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From slave to priest

Andrae Goodnight portrays Father Augustus Tolton in the production " Tolton: From Slave to Priest." According to Leonardo Defilippis, founder and president of Saint Luke Productions, several of the play's themes are integral to the discussion on racial equity and related issues in today's culture.

To hear Andrae Goodnight describe it, Father Augustus Tolton was a powerful and transformative figure in U.S. Catholic Church whose positive example remains relevant today.

Goodnight will play the role of Father Tolton — the first American diocesan priest of African descent — in a new one-man drama produced by Saint Luke Productions. Several performances will take place in St. Louis later this month.

Catholics, Lutherans ‘pray together as one’

Catholics and members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gathered at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis Oct. 29 to ask the Holy Spirit to "illumine our hearts and heal our memories" while establishing a common witness and service in the world.

Catholic-Lutheran dialogue is progress, not perfection

As a Lutheran boy growing up in Virginia, Michael Root saw the faith-based fear and loathing that permeated the 1960 presidential election when some non-Catholics worried that the Vatican would run America should John F. Kennedy be elected.

As an ordained Lutheran pastor and professor of Lutheran history and theology, Kirsi Stjerna saw the trepidation some of her students felt when she took them to Mass at St. Peter's in Rome.

Catholic War Veterans place faith at forefront of service to country

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For Catholic veterans who have dedicated their lives to the United States, service doesn't stop once active military duty is finished.

Service to others driven by faith has been the primary mission of Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America since its founding after World War I. Today, the organization has more than 7,000 members, mostly from the Vietnam War and Korean War eras, with a growing number of younger veterans from Desert Storm and beyond.

‘We are bridge builders’: Maronite Catholic youth gather in Lebanon

Young people clapped during the World Maronite Youth Days July 19 in Beirut. The July 15-25 event, organized by the Maronite Patriarchate Youth Pastoral Office, followed the World Youth Day model.

BEIRUT — They came from around the world, from Australia, South America, Europe and the United States. Some came from Africa, and some from nearby countries in the Middle East.

They clapped and ululated, creating a celebratory atmosphere as nearly 500 young people from other countries joined 1,000 Maronite Catholic youths from Lebanon for World Maronite Youth Days.

MEET THE RADICALS

Carolyn Yandell shared her ideas and experiences with other St. Louis delegates at the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America in Orlando, Fla.

Catholic Convocation delegates reflect on the call to missionary discipleship 

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