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Have you had an abortion? Now is the time for healing, forgiveness

The next Rachel's Vineyard Retreat offering the Healing Mercy of Jesus for those suffering the effects of post-abortion trauma is Feb. 26-28 at Nazareth House in Henry.

By Father John Verrier Pope Francis has invited everyone to take a closer look at God’s Merciful Heart for you and for me. He has focused our attention on this invitation by declaring an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy 10 years before it would normally happen. The last Jubilee Year was in the year 2000. […]

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Diocesan pilgrims among those stranded by blizzard after March for Life

Some of the 38 pilgrims from Moline and East Moline explore the nearly two feet of snow that left them stopped for 20 hours on a closed section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike on their way home from the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Provided photo

Whether they came home early or stayed and were stranded in a blizzard on a Pennsylvania roadway or in a Washington, D.C., hotel room, hundreds of pilgrims from the Diocese of Peoria will long remember the 2016 national March for Life. Among those staying and marching as winter storm Jonas approached was a group of […]

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Diocesan groups among 5,000 March for Life Chicago participants

CHICAGO — Frigid temperatures were no match for the warm hearts more than 5,000 people from across the Midwest brought to March for Life Chicago on Jan. 17. Among them were many “ambassadors of the pro-life cause” from the Diocese of Peoria. A bus pilgrimage sponsored by the diocese included 90 people, half of them […]

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Nauvoo church is added as a diocesan Year of Mercy pilgrimage site

Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Nauvoo

Pilgrims seeking to pass through designated Holy Doors of Mercy in the Diocese of Peoria will soon have a seventh local option. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has named Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Nauvoo as an official Mercy Door and pilgrimage site for the Holy Year of Mercy. The Holy Door at Sts. […]

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