Shock: effort to canonize Fulton Sheen suspended indefinitely—UPDATED

Details:  Efforts to canonize Archbishop Fulton Sheen have been suspended indefinitely, the Catholic Diocese of Peoria announced Wednesday afternoon. In a statement, the diocese said that the process leading to beatification and canonization was being halted, despite having been moving smoothly up until now. In fact, expectations were for a beatification ceremony as soon as [Read More...]

Bishop to flock: “I call upon every Catholic in this Diocese to vote”

Dennis Coday in the National Catholic Reporter reports that he received the following e-mail: MOST REV. DANIEL R. JENKY, C.S.C. OFFICE OF THE BISHOP DIOCESE OF PEORIA Election AD 2012 By virtue of your vow of obedience to me as your Bishop, I require that this letter be personally read by each celebrating priest at [Read More...]

Ordination update: 29 new deacons for Peoria

It just may be one of the largest classes in the country this year, and the Catholic Post has details: In the moments before his ordination to the permanent diaconate last Saturday, Deacon Tom Gainey lay face down on the floor of St. Mary’s Cathedral with 28 of his classmates. As the assembly that filled [Read More...]