Veto overrides succeed; Rally focuses on love of babies, women


The Missouri legislature voted Sept. 10 to override Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of bills establishing a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion decision and a tax credit bill that benefits pregnancy help centers, maternity homes and food pantries.

The Senate voted late in the evening 23-7 to override the veto of the waiting-period bill, which had been passed earlier by the House of Representatives, 117-44. Earlier, the Senate voted 27-2 to override the benevolent tax credit billl after the House had voted 123-37 in support of the override.

Real-life 'angel' brings spirit of charity to agency's efforts

Lisa Johnston | | Twitter: @aeternusphoto Sister Annalee Faherty; D.C.; has been working with the poor at Guardian Angel Settlement Association for 58 years.; Her order; the Daughters of Charity; began the association as an orphanage for young immigrant girls.; They have now evolved into an agency serving children; teens; families and older adults.; The agency's child devlopment center on N. Vandeventer Avenue takes care of children for low income parents who are either working or studying and prepares the youngsters for kindergarten matriculation through exploratory learning. She was surrounded by children celebrating their "senior week" as they are ready to graduate in a few days to kindergarten. Sister reacted when the children excitedly said she had the same eye color as they did.

Sister Annalee Faherty opened the door to the classroom and stepped inside. The children jumped up, eager to greet her and tell her about what they have been doing. Soon, she was high-fiving several of them. At the urging of their teacher, Rosemary Bourrage, the youngsters let out a loud cheer for Sister Annalee.

Four ordained for Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

Lisa Johnston |  |  @aeternusphoto 

The Mass of Ordination for four priests of The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Oratory.  The Sacrament of Holy Orders was conferred by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, and Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of St. Louis during a solemn Pontifical Mass. The men laid prostrate on the altar floor as the Litany of Saints was prayed.

Amid the rituals of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite Mass, the actual ordination of four men into the priesthood Aug. 5 at St. Francis de Sales Oratory was much like any other Catholic ordination, with one important difference.

The language: Latin of the pre-Second Vatican Council Mass vs. mostly English (in St. Louis) post-Vatican II.

Opera featuring Martyrs of Compiègne reveal beauty of prayer, sacrifice

Christine Brewer (center) as Madame Lidoine with the nuns of Compiègne in Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 2014 production of Dialogues of the Carmelites.

The Discalced Carmelites make a profession of four vows: poverty, chastity, obedience and enclosure.

But for a group of 16 Carmelite nuns who lived during the French Revolution in the 18th century, a fifth vow of martyrdom, professed privately within their community, became a necessity.

Project Life teens listen, learn and bring joy

Alexander Sextro of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in north St. Louis County spent one of his summer Mondays alongside five other Project Life teens, painting the garage and stairwell of an elderly couple's home and helping weed their flower bed.

While at lunch, the couple invited the teens to eat and pray with them, an experience of fellowship that Sextro said impacted him and shaped his experience of the trip in the week of "reclaiming."

Fun, memories mark showcase of baseball skills

The score reflected a lopsided win for the other team, but the experience more than made up for it.

The Missouri squad at the PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase lost 13-3 June 12 to the Illinois all-stars at Busch Stadium. The game, which featured all-stars from the St. Louis area, began at 9 p.m. after a nearly two-hour rain delay.

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