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Randy Simmons Memorial 5K Run/Walk on May 25 inspired by late PND principal

PEORIA HEIGHTS — It wasn’t unusual to see Randy Simmons running around town and his friends and Peoria Notre Dame family will honor him by doing the same thing. The inaugural Randy Simmons Memorial 5K Run/Walk is planned for Saturday, May 25, at 6 p.m. It will start and finish at Tower Park, near the […]

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Join 17-mile ‘Walk to Mercy’ pilgrimage from Dallas City to Nauvoo on Sept. 24

The "Walk to Mercy" begins at Sacred Heart Church in Warsaw, left, and ends 17 miles away at the Holy Door at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Nauvoo, right.

DALLAS CITY — Catholics in Hancock County are going the extra mile — 17 of them, in fact — to enter the Holy Door at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Nauvoo. The “Walk to Mercy” will begin at Sacred Heart Church, Fifth and Cedar, at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Citing pilgrimage as […]

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Why Brittney Morales will walk 3,000 miles for pro-life cause this summer

Brittney Morales of St. Philomena Parish in Peoria shows the southern route across the United States she will walk this summer as part of the Crossroads pro-life mission. (Provided photo)

At 28, Brittney Morales knows that people her age are targeted by a culture that promotes a contraceptive mentality and casual attitude toward abortion. She is committed to fighting that, even if it means walking 3,000 miles this summer to prove it. Morales, an active member of the young adult group at St. Philomena Parish […]

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