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Sanctity of Human Life Rally now set in Peoria on Tuesday evening, May 24

Monica Cline is the guest speaker at the Sanctity of Human Life Rally on May 24 in Peoria.

The Sanctity of Human Life Rally in Peoria, postponed from its usual January date because of a COVID-19 surge at that time, will take place at 7 p.m. this Tuesday, May 24, at a new location — Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2025 N. Kickapoo Creek Road. The guest speaker is Monica Cline, a former Planned Parenthood […]

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San Francisco archbishop says no Communion for Pelosi over her abortion stand

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone are seen in this composite photo. (CNS composite/Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters, and Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

By Julie Asher, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — San Francisco’s archbishop declared May 20 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is not “to be admitted” to Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates “support for abortion ‘rights’” and goes to confession and receives absolution “for her cooperation in this evil.” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone […]

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Bishop Tylka to celebrate Mass for new Catholics at cathedral on June 5

Trisha Lengfelder (left) with her sponsor Susan Zola listens as the Exsultet or Easter Proclamation is sung at the beginning of the Easter Vigil at St. Matthew Church in Champaign on April 16. Lengfelder would be received into full communion with the Catholic Church, be confirmed and receive the Eucharist for the first time that evening. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Those who were received into the Catholic Church at this year’s Easter Vigil have been invited to join Bishop Louis Tylka on Pentecost Sunday, June 5, for a Mass for New Catholics. It will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 607 N.E. Madison Ave. The families, friends and sponsors who accompanied these […]

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High schools complete strategic plan process; implementation set this fall

Matthew Vander Vennet, director of advancement and development at The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign, makes a point as the advancement committee for the Partners in Mission process at the school gets busy on April 29. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

CHAMPAIGN — The High School of Saint Thomas More became the fifth and final diocesan high school to put together a strategic plan this month, with the guidance of Partners in Mission, a Boston-based consulting firm engaged by the Office of Catholic Schools. With the approval of Bishop Louis Tylka, all the plans are due […]

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St. Gianna’s daughter planning to open spiritual pilgrimage center in Springfield

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., is pictured on April 29 with Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, the daughter of Italian saint, St. Gianna Beretta Molla. (CNS/courtesy Diocese of Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CNS) — Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, a pediatrician and daughter of Italian St. Gianna Beretta Molla, plans to open an international pilgrimage site and center in Springfield to help spread knowledge of and devotion to her parents and promote marriage and family life. “I learned from my saint mom and holy dad to […]

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Join Bishop Tylka on a vocation-themed pilgrimage to France Jan. 22-31, 2023

The Basilica of Ars -- which houses the tomb of St. John Vianney, the patron of parish priests -- is among the sites to be visited during a 10-day pilgrimage to France being planned in early 2023 by the diocesan Office of Priestly Vocations and led by Bishop Louis Tylka.

Bishop Louis Tylka and leaders of the diocesan Office of Priestly Vocations will be spiritual directors for a 10-day pilgrimage to France being planned for Jan. 22-31, 2023. Joining Bishop Tylka in guiding the pilgrimage will be Father Patrick Henehan, diocesan vocations director of formation, and Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, vocations director of recruitment. Organizers emphasize […]

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Peoria Cursillo relocating offices to former convent; weekends resume in fall

The former Holy Family Convent on Wagner Lane in Peoria will be home to Peoria Cursillo and Teens Encounter Christ offices. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Peoria Cursillo has announced that the former convent at Holy Family Parish in Peoria will be the new home for its offices, palanca chapel, and team formation. “Holy Family Parish has graciously welcomed us to make ourselves at home and to bring new life to this building” on Wagner Lane, said Dave Templin, lay director […]

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Chris McGraw to become principal of Bloomington Central Catholic July 1

Chris McGraw

BLOOMINGTON — Central Catholic High School will embark on a new chapter in its history when Chris McGraw becomes its next principal. His appointment is effective July 1, when current principal Sean Foster begins his new role as Central Catholic’s president. “Chris brings vast experience, gifts of leadership and passion for his faith,” Foster said. […]

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Quad Cities Catholic Radio’s new 98-foot tower in cross shape to be blessed May 20

KTJT-LP's new radio tower is seen with Sacred Heart Cathedral of Davenport in the background. (Provided photo)

DAVENPORT, Iowa — A 98-foot broadcast tower in the shape of a cross has been erected on property just east of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. The tower will serve KTJT-LP, Quad Cities Catholic Radio. It will be blessed by Davenport Bishop Thomas Zinkula following a 5:30 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday, […]

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Public invited to blessing of new Marian grotto on May 8 at Peoria Notre Dame

The statue of Mary in the new "Fountain of Grace Grotto" at Peoria Notre Dame High School. The grotto will be blessed in ceremonies that include a rosary procession at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. (Provided photo)

Peoria Notre Dame High School will soon have another place of prayer on campus — a Marian grotto, which is being constructed near the library patio. It will be blessed on Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. The public is invited. In addition to the blessing, the ceremony will include a rosary procession and reconsecration […]

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