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 February 28, 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 February 28, 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 February 28, 2023
Bishop McGovern celebrated the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion on Sunday Feb. 26 at the Cathedral of St. Peter with dozens of catechumens and candidates preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil.

At Rite of Initiation, parents follow in their son’s footsteps

Cameron and Taylor Yosanovich of Christopher are following in the footsteps of their son John Matthew, 7. After John Matthew’s grandmother Chrissy Dirnbeck converted to Catholicism two years ago he began attending Mass with her regularly. He also began attending the Parish School of Religion at St. John the Baptist […]

Posted on February 28, 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 […]