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Seminarians serve as “ambassadors for Christ” at Kenrick-Glennon Days

For Theology III seminarian Tony Ritter, Kenrick-Glennon Days marked the first time he viewed priests as regular guys who enjoy sports and have fun, not as mystery men who wear robes or act serious all the time.

Same with seminarians David Halfmann, a senior in the Cardinal Glennon College program, and Patrick Russell, a Theology III classmate of Ritter. In fact, former campers among seminarians, whether in college or theology programs, tell similar stories about seeing priests as normal people for the first time and opening their hearts and minds to discern God's calling.

“We are Celts forever”

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Students, parents, faculty and staff gathered one last time May 24 to bid farewell to John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Manchester.

Appropriately, the final gathering consisted of a Mass and then fellowship, before the Kennedy Catholic community went their separate ways.

St. Louis Catholics file lawsuit against St. Louis City abortion ordinance

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Archbishop Robert J. Carlson reiterated that the archdiocese "will not comply" with a St. Louis ordinance that violates religious freedom.

St. Louis archdiocesan elementary schools joined Our Lady's Inn, O'Brien Industrial Holdings LLC and Frank Robert O'Brien in a federal lawsuit filed May 22 by the Thomas More Society. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Clergy appointments for May 15

Rev. Msgr. Dennis R. Stehly, currently pastor of Ste. Genevieve Parish in Ste. Genevieve, is appointed vicar general/moderator of the curia, effective June 27, 2017.

Rev. Michael P. Boehm, is appointed vicar general, while continuing his appointment as vicar for priests, effective June 27, 2017.

Rev. Mr. Gerson Parra, newly ordained transitional deacon, is appointed to assist the pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Charles, effective June 1, 2017.

Clergy appointments for May 8

Deacon Paul D. Craska, a permanent deacon assisting the pastor of St. John Bosco Parish in Creve Coeur, is granted retirement status, effective July 1, 2017.

Deacon C. Frank Chauvin, a permanent deacon assisting the pastor of Ascension Parish in Chesterfield, is granted the status of Senior Deacon continuing to assist the pastor of Ascension Parish, effective June 1, 2017.

Clergy appointments for Apr. 17

Deacon Edward C. Fronick, a permanent deacon, assisting the pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish in St. Louis, is granted the status of a Senior Deacon, effective April 17, 2017

Deacon Roger A. Kreitler, a permanent deacon, assisting the pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish in St. Louis, is granted retirement status, effective April 1, 2017. 

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