Auxiliary Bishop Edward J. Rice will celebrate a Mass in recognition of the 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Louis at noon Friday, April 25, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Lindell Boulevard and Newstead Avenue in the Central West End. St. Louis IX, King of France and the patron saint of St. Louis, was born on April 25, 1214.
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About the time the sun rises each day, Jim Winkeler has settled into his regular chair in the sun room of his home to pray the Rosary and soak in the daily readings. From one angle, he can view the sunrise as he prays, and from over his shoulder he can catch a glimpse of a statue of the Blessed Mother in his backyard. A framed picture of his wife, Nancy, who died in 2012, keeps watch from the small table next to him.
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Highlighting what they describe as a "dramatic escalation of executions taking place," the bishops of Missouri have reaffirmed the Catholic Church's opposition to the death penalty in a letter issued on Good Friday, April 18. The state of Missouri has executed five individuals in the last five months and is expected to execute two more people in the next two months.
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Sixth-grader Carson Payment held hands with 90-year-old Marietta Jaeger as they made their way around an activity area at Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe's assisted living center in Wentzville.
Later, Carson and Jaeger searched for Easter eggs. They were joined by other Parish School of Religion students from Immaculate Conception Parish in Dardenne Prarie. The sudents and residents have spent the last year getting to know eachother as pen pals.