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Thanksgiving dinner is a chance to give back

What better way to give thanks for all the blessings we receive than by giving to those less fortunate? That’s the idea behind the annual free community Thanksgiving day meal at the Newman Center at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The meal has been a turkey day tradition for almost half a century.

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Together in the Lord

Looking for a Confirmation patron? Many students preparing for the sacrament and choosing the name Clare, do not know what Order she founded or realize they can find a Poor Clare monastery in their home diocese on the grounds of the former St. Henry’s Seminary in Belleville.

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Bishop discusses race relations and the church on EWTN

Bishop Edward K. Braxton was the guest on EWTN’s The World Over,” hosted by Raymond Arroyo on Nov. 9 where he discussed his recent address “The Horizon of Possibilities, The Catholic Church and the Racial Divide in the United States: Old Wounds Reopened” at Catholic University.

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Vocations director asks students to be open to God’s call

Every fall, vocations director Father Nick Junker and members of the Serra Club invite fifth and sixth grade school boys from diocesan schools to tour Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. After Christmas, it is the high school sophomores turn. The tradition goes back almost a decade.

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Unions, volunteers give St. Vincent de Paul new life

Local unions, business owners and parishioners are giving their time and treasure to renovate the St. Vincent de Paul center in East St. Louis.

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