After 12 years of effort, the push to have the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen made a saint has been suspended indefinitely. Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky says Vatican officials decided instead to move the Sheen cause for sainthood to the Congregation’s Historic Archive. The move follows a denial by the Archdiocese of New York to move Sheen’s remains to Peoria. The Vatican expected to inspect Sheen’s remains as part of the sainthood process in Peoria.  

Group speaks out on priest sex abuse settlement

Aug 13, 2013
Tanya Koonce/Peoria Public Radio

The Peoria Diocese is paying a more than $1.3 million settlement in a child sex abuse case that took place under tenure of Newark Archbishop John Myers. A deposition with the Archbishop outlines questionable incidents by Monsignor Thomas Maloney during his time in the Peoria Diocese. The settlement is in response to former altar boy Andrew Ward’s molestation claims against Monsignor Thomas Maloney.