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SLU Catholic Studies Centre serves as nexus for faith, academics

Father David Suwalsky, SJ, gave the homily Feb. 2 at First Friday Mass at The Catholic Studies Centre at St. Louis University. The centre recently dedicated the chapel, where the First Friday Masses are celebrated.

Austin Smith and Byron Abrigg have a passion for economics and entrepreneurship. The friends, who majored in those subjects at St. Louis University, spent time at the Catholic Studies Centre exploring the link between entrepreneurship and Catholic social teaching.

Now SLU alums and out in the workforce, the two carved time out of a recent afternoon to attend a First Friday Mass in the new chapel at SLU's Boileau Hall. Afterward, they stayed for a talk by Bonnie Wilson, an economics professor who focused on the intersection of economics and theology.

Speakers are a hard act for grads to follow

Several accomplished figures in the Archdiocese of St. Louis -- two of whom had a key role in the civil rights march in Selma, Ala., in 1965 -- received honors from colleges at commencements this month.

Sr. Barbara Moore

Sister Barbara Moore, CSJ, was the commencement speaker May 11 at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. She was given an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

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