifer Willems As they prepared to start another academic year, administrators from schools around the Diocese of Peoria took some […]

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Coaches urged to model virtues, faith to win the highest prize

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, gives the homily during a Mass at the first Diocesan Coaches Retreat Aug. 5 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. Nearly 120 coaches and athletic directors attended. By: By Tom Dermody A former Major League Baseball player, an Olympic skier, two Catholic priests and a bishop were […]

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Those who minister to women also await fate of Dwight prison

Photo Caption: Dwight Correctional Center is scheduled to be closed on Aug. 31. A town hall meeting took place July 16 in the parish hall of St. Patrick’s Church. By: By Jennifer Willems DWIGHT — What doesn’t show up on balance sheets in Springfield filled the parish hall at St. Patrick’s Church here last Monday […]

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Archbishop Sheen’s sainthood cause advances; Mass is Sept. 9

Photo Caption: Pope Benedict XVI has approved the heroic virtues of Diocese of Peoria native Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, declaring him “venerable” and clearing the way for the advancement of his sainthood cause. By: By Tom Dermody News that Pope Benedict XVI approved the heroic virtues of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and that the pioneering […]

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Pope declares Archbishop Sheen “venerable;” Mass set Sept. 9

Photo Caption: With a portrait of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in the foreground, Bonnie Engstrom of Goodfield gives a reading at a Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria last December. By: By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has approved the heroic virtues of U.S. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, clearing […]

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Cathedral filled as four new priests are ordained for diocese

Photo Caption: Joining Bishop Jenky to impart the final blessing at their ordination Mass on May 26 are, from left, Father Johnathan Steffen, Father Joel Phelps, Father Timothy Hepner, and Father Daniel Gifford. By: By Tom Dermody The ordination of four new priests for the Diocese of Peoria on May 26 not only filled St. […]

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