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Cor Jesu junior aces ACT

Junior Hannah Nicholson recorded the top composite score of 36 on the ACT in February, becoming the third Cor Jesu Academy to earn the top score this academic year. On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students taking the ACT gets the top score.

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U.S. delegates to pre-synod meeting lay out priorites

Three delegates will represent the United States at the pre-synod gathering March 19-25 at the Vatican in preparation for October's synod of bishops on "Young people, the faith and vocational discernment." The three, named by the U.S.

SLUH’s patience pays off with Mid-States hockey title


After winning the Mid-States High School Hockey Challenge Cup Championship, the St. Louis University High team didn't want their on-ice celebration to end. So the driver of the Zamboni ice resurfacer waited patiently. But he needed to go to work.

As a compromise, the Junior Billikens moved the jubilation to the hallway and locker room under the stands at Scottrade Center, where they had defeated De Smet Jesuit High School 4-0 on March 13.

Women’s conference a ‘booster shot of faith’


Kayla Kleekamp describes the Catholic Women for Christ Conference as "a breath of fresh air."

This was the second year the sophomore at Washington High School attended the conference, a day of uplifting talks, prayer, sacraments and best of all — a time to share in lighthearted camaraderie among fellow women. More than 900 women attended the ninth annual conference March 10 at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Totus Tuus catechetical program is growing in archdiocese

Totus Tuus, a catechetical summer program for first- through 12th-graders, is growing in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

The program, which expanded from seven parishes last year to 11 this summer, has elements of a vacation Bible school and a mission. Taught by young adult catechists, known as "missionary teachers," participants learn what it means to share the Gospel and how to promote the faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness and eucharistic worship.

Seeing through God’s eyes brings comfort, clarity


Seeing through the eyes of God and spreading His love into the world is not an easy task, but the Gospel serves as a good example for our lives, said a Villa Duchesne student. Sophomore Ella Coulter related the Gospel example of a blind beggar to how she can open her eyes and truly see how her brother deals with a disability.

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