Saturday, February 04, 2006

The Rose of Peoria

The Peoria Journal Star has a fine slide show on the Cathedral in the Catholic Diocese of Peoria Illinois. The CDOP has renewed its devotion to Mary officially naming the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. CDOP is led by Bishop Daniel Jenky, a Notre Dame Trustee, and advocate of church restoration and preservation. I have had the pleasure of knowing Vicar General Msgr Paul Schowalter of Peoria for over 30 years now, from his service in Wapella, IL at St. Patricks and at Central Catholic High School in Bloomington, IL.

Peoria is also know as the home Diocese of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who is a candidate for sainthood. His Chair is shown here.

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