National Blue Ribbon Award to St. Vincent de Paul School “team”

Photo Caption: Surrounded by U.S. and diocesan dignitaries after ceremonies Monday, Bishop Jenky and Msgr. Gray hold a plaque recognizing St. Vincent de Paul School in Peoria as a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. By: By Tom Dermody On a gymnasium stage surrounded by banners recalling athletic success, the entire St. Vincent de Paul School […]

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Newman chapel dedicated; center renamed for Pope John Paul II

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, prays just inside the doors of the new Chapel of St. Robert Bellarmine at the start of the Dedication Mass in Normal Nov. 7. By: By Jennifer Willems NORMAL — Filled to overflowing with people, praise and gratitude, the new Chapel of St. Robert Bellarmine on the campus […]

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Diocese’s priests gather, urged to remain in God’s love

Photo Caption: Surrounded by many of the more than 150 priests of the diocese taking part in Assembly Days Oct. 26-27, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, celebrates Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. By: By Tom Dermody Success in priestly ministry is not measured by numbers or accomplishments, but by remaining in and sharing the love […]

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Student leaders urged to bring joy of faith to high schools

Photo Caption: The contingent of student leaders from Schlarman Academy in Danville pose with Bishop Jenky after Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Oct. 25. Joy is a powerful witness to the love of God and the beauty of the Catholic faith, and more than 140 student leaders were encouraged to take that […]

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Catholic Conference of Illinois interviews governor candidates

Photo Caption: Four of the five candidates for governor of Illinois took part in a survey conducted by the Catholic Conference of Illinois. This image shows three of five responses. All responses are in the story. In an election year dominated by economic and budget concerns, four of the five candidates for Illinois governor recently […]

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Diocese’s student leaders gather; pledge Christian service

Photo Caption: Before tackling serious topics, students attending Catholic High School Leadership Day mixed it up in a game of “human foosball” on the patio of the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. By: By Tom Dermody Sixteen-year-old pop singer Justin Bieber is a big deal these days, but St. Francis of Assisi has been considered […]

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St. Bede Abbey, Peru, celebrates 100 years of service, witness

Photo Caption: Archabbots, abbots, and monks exchange a sign of peace during a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sept. 6 commemorating the centennial of St. Bede Abbey’s elevation to an independent abbey. By: By Jennifer Willems (For more photos from the celebration as well as from a day at St. Bede Abbey spent by Catholic Post […]

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The color of labor evident at Bloomington window project

Photo Caption: David Graves of Jacksonville Art Glass removes stained glass from Holy Trinity Church, Bloomington, for repair and restoration. The U.S. bishops’ message for Labor Day emphasizes the dignity of work. BLOOMINGTON — Among those who enjoyed a break as the nation celebrated Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6, were workers who have spent […]

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Words of healing, hope at Catholic Charismatic Conference

Photo Caption: “Jesus knows where we need to be healed,” said Father Paul Burak, one of the speakers at the July 30-31 Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference in Peoria. By: By Jennifer Willems In a world that moves quickly, constantly and with a great deal of noise, the concept of healing can be puzzling. “Healing often […]

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