Have we got a fish fry for you!

If you would like to add a fish fry, please send an email to Paul Thomas Moore at BLOOMINGTON: Corpus Christi School will host their annual fish fry on Friday, Feb. 23. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes cod fish or pizza, cheesy […]

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Onyx, therapy-dog-in-training, is a quick learner

Katie Wahl, grade seven at St. Michael the Archangel School in Streator, gives Onyx one of his numerous daily hugs. Onyx is undergoing training under the supervision of her handler, Principal Emily Blumenshine, to learn how to provide emotional support to students and staff. Provided photo

STREATOR — If the story of Bailey (Dec. 10 issue), was about a veteran therapy dog, the chronicle of Onyx, at St. Michael the Archangel School in Streator, is about a relative rookie. Onyx, a one-year-old English Doodle, came to St. Michael on the first day of school in August, courtesy of Streator United Way, who […]

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Full text of Bishop Tylka’s homily at dedication of St. Jude Church, Peoria

"This space will be a place where many lives are changed," said Bishop Tylka at the Dedication Mass for the new St. Jude Church in Peoria, "because here we will always remember that it is all about Jesus, and allowing him to do the necessary work in making us his disciples." (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is a transcript of the homily by Bishop Louis Tylka at the Dedication Mass for the new St. Jude Church in Peoria. The Mass was celebrated on the evening of Nov. 29, and our story is found here. — This is awesome! Take a moment and look around. Look what has been […]

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Homily: Father Harold Datzman has taken his place ‘among the heroes of the faith’

Abbot Michael Calhoun, OSB

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of the homily given by Abbot Michael Calhoun, OSB, at the funeral Mass for Father Harold Datzman, OSB, who died June 24, 2023. — On behalf of all at St. Bede I want to extend our condolences to Father Harold’s family, especially his sisters who are here with […]

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Sister Wilhelmina’s intact remains raising ‘important questions’

Sister Mary Wilhelmina Lancaster, foundress of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is pictured in a Sept. 26, 2019, photo. (OSV News photo/Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles)

By OSV News GOWER, Mo. (OSV News) — Mother Abbess Cecilia Snell puts the number of pilgrims who in the past six weeks have flocked to her Benedictine abbey in rural Missouri at between 10,000 and 15,000. It’s a conservative estimate, she said, of the droves of people who, at times, have waited hours in […]

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Parents reflect on the journeys taken by newly ordained sons, ministry ahead

In a special moment for them both, Father Ignacio Cárdenas Morán gives Communion to his mother, Silvia Morán Moya, who traveled from Mexico to be at her son's ordination on May 27 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

By Paul Thomas Moore The various parental reactions to the ordination of their sons were like the different notes that make up a musical chord — retaining their individuality, yet in perfect harmonic agreement. Speaking through an interpreter, Father Ignacio Cárdenas Morán’s mother, Silvia Morán Moya, said the ordination was a “beautiful moment for my […]

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‘Zealous’ men begin priestly ministry

Deacon Ignacio Cárdenas Morán, Deacon Patrick Wille, Deacon Daniel Dionesotes and Deacon Nathan Hopper receive a round of applause after being presented by Father Patrick Henehan, diocesan vocation director of formation, and chosen for the Order of the Priesthood by Bishop Louis Tylka. The four were ordained on May 27 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

The Diocese of Peoria had four reasons to celebrate on May 27, as Bishop Louis Tylka ordained Father Ignacio Cárdenas Morán, Father Daniel Dionesotes, Father Nathan Hopper and Father Patrick Wille for priestly service. Not only was it the first time he ordained priests as the Bishop of Peoria, but it was the largest class […]

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Deacon Cárdenas Morán wants ‘to be there’ for people, extend God’s mercy

Deacon Ignacio Cárdenas Morán receives the blessing of Bishop Louis Tylka before proclaiming the Gospel in Spanish at a Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

By Paul Thomas Moore l The Catholic Post Deacon Ignacio Cárdenas Morán likes friendship — and coffee. “When I have time with friends, I’m always like: ‘Can we have a coffee?’ Talk and drinking coffee is something ‘very Ignacio,’” he said, laughing. On the other end of the adrenaline spectrum, he also likes to fish. […]

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