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Prudence Kramer and Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry help give others a voice

Prudence Kramer, right, an attorney at Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, spoke with U.S. Air Force Major General Cassie Strom, who runs the Veterans Advocacy Project through the ministry.

Walking through the offices of Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, Prudence Kramer introduced and praised each of the staff members -- from outgoing managing attorney Marie Kenyon to the volunteers.

The dedicated team of professionals provide the best representation possible for individuals who don't have the means to afford an attorney in civil cases.

Marie Kenyon named director of new Peace and Justice Commission

Marie Kenyon, director of the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, has been named director of the new Peace and Justice Commission of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Marie Kenyon has been named director of the newly formed Peace and Justice Commission of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson made the announcement Jan. 6.

Kenyon, who for almost three decades has directed the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, will join the staff of the Office of General Counsel for the archdiocese. She begins her new role Feb. 16.

Probate commissioner gets award, boosts agency

When Patrick J. Connaghan, probate commissioner for the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri in St. Louis, received an award at the spring conference of the National College of Probate Judges, he used the opportunity to assist and bring attention to the good works of a Catholic Charities agency.

The Judge Isabella Horton Grant Guardianship Award recognizes and encourages achievements in the field of guardianships of minors and adults. The award is $1,000, along with funding for the recipient to attend the spring conference. Connaghan gave the funds to the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry.

Immigration reform seen as way to improve lives

Naomi Carranza laughed with her friend, Grace Magee, at her locker in the hallway of Notre Dame High School in south St. Louis County. Carranza is a speaker on the topic of immigration and shares her personal testimony of the difficulties in becoming a citizen.

An attorney called it broken, a 16-year-old Catholic school student said it has meant that she cannot visit her grandparents and the former director of the National Farm Worker Ministry said it is a threat to the U.S. agricultural system.

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