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Panel highlights importance of Catholic teaching in voting

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org
Levi Krauss talked with classmates at St. Vincent de Paul High School in Perryville about the importance of the Catholic vote. Krauss recognized a need for the seniors, who will be able to vote for the first time in the upcoming election, to discuss voting in light of Church teaching, especially social justice teaching.

Guidance counselor Louise Wibbenmeyer described it as a "God moment."

She had been asked to be on senior Levi Krauss's panel to speak about voting with a Catholic perspective with the senior class at St. Vincent de Paul High School in Perryville.

Then she read a column by George Weigel about that very subject in the St. Louis Review dated Jan. 18-24.

So it was that Wibbenmeyer stood in the school library Feb. 11, talking about voting — Catholic style — and quoting Weigel from a column that became prophetic just two days later.

Health fair organizer aims to make a difference

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Nile Trice helped the health clinic patients fill out a form that included a quick assessment of their health, asking a 10-year-old boy, "When was the last time you visited a doctor?" Follow-up questions concerned whether the patient has asthma or a family history of diabetes, exercises, eats healthy food and more.

Honored Guests: Program at Catholic Men for Christ conference addresses needs of homeless and at-risk men

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org | @aeternusphoto

Richard Henderson prayed during the Catholic Men for Christ conference Feb. 6 at Peabody Opera House Downtown. Richard was part of the Honored Guests program, which invites homeless and at-risk men to the conference for fellowship and more.

Richard Henderson lowered his head in reverence as a priest on stage led a group prayer.

He was among 1,100 men gathered for a day of prayer and faith. But unlike most at Peabody Opera House on Feb 6., Richard's journey to be there — even just to be standing — has been difficult.

Two years ago, Richard didn't have a permanent home or a stable job. He had just had a hip replacement, was using a walker and was on the verge of losing a leg, stemming from an issue with diabetes.

SNOW VS. WADE

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org | @aeternusphoto About one thousand GenLifeSTL youths prayed at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis before marching in pilgrimage to pray at the Planned Parenthood facility on Forest Part Blvd. The procession was led by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson as the rosary way prayed. They then returned to the Cathedral for Mass.

In the end, the snow didn’t conquer. Life was victorious.

That was the message shared through the witness and energy of 1,000 teens who came to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis for a special Generation Life program hosted by the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Apostolate Jan. 23.

SNOW VS. WADE

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org | @aeternusphoto About one thousand GenLifeSTL youths prayed at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis before marching in pilgrimage to pray at the Planned Parenthood facility on Forest Part Blvd. The procession was led by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson as the rosary way prayed. They then returned to the Cathedral for Mass.

In the end, the snow didn’t conquer. Life was victorious.

That was the message shared through the witness and energy of 1,000 teens who came to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis for a special Generation Life program hosted by the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Apostolate Jan. 23.

On anniversary of legalized abortion, pro-lifers stand tall as 'disciples of life'

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org | twitter: @aeternusphoto

People prayed the Rosary Jan. 16 outside of Planned Parenthood in the Central West End. The Respect Life Apostolate’s Annual Memorial Mass and Prayer Vigil was celebrated by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and included a rose procession and Rosary walk.

Dressed in a crisp suit, Ken Sanders clutched a red rose, waiting to process into the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Hanging from his bloom was a small laminated card with the number 2004 -- the year in which the 11-year-old was born in the Xinjiang Province of China.

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