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Albina Aspell, former Post editor and national Catholic press figure, dies at 92

Albina Aspell is pictured with Mother Teresa when the two met in Jerusalem in 1982. Aspell, a former editor and publisher of The Catholic Post and a past president of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, died April 11 in Peoria. She was 92. (Photo provided by the Aspell family)

Albina Aspell, former editor and publisher of The Catholic Post and a past president of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, died in Peoria on April 11, 2019, two days after observing her 92nd birthday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, at St. Vincent […]

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Largest, longest Bingo game in diocesan history opens, and you can still join

All paid subscribers to The Catholic Post receive a unique card in the first-ever, diocese-wide Bingo game. A new number will be revealed in each issue, and the winner will receive a $5,000 shopping spree from Sherman's.

The largest and longest game of Bingo in the history of the Diocese of Peoria is under way. Thousands are already playing, but there’s still room for you and your household to join the fun — and, more importantly, be an informed Catholic throughout 2018 The prize for the Bingo winner? A $5,000 furniture shopping […]

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Fr. Richard Mullen, 92, dies; funeral Mass is Wednesday at Holy Cross, Champaign

Father Richard L. Mullen

CHAMPAIGN — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at Holy Cross Church here for Father Richard L. Mullen, pastor emeritus of Holy Cross Parish and former associate editor of The Catholic Post. Father Mullen, who was granted senior status in 1997, died on Friday, March 23, […]

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A year of thanksgiving

A chalice and host are seen in a Thanksgiving display at St. Joseph Church in Lincoln, Neb. The holiday, celebrated Nov. 23, commemorates the Pilgrim’s celebration of a good harvest in 1621. CNS/Cathy Blankenau Bender

What’s not to love about Thanksgiving? Its beauty is its simple, yet profound premise: We need to pause and give thanks, especially to God. And so we gather with family and friends, count our blessings, and re-commit to sharing them. Our gratitude lists should be long, for there are gifts at every turn, every breath. […]

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View Post’s 2017 All Souls’ Day video, designed to inspire prayers for deceased

Forty-seven photos of loved ones who died in the past year, submitted by readers of The Catholic Post, are featured in a video produced by the diocesan newspaper for All Souls’ Day. The four-minute video may be viewed below. It has also been posted for viewing and sharing on The Catholic Post’s Facebook page. The […]

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Post editor shares ‘unique perspective’ of pro-life reporting at Respect Life Dinner

Tom Dermody, editor of The Catholic Post, shared some of the memorable stories from his 38 years of covering pro-life activity in the Diocese of Peoria as keynote speaker of the annual Respect Life Dinner on Oct. 1. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

While food for thought is always served along with an excellent meal at the annual Respect Life Dinner in Peoria, guests also received helpings of praise, hope and encouragement when Tom Dermody, editor of The Catholic Post, exchanged his notebook and camera for a spot behind the microphone. More than 150 people gathered at Barrack’s […]

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No alternative facts, but The Catholic Post does support alternative way of life

Fake news. Alternative facts.  A president who has called reporters “the most dishonest people” and this week accused the media of intentionally covering up terrorist attacks. A “post-truth” culture in which objective facts and divinely inspired moral principles no longer have much pull in people’s lives. And a social media landscape in which anyone with […]

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‘Post’ readers share memories of, experiences with St. Teresa of Kolkata

When Mother Teresa was canonized at the Vatican on Sept. 4, hundreds in the Diocese of Peoria recalled being in the presence of a saint. Thousands of others in central Illinois of all faiths continue to be inspired by the words and actions of the foundress of the Missionaries of Charity who served “the poorest […]

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