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Why Do We Celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on the Same Day?

Why Do We Celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on the Same Day?

Saint Peter and Saint Paul are two of the most well-known saints and are often spoken of as the two men most responsible for spreading the…

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Hospitality for the Terrified: 5 Simple Ways to Reach Out to Others

Hospitality for the Terrified: 5 Simple Ways to Reach Out to Others

Does the thought of hosting a meal fill you with terror? Do you break out in a cold sweat when you think of holding a…

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‘Beautiful turnout’ as St. Rose Philippine Duchesne joins Walk of Fame

A "flat Philippine" cutout of St. Philippine Rose Duchesne was placed by her newly added star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame on June 23 after in was unveiled to the public.

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne probably would have wondered what all the fuss was about, why all those good souls had gathered in her honor at an intersection ofalong Delmar Boulevard on the St.Louis side of the border with University City.

She neither would have expected nor sought recognition for her good works in helping shape St. Louis, let alone the honor bestowed upon her June 23, appropriately the Feast of the Sacred Heart, as a St. Louis icon.

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City nonprofits speak against proposed payroll tax bill

The service-based nonprofit community in St. Louis — including Catholic schools and agencies — came together before a committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on June 22 to oppose a bill that would remove an exemption on a payroll expense tax. They shared time at microphone to explain their missions and how their services lead to a reduction in crime and improved living conditions for city residents.

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City nonprofits speak against proposed payroll tax bill

The service-based nonprofit community in St. Louis — including Catholic schools and agencies — came together before a committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on June 22 to oppose a bill that would remove an exemption on a payroll expense tax. They shared time at microphone to explain their missions and how their services lead to a reduction in crime and improved living conditions for city residents.

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Chaldeans protest detentions

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Archdiocesan news briefs

Clean sweep

St. Patrick Center is seeking donations of items for clients moving into apartments and homes. Mops, buckets, brooms, all-purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, dish soap, paper towels and toilet paper are sought. For more information, contact Katie Joseph at kjoseph@stpatrickcenter.org or (314) 802-1976.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Migration

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Obituary | Sr. Mary Ann Lavin, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Ann Lavin was to be celebrated June 22 at Nazareth Living Center in south St. Louis County. Sister Mary Ann, 85, died June 19 at Nazareth of end stages of dementia. She served for more than 50 years as an educator.

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Obituary | Sr. Miriam Sitarz, OSF

A funeral Mass for Sister Miriam Sitarz, OSF, was celebrated June 12 at the Lally Room on the Carberry Campus of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services in Shrewsbury. Sister Miriam died June 3 at Mary, Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis. A Franciscan Sister of Our Lady of Perpetual Help for 84 years, she was 100 years old.

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Conversation, listening essential for synod on youth

INDIANAPOLIS — At a time when an estimated 50 percent of Catholics 30 and younger no longer identify with their religion, the U.S. bishops June 14 discussed the need to reverse that trend and why the consultation process for the October 2018 Synod of Bishops on youth and vocations is crucial to that effort.

Listening to young people is essential to the conversation, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, N.J.

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