Catholic Diocese of Peoria

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has clashed with the Obama administration, particularly over the Affordable Care Act’s coverage of birth control.

Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky is hopeful that the Trump administration will protect Catholic institutions from having to offer birth control insurance coverage to employees and contraceptive services to patients. He disagrees with critics' assertion that the provision restricts women’s access to birth control.

Catholic Diocese of Peoria

A group called Catholics United is calling on Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky to stop using the pulpit of his diocese for partisan proclamations. Bishop Jenky is ordering all priests in the Peoria Diocese to read a letter during this weekend’s services.

Five-thousand Catholics from across northern Illinois gathered in Rockford Monday for the ordination of their new bishop, David Malloy.