Sheen beatification in Peoria on Dec. 21 ‘an early Christmas present from the pope’

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is pictured in an undated file photo. (CNS)

With joy and thanksgiving, officials and faithful throughout the Diocese of Peoria and around the globe welcomed Monday’s announcement that Pope Francis has called for the beatification of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in Peoria on Dec. 21, 2019. “It was a surprise, an early Christmas present from the pope, and it is truly a […]

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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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