‘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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Mass, holy hour with Bishop Jenky among prayerful pro-life events planned

The Diocese of Peoria is sponsoring a pilgrimage to March for Life Chicago (shown in a 2015 file photo) on Sunday, Jan. 17. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Activities during the coming week — including the March for Life in Chicago, the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. and a Mass in Peoria celebrated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC — will keep people around central Illinois busy as they observe the 43rd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. The Supreme Court decision, […]

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