Illinois March for Life & Life Advocacy Day March 21

The 2023 Illinois March for Life will be held in Springfield on March 21, and includes additional events. 10:00 am   Mass at the Sangamon Auditorium: 1 University Plaza There will be plenty of parking available in the lot of the auditorium.  Buses will have a designated place for parking after […]

Posted on February 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2023

‘Accountability, rehabilitation, healing and reconciliation’

‘Accountability, rehabilitation, healing and reconciliation’ By LINDA BEHRENS | Contributor In February 2023, in preparation for the Lenten season, the Illinois Catholic bishops released the document, “A Catholic Vision for Restorative Justice in Illinois.” The document outlines a vision grounded in principles of Catholic Social Teaching for a justice system […]

Posted on February 22, 2023
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