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Bishop Braxton to speak at the shrine Feb. 25

Bishop Edward K. Braxton will give an address at 2 p.m. at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Guild Center in Belleville.

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Local student among 10 NCEA honored nationally

While Catholic Schools Week is now in the rearview mirror, Althoff Catholic High School junior, Emma Murphy, will remember this one for quite awhile. Her family and her school are proud of her.

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Take a Look Back to Oct. 11, 1946 in The Messenger

BREESE — Council 2869, Knights of Columbus this week completed plans for the acceptance of a large class of candidates in honor of the memory of their three members who gave their lives in World War II, namely Paul B. Hemann, Thomas Hummert and Raymond Von Bokel.

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People gather in Belleville to protest immigration ban, refugee crisis

Members of the diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry were among the 100 or more people who gathered January 31 in Belleville to protest the ban on immigrants and refugees among other issues. At present it is suspended, and the courts are deciding what will happen.

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Take a Look Back to 1942 in the Diocese of Belleville

As part of The Messenger’s 110th anniversary, we are taking snapshots of past newspapers. This issue we go back to 1942 In the Diocese — In the Diocese of Belleville the year 1942 was marked by a spirit of increased prayerfulness for the welfare of our country and for the safe keeping of our boys in service.

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