NCEA honors Archbishop Carlson

Since arriving eight years ago in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has stressed the importance of Catholic education.

His support has been evident at the local level, but now, he's receiving national acclaim.

The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) named Archbishop Carlson as a 2017 recipient of its prestigious Seton Award, given "annually to exemplary individuals whose support and service impacts Catholic education and the well-being of our nation's youth."

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.

Jesuits called to reconcile humanity with God, new superior says

ROME — Jesuits are called to face the challenges of today's world and contribute toward "reconciliation among human beings and, at the same time, a reconciliation with God and creation," said Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the newly elected Jesuit superior general.

"This is a great call to reconciliation. The kingdom of God cannot be present, cannot exist among us if we do not understand each other, if we do not recognize each other as people, if we do not try to have a situation in which the world can live in peace," he said.

Players, coach aim for a state championship

Visitation Academy field hockey player Claire Taiclet, left, battled Cor Jesu Academy’s Grace Frisella for control of the ball. Taiclet later scored the game-winning goal, giving Visitation a 2-1 win.

Few expected the Visitation Academy field hockey team to set things on fire this season.

But call coach Faith Mackin a pyromaniac; she has poured gas on the Vivettes' burning desire.

"We've had the highest expectations of ourselves since day one," Mackin said. "The goal has been a state title since then, and we haven't gone off of that."

Hours of practice and conditioning "are a big commitment, but ... are really starting to pay off," she said.

Chaminade QB has steady hand in leading talented team

Quarterback Michael McGovern provides a steady hand to the Chaminade football team. St. Louis University High School lost the football match 30-28 against Chaminade Preparatory.

Quarterback Michael McGovern provides a steady hand to the Chaminade football team, complementing the team's speedy backs and receivers and strong linemen.

The offensive talents were displayed Sept. 2 as Chaminade edged St. Louis University High School 30-28. McGovern threw two touchdown passes and showed poise as he led a scoring drive as time ran out in the first half. The senior quarterback rolled out and connected on a 5-yard pass to junior Cameron Campbell for a touchdown that cut SLUH's 22-14 lead to two points.

Cdl. Dolan: Past three popes model soul, mind and heart

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York and native St. Louisan, left, spoke on “American Catholicism, American Politics Reconsidered” as part of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics lecture series. Cardinal Dolan smiled as he was introduced by Danforth March 2 at Graham Chapel on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

In welcoming Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan to Washington University, former Sen. John C. Danforth introduced the Archbishop of New York as "the most prominent spokesman for Catholicism in the United States."

Then, he hit on why Cardinal Dolan's appearance was so special.

"He is one of us," Danforth said, emphasizing "is," to the applause of the noon-day crowd March 2 at Graham Chapel. "You can take the Cardinal out of St. Louis, but you can't take St. Louis out of Cardinal."

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