Catholic Campaign for Human Development grows success


Broccoli, beets, turnips, sprouts, spinach, cauliflower and more fill the bins at City Greens Market's bright and colorful storefront on Manchester Avenue in St. Louis.

With a $6,300 grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, several families will grow food to sell at the nonprofit market. Also, herbs locally grown are coveted by restaurants which pay top-dollar.

For 20 million people, conflict added to drought means no food to eat

A 2-year-old girl ate a meal in an internally displaced camp in Riimenze, South Sudan, April 29. Up to 20 million people in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria face the prospect of famine this year.

Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this food crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed more than 70 years ago.

Additional resources and funding are needed "to pull people back from the brink of famine" in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria, the U.N. Security Council wrote Aug. 9 in a statement that commended efforts by international donors to provide humanitarian assistance for the crises in these countries.

The Kitchen Table


At mid-morning on a recent Thursday, the kitchen was a flurry of activity as the chef and her assistants prepared the luncheon fare for that day.

Ham and cheese sliders, with potato wedges and fried pickles, for the main course, and homemade pudding for dessert.

Yum! And these sliders weren't just ham and cheese slapped on any old bun; they were the loving creation of Bertha Wherry, the lead chef for the day. She put her twist on a standard recipe to make it special.

Fun-filled ‘Iron Chef’ takeoff at SLUH was all in good taste


A smack of the gong, and the secret ingredient was revealed. Fog theatrically burst out from underneath the previously covered shrimp and filled the room.

Members of the two teams quickly gathered the fresh vegetables, cheese, fruit, eggs and more for the dishes they'd be making within the next 25 minutes.

This, to be sure, was not an ordinary day of school at St. Louis University High School.

More than just fried cod | Lenten Fridays offer variety of dinner options beyond the standard fare

Seminarians cook their catch at Ryan Lake in Lent of 1916.

Editor's note: Updated Friday, March 3, at 10 a.m. with clarification on dispensation.

It's late afternoon on a Friday in Lent, and you're famished.

It's almost dinner time, so where do you go and what do you eat to satisfy the Lenten abstinence from meat for dinner?

The first option, of course, is a fish fry at either your parish or another in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. (Check out the St. Louis Review's map of parish fish fries to find one of the many from which to choose.)

Food security a moral issue, says bishop at Iowa Hunger Summit

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace called food security a moral issue during a keynote address Oct. 14 at the Iowa Hunger Summit.

"Food security and the relationship between food and peace are moral issues," said Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, speaking in his own diocese. "In our Christian tradition, we believe that lifting people out of poverty and feeding the hungry are serving Jesus in disguise."

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