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Conventual Franciscans live Gospel life in prayer and fraternity

Marytown, home to the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe and sponsored by the Conventual Franciscans, is located in Libertyville. Provincial headquarters are in Chicago.

  EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last in a series featuring religious communities and other forms of consecrated life around the Diocese of Peoria. The Year for Consecrated Life, which began with the First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 30, 2014, closed Feb. 2, 2016, the World Day of Consecrated Life. —– It may have been […]

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Looking for a Lenten fish fry? Consult — or add to — our list

A young volunteer displays food prepared for dinners served at a Friday evening fish fry. CNS/Jim West

The following list was compiled from information provided to The Catholic Post. Should your parish or organization’s future fish fry not appear on this list, email cathpost@cdop.org with “Fish Fry” in the subject line. Sponsoring organizations receive one free notice in the print edition of The Catholic Post, and this online list will be constantly […]

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38 awarded religious emblems, honors at diocesan Scout and AHG Mass

Bishop Jenky and Father Harris lead applause for adult Scout honorees Jennifer DeWitt, left, of Sacred Heart, Moline, who was awarded the Bronze Pelican, and Patricia Scott of Christ the King, Moline, and Paul Harris of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, who received the St. George Emblem. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Little things done for others mean a lot to God, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, told Catholic Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts from around the Diocese of Peoria who helped fill St. Mary’s Cathedral on Feb. 7 for the annual Scout and American Heritage Girls Mass. At the conclusion of the Mass, the bishop presented […]

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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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Week of pro-life efforts in diocese culminates with ‘spiritual warfare’

A statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is brought forward at the start of the diocese-wide Mass and Holy Hour of Reparation and Healing at St. Joseph Church in Peoria on Jan. 22. Our Lady's intercession was frequently asked in prayers seeking an end to abortion and encounters of mercy for mothers and fathers of aborted children. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

A week of pro-life activities culminated in the Diocese of Peoria with hundreds joining Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at St. Joseph Church in Peoria for two hours of “spiritual warfare” that included a declaration that “we are not in a battle with those who have had an abortion.” “That may be stating the obvious, […]

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‘Why are you pro-life?’: Speaker challenges 200 at Peoria rally

Participants in the Walk for Life take part in a prayer march around the Federal Courthouse in downtown Peoria on Jan. 19. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

“Why are you pro-life?” Keynote speaker Rev. Walter B. Hoye II emphasized the “you” repeatedly in a challenge to nearly 200 at the annual Sanctity of Human Life Rally in Peoria on Jan. 19. “Ask yourself, inside your heart. Be honest. Why are you?” asked Hoye, founder and president of the Issues4Life Foundation and a […]

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Pope gives a handshake, life-lessons to Pueri Cantores Peoria youth singers

Members of the Peoria Affiliate of the Pueri Cantores ("child singers"), conducted by James Marck, were among 5,000 young people singing for the pope during an International Congress in Rome. (Provided photo)

Megan Tucker knew that she would be one of 5,000 young people singing for Pope Francis during the International Congress of Pueri Cantores in Rome after Christmas, but she got a souvenir she didn’t expect. At the opening ceremony the eight singers of the Pueri Cantores Peoria got separated from conductor James Marck and ended […]

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