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Bishop Jenky releases 2020 Festival Letter early to teach on ‘The Real Presence’

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, elevates the Host during Mass at the 2018 Peoria Irish Fest. The Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the topic of his 19th Festival Letter to the Diocese of Peoria, released on Sept. 16. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Acknowledging that “for several generations” the Catholic Church has sometimes failed to effectively pass on even its core truths, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has called for all ministries of the Diocese of Peoria to be “intentionally centered” around the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. The bishop’s 2,100-word teaching document, titled “The […]

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‘Fear of the Lord’ — 17th Festival Letter of the Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.

AN INTRODUCTION: To the Clergy, Religious, and Faithful of the Diocese of Peoria: My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: “Fear of the Lord” may seem to be a somewhat unusual topic for a “Festival Letter,” but I have my reasons. It seems to me that reverence and awe before Almighty God is necessary for […]

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In new Festival Letter, Bishop Jenky calls believers to a necessary ‘Fear of the Lord’

A holy fear of the Lord is necessary for all Christian believers, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, repeatedly emphasizes in a new teaching document published in the Jan. 6 issue of The Catholic Post. “It seems to me that reverence and awe before Almighty God is necessary for all of us, especially in these godless, […]

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Turn to St. Joseph, a ‘model for all men,’ Bishop Jenky urges in new Festival Letter

A statue of St. Joseph holding the Child Jesus is carried during a recent Diocesan Men's March through downtown Peoria. St. Joseph and the Holy Family is the theme of this year's march set to take place in downtown Peoria on Saturday, April 28. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

The example of St. Joseph “should be an inspiration to men living in our own challenging era,” writes Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, in his 16th Festival Letter. “The Church has always looked to St. Joseph as a model for all men — for workers, for fathers, for husbands, and for priests,” notes Bishop Jenky […]

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Teaching truth is an expression of love, mercy writes Bishop Jenky in “Choice”

The “greatest possible expression of Christian mercy” the Catholic Church can offer a contemporary culture that celebrates unrestrained personal choice is to “boldly preach the truth, in season and out of season,” according to Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. “The first and greatest truth to which we must always give persistent witness is that Jesus […]

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