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Newman Center helps ease academic and spiritual transition into college

Incoming college freshmen, while excited, often find themselves faced with uncertainty and challenges, according to Tim Taylor, director of the Newman Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Hispanic Youth Learn About Loving the Self(ie)

“What makes you feel strong, happy, sad or scared?” Father Juan Gaspar, OMI asked young Hispanics on June 17 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center in Belleville.

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“Spiritual Body Cameras”

The body camera has rapidly become a requirement by many police departments in the United States. It helps police officers and citizens to have a more objective record of what actually happens when there is a conflict between members of the community and law enforcement.

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Breaking ground for new school

It was a beautiful afternoon June 24 to break ground at Immaculate Conception in Columbia for the parish Catholic Education and Activity Center. In fact it was six years ago that the parish broke ground for the new church that stands now as a backdrop to this latest project.

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Parish leaders — two priests, three PLCs — reflect on future plans

Two priests and three parish life coordinators will retire from leadership roles in the Belleville diocese effective July 11.

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