Author, evangelist Kelly draws crowd in Bloomington-Normal

NORMAL — “We have to decide how interested we are in keeping the next generation of Catholics Catholic,” says evangelist Matthew Kelly, indicating urgency in an Australian accent. The best-selling author and motivational speaker succeeded in keeping nearly 1,100 Catholics edge-of-their-pew interested at Epiphany Church in Normal on Oct. 24. In three evening presentations spiced […]

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4 ACE Teaching Fellows from Notre Dame embraced by schools

Luke Janicki and Maddie Basil, left, serve at St. Mark School in Peoria, while Jimmy Kelly and Patty Yorimoto are teaching at Peoria Notre Dame.

They have come to Peoria from different parts of the United States, with different gifts and different educational backgrounds, but four young teaching fellows from the University of Notre Dame have a common goal. Over the next two years they hope to follow Christ’s teaching example and be of service where the church needs them […]

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At Assembly Days, priests are urged to embrace pope’s vision

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend offers a blessing to priests of the Diocese of Peoria after his presentation at their Assembly Days on Oct. 27.

When Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has a tough day at the office, he gets out of it. “Some days it can seem to be all bad news,” the bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, admitted to about 125 priests of the Diocese of Peoria who gathered Oct. 27 for the first of […]

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