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Brian Miller named director of Catholic Youth Apostolate

Brian Miller, director of young adult ministry for the archdiocese, has been named executive director of the Catholic Youth Apostolate of the archdiocese.

Brian Miller, director of young adult ministry for the archdiocese, has been named executive director of the Catholic Youth Apostolate of the archdiocese.

The apostolate oversees the Office of Youth Ministry, Office of Young Adults, CYC Sports and the REAP (Retreat, Evangelization and Prayer) Team. A recent change moves Catholic Scouting to a function of the Office of Youth Ministry under the direction of Tom Lancia.

The move of the Office of Scouting to youth ministry makes the structure similar to that used in most other dioceses across the country.

A series of "FIRSTS" for robotics team at Rosati-Kain High School

Rosati-Kain High School students Elizabeth Nickrent, right, Alex Porter and Annie Hilker, left, joined coach Lauren Lester, rear, as they moved the competition robot prepared by the school’s 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition team SistamatiK. They were headed to the competition venue at the St. Louis Regional at Chaifetz Arena on the St. Louis University campus March 20. SistamatiK is the first all-girl FIRST Robotics Competition team in the region.

Youngsters Nichole and Elena Kellogg stopped at Rosati-Kain's pit area on the event floor at Chaifetz Arena, and freshman Cassie Kightlinger wasted no time in greeting them and telling all about the Rosati-Kain group.

Think, "all-girls robotics team" ... repeated often.

Best of all, she brought them inside the tent for an up-close look at "Guilly," Rosati-Kain's robot.

Agency urges final push on welfare reform bill

An effort by the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) to urge state lawmakers to pass welfare reform that will help poor families lift themselves out of poverty has worked -- with one important step remaining.

The public policy agency of the state's bishops is asking people to contact legislators as they return to the state capitol March 30 from their spring break.

Forum in Imperial spells out realities of human sex trafficking

A young woman stopped in a convenience store in west St. Louis County. As she was making her purchase, a man entered and acted frantic about having a problem with his car. He asked the young woman if she could help; at first thought, she considered helping. But a conversation she had a few days prior on the subject of sex trafficking made her stop and think twice. She asked the male clerk if he would be willing to assist the man.

Chapel renovation is looking heavenly

Kenrick-Glennon chapel renovation

Below, craftsmen sawed boards and above, electricians worked on wiring in the attic of the St. Joseph Chapel at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Shrewsbury as renovation makes its way toward a late-spring completion.

The work is the final phase of the seminary renovation funded by the Faith for the Future campaign. The rest of the project at the college and graduate school of theology, which serves seminarians for the Archdiocese of St. Louis and other dioceses and religious communities, was completed in the fall of 2012. The chapel is to be consecrated on Sunday, May 3.

After three-peat, Red Knights look to restructure


After Incarnate Word Academy breezed to its third consecutive state basketball title March 21, taking the Class 4 girls championship game 60-27 over Mary Institute-Country Day School, the focus turned to next season.

Coach Dan Rolfes will lose senior Napheesa Collier, who has been described as "unforgettable" and super talented by ESPN and by Rolfes as "no doubt" the best player ever in girls basketball in St. Louis. Her combination of skill, athleticism and size sets her apart, he said.

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