Diocesan pilgrims brave elements to be among 9,000 at March for Life Chicago

It was easy to pick out the pilgrims from the Diocese of Peoria among the 9,000 pro-life advocates in Daley Plaza in Chicago on Jan. 11. They were the ones letting everyone know that "Life Plays in Peoria" as March for Life Chicago began. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

CHICAGO — It was a tough year for respect life advocates in Illinois, still mourning the passage of the Reproductive Health Act that made abortion a fundamental right in the state. That didn’t stop March for Life Chicago, however. Organizers moved this year’s event to a bigger venue. According to their estimates, 9,000 people from […]

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Sister Ana Pia now full-time director of Office of Evangelization, Faith Formation

Sister Ana Pia Cordua, SCTJM

As Sister Ana Pia Cordua, SCTJM, guided Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria throughout most of this decade, she was sometimes asked to take on additional duties in areas such as Respect Life and Hispanic ministry. A diocesan office she has led since the departure of former director Shirley Plaag last summer — Evangelization […]

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Technology offers new ways of meeting, sharing religious education resources

Directors of religious education and catechists from around the Diocese of Peoria take notes during the "Called to Teach" religious education summit. The gathering gave them a chance to network, as well as hear about the plans the Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation has to support them. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Using technology to stay connected, share resources and even “meet” virtually is part of a new approach to religious education that was unveiled by the diocesan Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation during “Called to Teach.” The “religious education summit” was held recently at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria and included a talk by […]

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Diocese sets conference Aug. 18 to revisit ‘Humanae Vitae’ on its 50th anniversary

Pope Paul VI is pictured in this undated photo. In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the late pope's landmark encyclical, "Humanae Vitae," the Diocese of Peoria is sponsoring a daylong conference Aug. 18 to explain why the teaching remains more relevant than ever. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

It may be 50 years old but don’t let the age of “Humanae Vitae,” the groundbreaking document by Pope Paul VI, fool you. It’s more relevant today than ever before, according to diocesan officials who are planning a conference for Saturday, Aug. 18, to help people understand why. Sponsored by the diocesan Office of Respect […]

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