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Catholic News

Elder abuse is more than a family matter

KANKAKEE - The years of one's life after reaching 60 are often referred to as the "golden years." Unfortunately, for some seniors, those years are any...

Interpreter communicates with hearing impaired

PLAINFIELD - The hands are one of the most fascinating parts of the human body. Flowing through the air during a conversation, a person's hands can of...

Rabbi connects to other faiths through song

JOLIET - From an early age children are taught never to judge a book by its cover, because people are often not what they seem at first glance. A good...

Wheel encircles bishop with prayer

ROMEOVILLE - There are several individuals poised to continue praying long after the diocesan chorale has completed the recessional hymn, the Knights ...

Men march with meaningful message

JOLIET - Streams of shining morning sunlight spread across them as more than 50 men began walking two-by-two along Wilcox Street in Joliet. Heading th...

New bishop presides at evening prayer for Diocese of Joliet

JOLIET - The people of the Diocese of Joliet have seen their fair share of changes over the years, while their faith has remained steadfast. By welcom...

Composer creates more than melodies

ROMEOVILLE - The rich voices of the expanded diocesan chorale and talented orchestra members hit all the right notes during the installation Mass of B...

Diocese orchestrates festive celebration for Bishop Sartain

JOLIET - The majestic orchestral instruments were in complete harmony with the rocking drums and gifted singers in the diocesan chorus as the impressi...

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Fifty-year-old Microsoft magnate Bill Gates is reported to be worth $50 billion. Recently he announced plans to step down from the top position at his...

Father's commitment ensures decent life for family

KANKAKEE - The devoted 30-year-old husband and father from Mexico still wonders how he was able to hold back tears when he had to say goodbye to his y...

Selected columns by Bishop Sartain speak to the heart

Those who write in the field of journalism know that it is a more than prodigious accomplishment to write a weekly column for a newspaper. But added t...

Spirituality of work brings balance to labor side of life

Increasingly in our modern times work is becoming more and more stressful and lacking in true meaning for so many people. Such experiences as the crea...

Parish celebrates the body and blood of Christ

WESTMONT - For parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish in Westmont, celebrating the mysteries of their faith and connecting them to each other and to God ...

Villa Franciscan prepares to pump iron

JOLIET - In the shadow of the construction equipment for the expansion project of Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, about 50 people gathered June 19 ...

Millennium statue has stopover in Lombard

LOMBARD - Thunderous sounds from high above St. Pius X Parish in Lombard were heard by people on the ground as aircrafts jetted toward and away from n...

Organization bags hope for abused children

JOLIET - One look at the nightly news might make most people think that hope is hard to come by these days, with rising gas prices and the war in Iraq...

Joliet diocesan family minister merits national honor

ROMEOVILLE - The nation is recognizing what the people of the Joliet Diocese already know about Desir?e Marciani. Her life experiences and passion for...

Long-time Franciscan pastor says farewell to diocese

WAYNE - The warm sunrays sparkled on his silver hair while the cool breeze gently moved his long, brown habit. Franciscan Father Laurian Janicki was a...

First Kankakee New Wine candidates earn certification

KANKAKEE - Fifteen men and women from across the Kankakee region completed the New Wine formation program and were publicly certified in lay ministry ...

Health insurance opportunities widen in Illinois

ROMEOVILLE - Beginning July 1, children from families without health insurance benefits in Illinois would be eligible for coverage under the All Kids ...

Deaf ministry promotes sacramental inclusion

MINOOKA - As the school year winds down, the deaf community gives praise for the numerous church celebrations hosted for the benefit of believers with...

Faithful invited to support the pope's good works

ROMEOVILLE - In an effort to awaken a sense of responsibility in the faithful from the Diocese of Joliet, church leaders take time to inform and remin...

Bishop Imesch reflects on his service to the diocese

JOLIET - The Michigan native who hails from nearby the "Motor City" has spent more than a quarter of a century steering over 620,000 believers through...

Common man is uncommon priest

NAPERVILLE - A man was going to an important meeting, but he couldn't find a parking space. The frustrated motorist finally leaned on divine intervent...

St. Gregory smiles on long time ally of church

ADDISON - There was little fanfare June 1 in Addison when Bishop Joseph L. Imesch entered the district office of U.S. Congressman Henry Hyde, R-Ill. U...

Benedictine expands adult education program

LISLE - Wishing to expand their program for adult education, Benedictine University in Lisle recently announced the creation of the College of Adult a...

Prayer service offers peace to faithful of all ages

LISLE - Flickering like sunbursts in the midst of darkness, candles lighted at a Taiz? prayer service June 4 at St. Procopius Abbey represented hope, ...

Students bound for South America eager to help

ROMEOVILLE - People respond to God's call in many different ways. For one group of university students from around the Diocese of Joliet, God's call t...

Father Lennon turns his focus to vocations, the elderly

JOLIET - After 48 years in the priesthood, Father James Lennon, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Joliet, is retiring just in time to reinvent himself a...

Holy Spirit inflames candidates with grace and gifts

JOLIET - Vested in vibrant liturgical red to celebrate Pentecost and the spiritual gifts bestowed on the new flock of faithful, Bishop Joseph L. Imesc...