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Marianist group at St. Mary’s tackles racial justice topic

The topic of racial justice is one that a group focused on Marian spirituality might have been inclined to skip.

But Mary led them to it, and the result is a Lenten program being held at St. Mary's High School on Wednesday evenings with a theme of "With Mary Toward Racial Justice." The weekly presentations on Marian spirituality and racial justice are open to the public.

CBC’s wrestling program is on solid footing

Five Christian Brothers College High School wrestlers won medals at MSHSAA state championships. From the left are Kyle Prewitt, Cevion Severado, DJ Shannon, Josh Saunders and Malik Johnson.

Hard work personifies the wrestling program at Christian Brothers College High School, where five state medalists, including three state champions, led the team to a second-place finish overall at the Missouri Class 4 tournament.

All five have at least another year of eligibility. Last season, the team finished eighth.

Head coach Cornell Robinson is looking forward to next season, but his delight in the efforts of his wrestlers this season, which concluded Feb. 18, is obvious. "It's a good stepping stone to where we need to be, but I was proud of the kids overall," he said.

Fun-filled ‘Iron Chef’ takeoff at SLUH was all in good taste


A smack of the gong, and the secret ingredient was revealed. Fog theatrically burst out from underneath the previously covered shrimp and filled the room.

Members of the two teams quickly gathered the fresh vegetables, cheese, fruit, eggs and more for the dishes they'd be making within the next 25 minutes.

This, to be sure, was not an ordinary day of school at St. Louis University High School.

Grants give opportunity to attend Catholic schools

Noah Lampros, right, received a Beyond Sunday Fellowship to attend St. Pius X High School, where he is a freshman. Before a Theology class , Lampros looked at Kayden Cook's iPad.

How do you put a price on getting a Catholic education and playing sports with your older brother.

You can't.

"It's really cool," said Noah Lampros, who describes everything else about his freshman year at St. Pius X High School in Festus as "perfect."

At this time in 2016, he faced an uncertain future in Catholic education, possibly destined for public high school and never getting the chance to play ball with his brother, Luke. His mom, Dione, wanted Catholic education for them and sisters Marie and Lilly, but money was tight, as it is for many households.

More than just fried cod | Lenten Fridays offer variety of dinner options beyond the standard fare

Seminarians cook their catch at Ryan Lake in Lent of 1916.

Editor's note: Updated Friday, March 3, at 10 a.m. with clarification on dispensation.

It's late afternoon on a Friday in Lent, and you're famished.

It's almost dinner time, so where do you go and what do you eat to satisfy the Lenten abstinence from meat for dinner?

The first option, of course, is a fish fry at either your parish or another in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. (Check out the St. Louis Review's map of parish fish fries to find one of the many from which to choose.)

Catholic community responds to loss of life, extensive damage following tornado in Perryville


"We had a tough night," Doug Dunker said in assessing a devastating tornado that left several homes and some businesses in his community in rubble and others with extensive damage Feb. 28.

Dunker, a volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul conference at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Perryville, spent the next morning visiting families from the parish affected by the disaster. He had started the day at the society's thrift store, which had opened to donate items to anyone affected by the twister.

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