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Invitation to ‘Spiritual Motherhood’ as a way to care for souls, especially priests

Shelly Zwadlo of Historic St. Patrick Parish in Bloomington visits with Father Joseph Aytona, CPM, during a break in the Spiritual Motherhood Conference sponsored by the Bishop's Commission on Women in the Church and in Society. It was held Nov. 18 at Blessed Sacrament in Morton. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MORTON — Mary’s willingness to do God’s will made it possible for Jesus to begin his priesthood through her motherhood, and the priests who follow him now need the same kind of prayer and sacrifice in the form of spiritual motherhood, according to Father Joseph Aytona. A member of the Fathers of Mercy and founder […]

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Rushville volunteer uses gifts to lead Diocese of Peoria’s women’s commission

Ellen Ehrgott, the new chair of the Bishop's Commission on Women in the Church and in Society, has been involved in just about every aspect of parish life at St. Rose in Rushville. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

RUSHVILLE — Ellen Ehrgott’s family calls her “the church lady,” but she says it’s not true. It’s hard not to agree with them. A speech language pathologist working with students at two different schools, she is or has been involved in just about every aspect of parish life at St. Rose. That may slow down […]

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