‘Why we’re doing this’ — Father Pica explains ‘Priests Pedaling for Prayers’ ride

While they avoided stormy weather for much of their journey, the pedaling priests encountered rain as they rode the last four miles to the Indiana state line. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is an excerpt from the homily given by Father Michael Pica at Holy Cross Church in Champaign on Friday, April 28, the final day of “Priests Pedaling for Prayers.” In it, he explained to the students of Holy Cross School why he was riding across the Diocese of Peoria with Father Adam […]

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Fr. Oman held out faithfully to the end

Father Francis Oman, IC

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the homily from the funeral Mass for Father Francis Mary Oman, IC. (See obituary.) The homilist was Father William Miller, pastor of Corpus Christi and St. Patrick parishes in Galesburg and Sacred Heart Parish, Abingdon. “If we hold out to the end we shall also reign with Jesus Christ.” These words […]

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List of Stations of the Cross devotions around Diocese of Peoria during Lent

This depiction of Jesus falling for the first time is from the Stations of the Cross at St. Mary Church in Bloomington.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is a list of Stations of the Cross devotions made known to The Catholic Post by parishes around the diocese. To add to this list, send an email with “Stations” in the subject line to Click here for a round-up of Lenten opportunities in the diocese, including Bishop Jenky’s Lenten message and a […]

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As Academy Awards night nears, CNS reviewer picks 10 best movies of 2016

Hidden Figures, Hacksaw Ridge, and Arrival are among the 10 best movies of the year as selected by the Media Review Office of Catholic News Service.

By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — The quality of the best Hollywood films was higher in 2016 than in some recent years. But the outstanding movies of the 12 months just past tended to deal with challenging subject matter. Assassination, the exactions of combat, even religious repression enforced through torture were […]

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20 artists plus speaker, performers at sacred art show in Rock Island Feb. 18-19

ROCK ISLAND — The Sixth Annual Art of Faith sacred art show and sale is ready to receive visitors this Saturday, Feb. 18, and Sunday, Feb. 19, in Farrell Hall at St. Pius X Church, 2901 24th St. The theme is “Contemplating the Holy Face of God.” The artwork that will be shown from 2 […]

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‘Hundredfold Workshop’ on Jan. 21 to explore vocations promotion in parishes

Author and speaker Rhonda Gruenewald, developr of the Hundredfold Workshop, will be the presenter at the diocesan event on Jan. 21 at St. Jude Church in Peoria.

People who want to promote vocations to sacramental marriage, the priesthood and consecrated life will get the tools they need to do it at the Hundredfold Workshop, planned for Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. Jude Church in Peoria. It will begin with morning prayer at 9 a.m. and promises to send participants out at 2 […]

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Full text of homily at Founder’s Day Mass recalling Bishop John Lancaster Spalding

Canon J. J. Flattery of Danville recalls the life and accomplishments of the Diocese of Peoria's first bishop, John Lancaster Spalding, during his homily at the Founder's Day Mass on Aug. 25. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of the homily given by Canon J. J. Flattery of Danville at the Founder’s Day Mass celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Aug. 25, 2016. The Mass marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Bishop John Lancaster Spalding, the founding bishop of the Diocese of […]

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