Family Center in East St. Louis blesses new building, celebrates 30th anniversary

The “family” was gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of East Side Heart and Home Family Center and witness the dedication and blessing of a new building. “Without the Family Center and Sr. Carol’s help, I don’t know where I would be,” said Helen, a home owner in the neighborhood. […]

Posted on March 7, 2023

Diocesan teachers gather for institute

More than 400 diocesan teachers gathered Aug. 7 at Mater Dei High School in Breese to listen, to renew old acquaintances and make new friends before diocesan Catholic schools open their doors to new and returning students. Then everyone got down to business by choosing a breakout session that related […]

Posted on March 7, 2023

Illinois March for Life & Life Advocacy Day March 21

Bishop Michael McGovern, center, greets people after Mass July 16 at the Log Church at Holy Family in Cahokia as part of his first visit to the church.    

Posted on March 7, 2023

Mater Dei Lady Knights capture state 2A basketball title

Mater Dei High School girls basketball coach Craig Zurliene was eager to talk about the secret to his team’s 62-46 Class 2A state championship victory over Byron on March 4 at Redbird Arena in Normal. “This is the byproduct of the girls working together, being selfless and really embracing our […]

Posted on March 7, 2023

What will heaven be like?

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI Andrew Greeley once suggested that we might profitably meditate on the following vision of heaven: The condition of physical ecstasy and emotional satisfaction which results from sexual intercourse between two people who are deeply in love is the best anticipation currently available to us of our […]