Sister Josine Mondloch, OSF, was among 46 women and men recognized as Franciscan peacemakers at the 41st Annual Franciscan Federation Conference, held July 9-12 in Minneapolis, Minn.

As Clerics of St. Viator provincials from around the world gather in Kankakee at the beginning of August to celebrate the 125th anniversary of their community's American province, there is a trace of sadness in the Springfield diocese, where Viatorians have served in ministry for nearly eight decades.

QUINCY - Father Kenneth Capalbo, OFM, has been named chairman of the Quincy University Board of Trustees, replacing chairman William Metzinger whose term expired in May.

Saturday, 14 July 2007 20:00

CC food pantry appeals for donations

Shelves at Catholic Charities' Holy Family Food Pantry in Springfield are low and desperately in need of donations to help struggling families in the city and surrounding area.

Thirty youth participants from 14 parishes attended a diocesan Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) that ran June 28 through July 3 at Villa Maria Catholic Life Center on Lake Springfield. The students, who are entering their freshman through junior years in high school, were there to learn leadership and communication skills, community building and to begin to understand group dynamics, said Becky Bauerle.
Saturday, 14 July 2007 20:00

Diocese thanked for contribution

Bishop George J. Lucas has received a letter thanking the people of the diocese for a $64,000 contribution to the Jerusalem Mother Church for the 2007 Good Friday collection.
Five Illinois State Knights of Columbus Council's from District 76 have been recognized as Illinois Spirit Award winners for outstanding programs during the 2006-2007 fraternal year. The announcement was made at the Knights of Columbus Illinois State Convention held recently in Springfield. Only 56 out of 420 Councils in Illinois earned these distinctions.
Saturday, 28 July 2007 20:00

New diocesan Web site unveiled in July

Recent visitors to the Web site for the Springfield diocese,, have no doubt noticed the site has a more modern look and several new capabilities.

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