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‘Historic agreement’ enhances seminary, SLU relationship

St. Louis University president Fred Pestello, left, and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson signed an agreement that will confer undergraduate degrees from SLU to the graduates of Cardinal Glennon College, although they will still study at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. The agreement was signed April 23 in the Kenrick Board Room at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury.

After the official signing of the collaborative agreement between the archdiocese and St. Louis University, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary academic dean Ed Hogan suggested an action to seal the deal.

"Can we make our first official act one of prayer?" asked Hogan, who quickly received universal approval from the small gathering April 23 in the Kenrick Boardroom at Cardinal Rigali Center.

What an appropriate way to begin the landmark agreement, which Archbishop Robert J. Carlson called, simply, "historic."

Cardinal Turkson at climate summit: Respect creation

Cardinal Peter Turkson gave a bonus talk at the St. Louis Climate Summit, which was hosted by St. Louis University as a way to advance the Pope Francis' encyclical, "Laudato Si'." In both talks, the cardinal referred to the need to respect creation.

Cardinal Turkson, the prefect of the Vatican Discastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, had a key role in the formulation of the encyclical, which reflects upon humankind's moral obligation to address the issue of climate change.

High school students blossom as TASK volunteers

Anna Schuermann sat patiently on the floor with her legs folded while her little buddy Xander Wurman stood behind her combing through her hair with his fingers.

Turning to the youngster with her ever-present smile, Schuermann said, "Thank you. Good job. Are you braiding it?"

Cardinal Turkson emphasizes importance of caring for creation at St. Louis Climate Summit

Cardinal Peter Turkson gave a bonus talk at the St. Louis Climate Summit, which is hosted by St. Louis University as a way to advance the Pope Francis' encyclical, "Laudato Si'." In both talks, the cardinal referred to the need to respect creation.

Queen of Peace Center helps when women hit rock bottom

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Sally DeIuliis walked through the doors of Queen of Peace Center June 19, 2015, six months pregnant. She'd just been kicked out of a homeless shelter.

She doesn't remember how she got to the Catholic Charities family-centered behavioral health care provider for women with addiction, their children and families. She does remember saying, "It's not that bad" — failing to fool the interviewer who replied, "You're pregnant and on drugs."

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