Quintessential

1)

'Renaissance' begins

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At begninning of a new school year, South City Catholic Academy celebrates excitement and enhancements of partnership model school. 

2)

Remembering Bishop Shaheen

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Bishop Robert J. Shaheen, American-born, Lebanese bishop who served in St. Louis for a half of a century, died Aug. 9.

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Wonder of Eve

Promotional materials for The Wonder of Eve, a new program debuted by the archdiocesan Office of Natural Family Planning.

Natural Family Planning Office revamps education program for teenage women; Wonder of Eve teaches women about natural healthcare approach.

4)

Catholic war veterans

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Catholic war vets put faith at forefront of patriotic service; National organization holds convention in St. Louis.

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Catholic Charities

St. Patrick Center and Pacific Dental Services Foundation held a free mobile dentistry clinic for clients. Dr.Adam Battaglia examined a clients teeth and said all he needed was a good cleaning.

Catholic Charities makes headway in addressing poverty; Federation President Theresa Ruzicka gets Most Influential Business Women Award.


As a bonus, here are the weekly messages from
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Pope Francis.

Before the Cross

In his weekly column, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson asks us to reflect on the pattern of our lives... is it a pattern of a sinner or of a saint? Either way, make your life a pattern of seeking God's mercy.

Lea la columna en espanol.

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson

Pope's Message

On the Feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis entrusted to Mary, Queen of Peace all the "anxieties and sorrows of the people who suffer in many parts of the world due to natural disasters, social tensions or conflicts."

Pope Francis gave a blessing at his Angelus prayer on the feast of the Assumption, Aug. 15, at the Vatican. After the prayer, the pope asked Mary to obtain “for everyone consolation and a future of serenity and harmony.”

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