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4 students win scholarships for their pro-life literary efforts

Four students recently were awarded scholarships at an assembly for the Respect Life Apostolate

Redemptorist Father Muckerman keeps rolling along

Blood poisoning may have knocked Redemptorist Father Norman Muckerman off his feet, but don’t expect to find him down for the count. Doctors amputated his left leg above the knee this past fall. Though the ordeal has taken its toll, his presence remains towering. The big man admittedly hasn’t yet gotten used to sitting in a wheelchair. But the native St. Louisan keeps rolling along as best he can. He penned his latest article for Liguorian magazine this past November and is hard at work on his next piece. In his room at St.

Trio of Cardinals reflect on their Catholic faith

St. Louis Cardinals players David Eckstein, John Rodriguez and Jeff Suppan recently stepped up to the plate to talk about their Catholic faith. The Redbirds’ shortstop, outfielder and pitcher, respectively, said their faith is very important to them. While they don’t often tout their religion in public, they believe their actions on and off the field define them as Catholics. All three professional athletes were born into the faith. Each goes to Mass regularly and has made prayer a key part of his daily life.

St. Cecilia bilingual newspaper reaches out to diverse school

Que Pasa, St. Cecilia? Or should I say Wazz Up? Either one is correct if you mean the student newspaper at St. Cecilia School on Eichelberger Avenue in South St. Louis.Que Pasa, St. Cecilia? Or should I say Wazz Up?

Either one is correct if you mean the student newspaper at St. Cecilia School on Eichelberger Avenue in South St. Louis.

Priory helps middle schoolers 'Aim High'

St. Louis Priory School is helping young people from urban middle schools "aim high" in their academic and personal lives.

The Aim High St. Louis program provides tuition-free academic and cultural enrichment to public middle school students from low-income areas who show academic potential. It runs for five weeks each summer at Priory in Creve Coeur and John Burroughs School in Ladue. The students can continue the program one Saturday a month during the school year. This year’s Aim High summer program ran from June 20 through July 22.

New school year marks opening of four new elementary schools

This month four new Catholic elementary schools and one learning center will open their doors, schools formed from the mergers of parishes and schools in the Northeast County and South City deaneries.

St. Katharine Drexel School is at 5831 S. Kingshighway, at the site of the former Our Lady of Sorrows School. The new school will serve the children of Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Mary Magdalen parishes, whose two schools merged. Rebecca Finnegan, former principal at St. Mary Magdalen School, is the principal.

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