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Local relief agencies struggle to help the needy during cold snap

As temperatures plunged to below zero many people were forced to show up at the Catholic relief agencies like Daystar in Cairo, and Catholic Urban Programs and St. Vincent de Paul in East St. Louis. And because of the overwhelming numbers of people seeking help relief agencies, both private and public, were soon tapped out.

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Bishop dedicates new Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Grade School

At a time when many Catholic schools are shutting down or partnering with other parish schools, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Regional Grade School in Herrin has outgrown its old space and moved into a larger, state-of-the-art building.

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Diocese’ longtime education director to retire this summer

This summer, the Diocese of Belleville’s longtime Director of Education, Tom Posnanski will retire after 40 years.

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March for Life Greeting

Bishop Braxton's Greeting to Young People at Celebration of Life March in Washington DC

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Catholic farmers make impact on global level

When Fran Etter and her son Max had the opportunity to travel to El Salvador with Friends Across Borders in 2013, she didn’t know just how much the trip would impact her family.

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