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Fall Scout Rendezvous to take place at London Mills the weekend of Sept. 16-18

Scouts and American Heritage Girls from around the diocese pose before carrying flags into St. Mary's Cathedral at the opening of this year's Scout Mass on Feb. 27. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

The Diocese of Peoria’s Catholic Committee on Scouting has scheduled its annual Fall Scout Rendezvous for the weekend of Sept. 16-18 at Ingersoll Scout Reservation in London Mills. The weekend of camping, games, and activities is designed for youth in the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts, and American Heritage Girls who have completed the […]

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Fr. Marchulones, 82, dies; longtime pastor in East Peoria, was principal of 3 schools

Father Kenneth Marchulones

A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Monica Church in East Peoria at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, for Father Kenneth Marchulones, who served as pastor of the East Peoria parish for 26 years and is a former principal of three Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Peoria. Father Marchulones, who has […]

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Lively question-and-answer sessions with Bishop Tylka at summer’s Emmaus Days

Hands go up as Bishop Louis Tylka fields questions from retreatants at Emmaus Days Session IV at Peoria Notre Dame High School on July 22. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

The questions came at Bishop Louis Tylka in rapid succession — almost one a minute during two half-hour sessions at Emmaus Days this month at Peoria Notre Dame High School. What’s the hardest decision you’ve made as a bishop so far? Has Pope Francis told you when Fulton Sheen will be beatified? How much do […]

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Painting a soup bowl on Aug. 17 will give a ‘spoonful’ of help to Sophia’s Kitchen

People will have the opportunity to paint two soup bowls at fundraising sessions set for Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Sophia's Kitchen, 105 N. Richard Pryor Place in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Who wants to think about soup in summer heat? Claire Crone hopes you will and participate in Spoonful, a two-part fundraiser for Sophia’s Kitchen, a mission of St. Joseph Church in Peoria. The first part of Spoonful is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 17, when people will have the opportunity to paint two soup bowls. The […]

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OSF HealthCare, Illinois CancerCare announce ‘enhanced collaboration’

The entrance to the Peoria Cancer Center on Wood Sage Road in Peoria shows the close physical relationship between OSF HealthCare and Illinois CancerCare. The two independent entities announced an enhanced collabortion at a press conference on July 21. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

OSF HealthCare and Illinois CancerCare have announced an “enhanced collaboration” to better deliver comprehensive cancer care for patients and their families in regions served by both independent entities. At a July 21 press conference in the Path of Hope Tribute Garden outside Illinois CancerCare’s main location in northwest Peoria, the new relationship was called “a […]

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‘Post’ earns four Catholic press awards, including third place for ‘Best Newspaper’

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Catholic Post was recognized with four awards for journalistic excellence, including third place for Best Newspaper, in judging announced July 7 by the Catholic Media Association of the United States and Canada. The awards, based on work published in 2021, were announced at the closing banquet of the association’s conference held […]

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“We will win Illinois for Life,” rally-goers say at post-Dobbs March for Life Chicago

A woman makes her feelings known as she walks with hundreds of others down Michigan Avenue on July 9 during March for Life Chicago’s “Dobbs March and Rally.” The event focused on pro-life advocacy in the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision and the overturn of Roe v. Wade. (Provided photo/Spirit Juice Studios)

CHICAGO — Gratitude for last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, resolve to reverse abortion politics in Illinois, and renewed pledges to offer women life-affirming choices blended as hundreds gathered Saturday afternoon for March for Life Chicago’s “Dobbs March and Rally.” The event focused on pro-life advocacy in the wake of the […]

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Fr. Dittmer, Fr. Loftus named vicars for Rock Island and Danville vicariates

Bishop Louis Tylka has recently appointed two priests as vicars forane to serve regions of the Diocese of Peoria. Father Antonio Dittmer, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Moline, is the new vicar forane of the Rock Island Vicariate, which embraces 15 parishes in the communities of Andalusia, Coal Valley, Colona, East Moline, Hampton, Milan, […]

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