Sister Catherina Walsh, BVM, 90, dies; ministered in the Quad Cities for 34 years

Sister Catherina Walsh, BVM

DUBUQUE, Iowa — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 7 at Mount Carmel Bluffs for Sister Catherina Walsh, BVM, who spent more than three decades as a teacher, administrator and volunteer in Rock Island. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Sister Catherina died Sept. 30, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center in Dubuque, […]

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Final call for photos of deceased loved ones for Post’s 2 All Souls memorial video

A screen capture from The Catholic Post's 2018 All Souls Day memorial video. We once again invite readers to submit photos of recently deceased loved ones for inclusion in our 2021 tribute.

The Catholic Post invites photos of loved ones who died in the past year for inclusion in a memorial video to be released on Nov. 2, All Souls Day. The photos should be of persons from within the Diocese of Peoria who have died since Sept. 1, 2020. They may be emailed to  or […]

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Several communities to host public square rosaries on Saturday, Oct. 16

(The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Public Square Rosary rallies are planned for next Saturday, Oct. 16, around the Diocese of Peoria. They will be among 20,000 rosary rallies held across the United States on that day, chosen because of its nearness to the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, which occurred in Fatima on Oct. 13, 1917. Gatherings made […]

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‘Holy Eucharist’ is theme for parish mission in Moline offered Oct. 17-19

Father Britto M. Berchmans

MOLINE — “Holy Eucharist: The Gift and The Call” is the theme for a parish mission that will be given Oct. 17-19 at Sacred Heart Church, 1608 13th St. The speaker will be Father Britto M. Berchmans. Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. each day. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available following the […]

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‘Fulton Sheen and the Very Bad Week’ debuts 11 years after a very good miracle

Mariam Khoury Briggs, illustrator, and Bonnie Engstrom, author, of “Fulton Sheen and the Very Bad Week” hold a copy of their new book, which was launched Sept. 16. (Provided photo)

WASHINGTON — Each year as Bonnie and Travis Engstrom celebrate the birthday of their son, James Fulton, on Sept. 16, they also give thanks for the miracle that makes those birthdays possible through the intercession of Venerable Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. They believe, and the Catholic Church has decreed, that Jesus healed […]

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‘Eternal joy’: Sister Lucia Maria professes perpetual vows with Pierced Hearts

Sister Lucia Maria Sol, SCTJM, embraces her aunt, Sister Ana Margarita Lanzas, the vicar general of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, after professing her perpetual vows on Aug. 22 in Miami. (Provided photo)

At Peoria Notre Dame High School she is known as Sister Lucia Maria Sol, but her full religious name is Sister Lucia Maria of Eternal Joy. From her smile and easy laugh, it’s easy to see where she comes by that. In fact, it’s impossible to walk away from her without wanting to give your […]

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