Editorial | We need to emulate Bishop Rice in saying ‘yes’ to proclaiming the Good News

Bishop Edward M. Rice celebrated benediction and adoration at the Catholic Women for Christ Conference earlier this year.

When a representative of the Vatican called him last month to tell him about his appointment as the bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Bishop Edward M. Rice was praying Evening Prayer at Holy Redeemer Church, where he lives. Without hesitation, he said "yes" to the appointment.

His example of saying "yes" is one we all should emulate.

Editorial | All the voices of faith

They just can't wait to share their faith: The men and women in the Lay Formation Program of the Archdiocese of St. Louis have spent three years learning about the treasures of Church teaching and God's love.

Many of them are putting that training to use in various roles in parishes of the archdiocese, working in partnership with parish pastors. People have come from all parts of the archdiocese to take part in the three-year, tuition-free program. In return, they agree to offer three years of service to their parish.

Editorial | Speak up on mental illness

When a child has a fever or a rash that won't seem to go away, it's off to the doctor's office. Broken bones expedite a trip to the emergency room.

But somehow, we don't always treat emotional and mental well-being in the same way. And it's no wonder, the way our culture treats mental illness.

The comments and jokes about those with mental illness happen too often. Most people don't mean to be offensive, but it perpetuates the stigma of mental illness.

Editorial | Participate in the political process

The Missouri legislature is in its final two weeks, and its time to weigh in on the issues.

Editorial | Hold Planned Parenthood accountable

As the Missouri legislative session comes to a close in a few weeks, lawmakers remain strong in their efforts to pass laws that hold abortion providers accountable for how they handle the remains of aborted babies.

Editorial | Spread ‘The Joy of Love’

The Institute for Family Studies is a nonpartisan group with a good reputation for its efforts dedicated to strengthening marriage and family life.

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