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Clergy appointments for Oct. 16

All appointments effective Oct. 7, 2014

Rev. Timothy L. Bannes, administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish in Gildehaus, is appointed pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Gildehaus.

Rev. Gerald J. Blessing, administrator of St. Paul Parish in St. Paul, is appointed pastor of St. Paul Parish in St. Paul.

Rev. Rodger P. Fleming, administrator of St. James Parish in Potosi, is appointed pastor of St. James Parish in Potosi.

Doctors prescribe a healthy dose of Church beliefs through support of Catholic Medical Association

Doctors from the St. Louis Guild of the Catholic Medical Association prayed the Rosary in their white medical coats outside Planned Parenthood for an end to abortion, for the families affected, and for the workers at Planned Parenthood. They then processed to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis for the annual White Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.

When Dr. David Stansfield joined the Catholic Medical Association about eight years ago, he was prescribing birth-control pills to patients in his private family medicine practice in Hillsboro.

His desire to join the association's local guild was fueled in part by his Catholic upbringing and the chance to connect with other Catholic doctors.

It also opened his heart in a new way.

"It was because of my involvement that I stopped prescribing" the pill, he said. "Sometimes, a physician comes into the Catholic Medical Association, and they learn that it's OK to be Catholic."

Sister Antona Ebo encourages 'looking under the rug' in Ferguson

Sister Antona Ebo, FSM, lives in a senior retirement apartment about eight miles from the unrest in Ferguson, but time and distance disappear when she correlates it to the civil rights movement and her part of a march in Selma, Ala., on March 10, 1965.

Prayerful events in Ferguson cite peace, justice

Prayer is the simplest and easiest thing for a person to do.

If the prayer is a Rosary to Our Lady, rosary beads are the only thing necessary, though the digits of hands or feet work just as well. Otherwise, you need nothing.

To pray, you may kneel, stand, sit or lay on your back or front, whatever pose you're in. You make the Sign of the Cross, pray an Our Father, Hail Mary or whatever is on your heart, make another Sign of the Cross, and you're done.

The act of prayer is simple; the results can be profound.

Villa tops Cor Jesu in hard-fought battle


Their athleticism and competitive energy stood out as the volleyball teams from Cor Jesu Academy and Villa Duchesne battled Oct. 14.

Villa Duchesne won 25-19 and 25-23 in two hard-fought sets. In the first set, Villa jumped out to a 7-3 lead before Cor Jesu came back at 8-6. Some hustle and well-placed hits by Cor Jesu's Maggie Whealen and Mackenzie Orf tied the set at 13-13. Cor Jesu took the lead at 18-17 before Villa took control with Marisa Drevenak, Meghan Donovan, Lauren Wacker and Hannah Cherry leading the way.

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