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CUP warms up community by assisting with utilities

The mission of Catholic Urban Programs is to “advance the dignity of the human person through compassionate response to human needs, advocacy for justice, and the empowerment of individuals to reach their full potential.” The agency is doing just that by helping individuals struggling to pay utility bills stemming from the harsh temperatures of the winter, said Venessa Marion, case manager for CUP, one of the ministries supported by The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal.

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Columbia credits prison ministry for getting life on track

For most of his adult life John Woods was known as Prisoner No. B27737.

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Hubbard Compassionate Assistance Fund buries the poor with prayer

When local hospitals and mortuaries have deceased persons who are indigent and without family or friends to bury them, they usually call Joe Hubbard.

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The Miracle on 37th Street

The “Miracle on 37th street” as it was called, was witnessed Feb. 17, with the blessing and grand reopening of the new facility.

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Student creates saintly images for new grade school

Annelise Coello never thought doodling in class would lead to this. Coello, a recent graduate of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Grade School, is the artist behind the images of the four evangelists that grace the front of the new regional Catholic school in Herrin. The school opened last month.

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