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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OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center is blessed in Ottawa

Photo Caption: A new sign on Norris Drive welcomes visitors to OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. The former Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center has joined the OSF Healthcare System. By: By Tom Dermody OTTAWA — Called “a match made in heaven,” Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center joined the OSF Healthcare System […]

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‘Heroic Catholicism’ needed in face of threats, bishop tells men

Photo Caption: More than 500 men begin a mile-long walk from the Peoria riverfront to St. Mary’s Cathedral during “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith” on Saturday, April 14. By: By Tom Dermody “Heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism” is required to confront state and federal threats to religious liberty and the church’s public ministries, […]

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State-wide conference draws 381 school leaders to Normal

Photo Caption: Cardinal George of Chicago was principal celebrant for the Mass for the Illinois Catholic School Principals and Presidents Conference. With him are Bishop Condon, Bishop Paprocki, and Bishop Jenky. By: By Jennifer Willems NORMAL — Words of praise mixed with words of challenge when principals and presidents of Catholic schools in Illinois recently […]

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‘Behold’ conference draws 600 women for ‘spiritual spa day’

Photo Caption: Rose Marie Rudolph, executive director of the “Behold” conference, thanks the 37 directors who worked to make the March 10 Catholic gathering on the dignity and vocation of women possible. By: By Jennifer Willems EAST PEORIA — Words like “spa” and “spiritual” usually aren’t used in the same sentence — unless you’re talking […]

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330 take next step in journey to church, Easter sacraments

Photo Caption: Anna Catour, coordinator of RCIA at Christ the King Parish, Moline, presents catechumen Lasse Wilson-Bahoun to Bishop Jenky during the Rite of Election Feb. 26 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria. By: By Jennifer Willems Last Sunday wasn’t the first time Tina Lepretre had come to St. Mary’s Cathedral for the Rite of Election […]

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Bishop Jenky, others begin ‘ad limina’ visits at Vatican

Photo Caption: U.S. bishops from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, including Bishop Jenky, pray at the tomb of St. Peter before concelebrating Mass in the crypt of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Feb. 9. By: By Catholic Post and Catholic News Service staff Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Region VII — which […]

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Bishop Jenky: Obama directives could close Catholic institutions

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, calls upon Catholics of the Diocese of Peoria to “vigorously oppose” President Obama’s directives affecting Catholic health care plans. Calling it a “bigoted and blatant attack on the First Amendment rights of every Catholic believer,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is urging vigorous opposition to new Obama administration […]

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