By Jennifer Brinker | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @jenniferbrinker
The right of Americans to live out their faith in the public square is paramount to Missouri's new attorney general, Josh Hawley.
Hawley has firsthand experience in defending religious liberty as an attorney with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which sucessfully defended Hobby Lobby before the U.S. Supreme Court in its landmark lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services several years ago.
By Joseph Kenny | email@example.com | twitter: @josephkenny2
God must have wanted a newly refurbished altar.
Or so it seems to residents of St. Agnes Apartments, a Cardinal Ritter Senior Services residence in south St. Louis. They enjoyed a series of fortunate events that led to a sorely needed replacement altar.
Ken Grant is one of two sacristans who set up St. Agnes' multipurpose room each Saturday for Mass, but the altar was unstable. In search of a replacement, Grant contacted Deacon Joe Streckfuss of the archdiocesan Reclamation Center, which stores items — such as altars — from closed parishes and other facilities for re-use in the future.
Jennifer Brinker | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @jenniferbrinker
Msgr. Mark Rivituso's mother was practically speechless when he broke the news that Pope Francis appointed him as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
The day after she learned the news, Rosemary Rivituso was still in a joyful, celebratory mood. The 87-year-old is looking forward to his May 2 episcopal ordination, already making plans to buy a new outfit for the special occasion.
"I was happy for him," she said. "I was about to cry, but I didn't want to do that! He knows how proud I am. He always put others before himself and thinks of others."
By Dave Luecking | email@example.com | twitter: @legacyCatholic
Recent headlines about the TRAPPIST-1 solar system and its seven Earth-sized planets have created quite a buzz among astrophysicists, astronomy lovers and the general population.
Surrounding a dwarf star, the system is relatively close at 40 light years from earth, and three of the planets are in the so-called habitable zone, which means a TRAPPIST-1 planet "easily could have developed a life form," Jesuit Father Robert J. Spitzer said Feb. 27 at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.