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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Night of encouragement four decades after ‘Roe’ ruling

Photo Caption: Participants in the 2013 Walk for Life make their way through downtown Peoria on Thursday evening, Jan. 17, prior to the Sanctity for Human Life Rally. By: By Tom Dermody After 40 years of praying, marching, and working against legal abortion and promoting respect for life from conception, those in the pro-life cause […]

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Bishop warns on secularism, chides some Catholic politicians

Photo Caption: In his newly issued Festival Letter on the theme of “Secularism,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, calls Catholics to defend “the very concept of faith in the face of aggressive secularism.” By: By Tom Dermody Steps toward “radical secularization” taking place in Illinois pose growing threats to the religious freedom of Catholics, Bishop […]

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Bishop Jenky’s Christmas message to the Diocese of Peoria

Photo Caption: “In this one act of incomparable love and mercy, the whole relationship between God and man was changed forever,” writes Bishop Jenky. Christmas, 2011 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: During this Christmas season in homes and churches around the world, followers of Christ will look upon a Nativity scene with images […]

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Evidence of alleged miracle with Sheen link heads to Rome

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky holds a sealed box containing medical records and witness testimony concerning an alleged miraculous healing of an Illinois boy through the intercession of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. By: By Tom Dermody Boxes wrapped in ribbon and a happy little boy are Christmas images, but the combination had another joyful meaning Dec. 11 […]

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