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Russell B. Peterson, faith formation director at Immaculate Conception Parish in Columbia, dies

Russell B. Peterson, 47, of Belleville, touched so many lives in the time he spent in southern Illinois. He died March 20, 2015.

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Racial Divide: Time to Correct Inequality in Society

“As a society we have to accept that (this country) is very racially divided.”
Those were the comments of Rosalind Aldridge Langford of St. Augustine of Hippo Parish in East St. Louis.

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Hospital sisters install new leadership team

The Provincial Council of the American Province of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis was installed at a eucharistic liturgy on March 15 in St. Francis of Assisi Church.

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Look to Rome or in the Mirror to Find a Leader Worth Knowing

Name someone you consider a good leader, and by the way, that person must still be alive. Chances are it won’t be a representative from state or national government, a Wall Street banker or a religious leader.

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Parish Dedicates Library in Memory of Father Gira, CR

Parishioners and friends gathered at Immaculate Conception Parish in Columbia to dedicate a library on the lower level of the new church in memory of Father Stephen Gira, CR, former parochial vicar at the parish.

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