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Logan County priest, deacon take part in Warriors to Lourdes healing pilgrimage

Father Jeffrey Laible of Lincoln, second from left, spiritual director for the Warriors to Lourdes program, and Father Tom Foster of Duluth, Minnesota, deputy director, visit with two of the pilgrims to Lourdes, France, on May 17. (CNS/Tamino Petelinsek courtesy Knights of Columbus)

LINCOLN — Healing comes in many ways when soldiers who have been wounded go to Lourdes. “People may come back to the United States or wherever home is and have a physical healing. However, they might also come back with a spiritual, maybe an emotional, maybe a moral healing, where there’s been some kind of […]

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History, importance of military chaplains focus of new exhibit at diocesan museum

Msgr. John Prendergast, a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria who spent 22 years serving soldiers and their families as a highly decorated, paratrooping U.S. Army chaplain, presents Sister Lea Stefancova, FSJB, with a framed photo for display in the diocesan museum's new exhibit, "Military Priests of the Diocese of Peoria." (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Just a few minutes into his first look at a new exhibit on military chaplains at the Museums of the Diocese of Peoria, Msgr. John Prendergast was stopped by a familiar name and display. “This is Frank Cahill’s,” said Msgr. Prendergast, eyeing a World War II-era military Mass kit set up on a makeshift altar […]

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