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“Spiritual Body Cameras”

The body camera has rapidly become a requirement by many police departments in the United States. It helps police officers and citizens to have a more objective record of what actually happens when there is a conflict between members of the community and law enforcement.

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Breaking ground for new school

It was a beautiful afternoon June 24 to break ground at Immaculate Conception in Columbia for the parish Catholic Education and Activity Center. In fact it was six years ago that the parish broke ground for the new church that stands now as a backdrop to this latest project.

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Parish leaders — two priests, three PLCs — reflect on future plans

Two priests and three parish life coordinators will retire from leadership roles in the Belleville diocese effective July 11.

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Camp Ondessonk Opens a ‘Hammock Village’

Camp Ondessonk dedicated The Wolf Lounge June 3, in an area near the covered bridge that marks the entrance to camp when you arrive on Sunday afternoon. It’s the gateway to a week or more of adventure, of meeting new friends and reuniting with old, where the mystic of Ondessonk begins.

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Bishop Braxton Announces Official Appointments

His Excellency, The Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D., Bishop of Belleville, is pleased to announce the following clergy, religious, and lay appointments, effective July 11, 2017.

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