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Bishop Louis Tylka and Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.

Pope Francis accepts retirement of Peoria’s Bishop Jenky on 75th birthday

Mar 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

He is succeeded by coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka. Read more

Venerable Fulton Sheen.

Venerable Fulton Sheen 'should be made a saint', says Peoria coadjutor bishop

Aug 25, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Proponents of the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen are still searching for answers about the cause, nearly two years after... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Peoria diocese continues promoting Sheen’s beatification cause

May 10, 2021

The Diocese of Peoria is continuing to promote the cause for beatification of Ven. Fulton Sheen, almost 18 months after... Read more

Archbishop John Myers. Courtesy photo.

Archbishop John Myers, retired Newark archbishop, dead at 79

Sep 24, 2020

Archbishop John J Myers, emeritus archbishop of Newark, has died at 79.  Read more

Some Illinois dioceses permit reception of Communion on tongue

Sep 8, 2020

The Bishop of Peoria last week permitted priests in his diocese to distribute Communion on the tongue, as the Archdiocese... Read more


Pope Francis names Chicago priest coadjutor of Peoria diocese

May 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Monday appointed Fr. Louis Tylka, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as coadjutor bishop of the Diocese... Read more

Venerable Fulton Sheen.

Peoria bishop announces novena for Venerable Sheen's sainthood cause

Dec 10, 2019

Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria is inviting the faithful to pray a novena beginning Dec. 12 to "petition God unceasingly"... Read more

Fulton Sheen. Public domain

Sheen beatification delay an act of 'sabotage,' Peoria official writes

Dec 7, 2019

After the Diocese of Rochester last week confirmed it had requested that the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen be delayed,... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen. CNA file photo

Rochester bishop requested Fulton Sheen beatification delay

Dec 4, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

The beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen was delayed at the request of Bishop Salvatore Matano of Rochester.  Read more

Venerable Fulton Sheen.

Venerable Fulton Sheen to be beatified in December

Nov 18, 2019

The Diocese of Peoria announced Monday that Venerable Fulton Sheen will be beatified this December at the city's Cathedral of... Read more

Venerable Fulton Sheen. (public domain)

Peoria bishop 'overjoyed' that Venerable Sheen's body will be transferred

Jun 10, 2019

The Diocese of Peoria has confirmed that the Archdiocese of New York has “indicated their willingness” to cooperate with the... Read more

Venerable Fulton Sheen. (public domain)

Civil appeals court dismisses legal challenge, says Sheen's body can go to Peoria

May 6, 2019

The New York Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal of an earlier judgement allowing Venerable Fulton Sheen’s remains to... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Public Domain photo.

New York Archdiocese announces appeal over Fulton Sheen court decision  

Jun 15, 2018

The Archdiocese of New York announced on Friday that the Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral are appealing a court decision... Read more

Venerable Fulton Sheen.

Civil court rules Fulton Sheen’s remains can go to Peoria

Jun 9, 2018

The Superior Court of New York ruled Friday in favor of Joan Sheen Cunningham, who had petitioned to move the... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Fulton Sheen’s final resting place not yet final

Feb 8, 2018

Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s niece has said her uncle’s remains belong in Peoria, but a lawsuit seeking his internment there has... Read more