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Local Catholics, Lutherans consider common heritage

Catholic and Lutheran Christians from across the globe will commemorate together on Oct. 31, the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. 

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Bishop Braxton: Silence implies consent on HB 40

In late September, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law a controversial measure to expand taxpayer-subsidized abortions. Rauner earlier promised to veto the bill, which passed both the Illinois House and Senate in April.

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A Beacon of Christ’s Light

Though times and locations have changed, the mission of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital remains the same: to carry on the work of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis and St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

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Lay Ministers Flock to Into My Vineyard Program

Last spring, Bishop Edward K. Braxton asked capable, dedicated parishioners from throughout the Diocese of Belleville to come forward to serve as lay ecclesial ministers and contribute their time and talent to the renewal, revitalization and strengthening of their parishes. These lay ministers will assist the priests and deacons in the service of God and neighbor, helping fellow parishioners to learn their faith, love their faith, and live their faith.

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Sister Thea Bowman School shows its unbreakable spirit

Vandals may have broken 35 windows at Sister Thea Bowman Grade School, but the small, yet thriving Catholic school in East St. Louis has shown that its spirit is unbreakable. A random act of destruction, which occurred the night before school opened in 2015, began a magical chain of events for the school community.

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