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One Faith, One Day: One Faith Experience encourages, inspires and challenges


It wasn't a conference. Or a workshop. Or a convention. It was the One Faith Experience, and it made good on its promise to inspire, encourage and challenge Catholics to be disciples and share Jesus with others.

Bennett touts Catholic education, scholarships at Gala

Last year, Cameron Caldwell hurt his shoulder on the day he was to speak at Archbishop Robert J. Carlson's Gala, the major fundraiser for the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation.

But the senior from Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School came to the event anyway, delaying his emergency room visit until after he had spoken eloquently about what Catholic education has meant to him, how TTEF's generous supporters and scholarships have enabled him to get quality education and open up opportunities for the future.

Senate team to review Planned Parenthood documents

The Missouri Senate will form a bipartisan team to review documents submitted by Planned Parenthood as part of an ongoing investigation of the abortion provider.

Through its lawyer, Planned Parenthood of St. Louis has agreed to produce documents in response to a subpoena by the Senate Interim Committee of the Sanctity of Life, which has been investigating Planned Parenthood's practices in Missouri since last year.

St. Louis pro-life activist featured in documentary on abortion

Reagan Nielson, Midwest regional coordinator of Students for Life, was featured in an upcoming documentary on abortion. The film includes interviews with women struggling with unplanned pregnancies, abortion providers and activists on both sides of the issue.

A local pro-life activist featured in an upcoming documentary on abortion said she's grateful for the experience, even though the film doesn't represent the pro-life movement very well.

Reagan Nielsen is featured in the upcoming HBO documentary, "Abortion: Stories Women Tell," which is coming soon to the cable channel. HBO officials have not announced a release date yet. Nielsen is Midwest regional coordinator of Students for Life of America.

The Ultimate sport: De Smet shows skill with a flying disk in game that’s catching on


They dress as if they're playing a soccer game, minus the shin pads. They make catches and they throw, but they don't wear baseball gloves, football helmets or carry lacrosse sticks. The aim is to get into their opponent's zone and score, but there's no goal.

FIRE FOR LIFE: John O'Leary shares how his faith played integral role in his recovery, mission


t's not unusual to have childhood friends in your wedding. But when more than half of your grade school class is in attendance? That's a sign of a special bond.

Playing with matches and gasoline resulted in a horrific accident at the age of 9 that burned John O'Leary over 100 percent of his body. He was certain to die. The accident was a redefining moment for the class of 1991 at St. Clement of Rome School in Des Peres.

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