- Jul 10, 2020
A restaurant has closed after more than 50 years at a popular Catholic site in southwestern Illinois.
When the Illinois Department of Corrections began releasing inmates from state prisons to reduce populations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff from Kolbe House, the archdiocese’s jail and prison ministry, stepped up to help.
The investigation into the prison death of a southern Illinois priest shortly after he began serving a nine-year sentence for child pornography and drug possession has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, a county coroner said.
Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria took to the skies via a helicopter on Good Friday, April 10, to offer a blessing to the entire Diocese of Peoria as well as to pray for all affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Illinois, and has appointed Father Michael G. McGovern, a pastor in the Archdiocese of Chicago, as his successor.