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Sheen birthday celebration set May 8; relics now offered

Supporters of the sainthood cause of Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen and any who hold him close to their hearts are invited to a celebration next month of the 114th anniversary of the birth of the Diocese of Peoria’s famous native son. The Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation is also offering relics of Archbishop […]

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‘Illinois FOCA’ bill fails after vocal response

When the call went out for people to contact their legislators in the Illinois House of Representatives and voice their opposition to House Bill 2354, they responded in a big way. The controversial bill was not called for a vote before the April 3 deadline and appears to be dead for this year, according to […]

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Deacon Richard Hammel, 62, dies

A funeral Mass was offered at St. Ann’s Church in Peoria on April 3 for Deacon Richard F. Hammel, a member of the Diocese of Peoria’s first class of permanent deacons ordained in 1976. Deacon Hammel, who spent much of his ministry as a volunteer chaplain at Proctor Hospital in Peoria and was granted senior […]

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Ceremony for new monsignors is April 23

The public is invited to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Thursday evening, April 23, to prayerfully celebrate the papal honors recently bestowed on seven priests of the Diocese of Peoria. During a 6:30 p.m. vespers service, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will place a ceremonial vestment known as a rochet on each of the […]

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Alzheimer’s disease hits home

A discussion of Alzheimer’s disease was profoundly personal for many of the 100 people from across the diocese attending Saturday’s Pastoral Care Assembly Day in Peoria. The day, sponsored by the Office of Family Life, is an annual gathering to support and educate those who regularly share Christ’s love by visiting the homebound, and those […]

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Happy birthday to . . . us! ‘Post’ marks 75 years

The first issue of the newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria was published 75 years ago. It was April 1, 1934 — Easter Sunday that year. Twenty-two thousand copies of a new weekly publication called The Peoria Register were delivered in bulk to every parish in the diocese for distribution after Masses. (The newspaper soon […]

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A Holy Thursday pilgrimage

The beautiful liturgies of Holy Week and Easter should strengthen the faith and families of every Catholic, young or old. That’s why Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is again extending an invitation to Catholics throughout the Diocese of Peoria — especially Catholic youth — to join him as he and the priests of the diocese […]

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Pair raises $7,000 with pro-life ride throughout Illinois

Their 600-mile weeklong bicycle trek across Illinois in late March pitted University of Illinois students Jimmy Becker and Mike Schafer against traffic and potholes, headwinds, bitter cold and steep hills. For Becker and Schafer, however, those were just obstacles along the way. The real fight was to advance a culture of life and oppose the […]

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Epiphany outing mixes fun and facts

BLOOMINGTON — What kind of field trip could be more exciting than a space flight to Mars? But if a school can’t afford a real trip to Mars, the next best thing might be an afternoon at the Challenger Learning Center, located at the Prairie Aviation Museum on the grounds of the old Bloomington airport. […]

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CCI: Ask legislators to oppose HB 2354

Citizens who want to let their Illinois state representatives know that they oppose House Bill 2354, the Reproductive Health and Access Act, shouldn’t write letters, according to Zach Wichmann, associate director for education of the Catholic Conference of Illinois. Now is the time for phone calls, he told The Catholic Post this week. “If you’re […]

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