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Funeral Mass homily: Msgr. Hallin an extraordinary teacher, energetic pastor

Msgr. Albert Hallin stands in front of the small altar in his apartment at Inman Place in Champaign in this 2013 file photo. The former educator, pastor and holder of diocesan leadership positions died Aug. 26 at the age of 90. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Following is the homily from the Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. Albert Hallin, P.A., a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria who died on Aug. 26 at the age of 90. His obituary appeared in the Sept. 1 issue of The Catholic Post. The funeral was celebrated on Aug. 30 at […]

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Full text of homily by Father Steffen at Mass following the 2018 Men’s March

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of the homily given by Father Johnathan Steffen on April 28 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria following the annual diocesan Men’s March. Father Steffen is pastor of St. Mary Parish in El Paso and a chaplain at the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal.  […]

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Jubilarian homily: Diocesan priesthood an unequaled brotherhood, fraternity

Msgr. Richard R. Soseman

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of the homily delivered at the Diocese of Peoria’s Jubilarian Mass celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on June 22. The Mass recognized priests observing significant anniversary years of ordination. Profiles of the priests as well as deacons and consecrated men and women marking anniversary years appeared […]

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Bishop calls for ‘profound renewal’ in passionate homily at Summer Institute

"How can we rest when so many still do not know the Lord," asked Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky’s homily for the closing Mass of the Diocesan Summer Institute matched the fire of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost as he challenged participants not to sit idly by when the world needs them to speak the truth. “I am more and more convinced that today the Diocese of Peoria needs a […]

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Homily text: A link of love unites the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Mother Teresa

Father Jeremy Freehill gives the homily at the diocesan celebration of the canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata on Sept. 10. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the the full text of the homily given by Father Jeremy Freehill at the diocesan celebration of the canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata. The Sept. 10 Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria also marked 25 years of service in the Diocese of Peoria by the religious community she founded, […]

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Full text of homily at Founder’s Day Mass recalling Bishop John Lancaster Spalding

Canon J. J. Flattery of Danville recalls the life and accomplishments of the Diocese of Peoria's first bishop, John Lancaster Spalding, during his homily at the Founder's Day Mass on Aug. 25. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of the homily given by Canon J. J. Flattery of Danville at the Founder’s Day Mass celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Aug. 25, 2016. The Mass marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Bishop John Lancaster Spalding, the founding bishop of the Diocese of […]

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Full text of funeral Mass homily for Father Johnjoseph DePorres Logan

Father Logan

Editor’s note: Following is the full text of the homily from the Feb. 15, 2016 funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Rock Island for Father Johnjoseph DePorres “Jerry” Logan. The homilist was Father Michael Schaab. Click here for Father Logan’s obituary. — When Father Logan and I were stationed together, it sometimes occurred on Saturdays that […]

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