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Bennett touts Catholic education, scholarships at Gala

Last year, Cameron Caldwell hurt his shoulder on the day he was to speak at Archbishop Robert J. Carlson's Gala, the major fundraiser for the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation.

But the senior from Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School came to the event anyway, delaying his emergency room visit until after he had spoken eloquently about what Catholic education has meant to him, how TTEF's generous supporters and scholarships have enabled him to get quality education and open up opportunities for the future.

At-home progesterone test could change the face of NFP

A Colorado biologist looking to produce an at-home test to confirm ovulation has piqued the interest of natural family planning users in a big way.

Catholic Charities' realignment of resources targeting poorest areas

The Father Tolton Center, which provides meals to the homebound, will close June 30 as part of a realignment of St. Francis Community Services. The St. Louis Area Agency on Aging will offer meals in the area. Last year, Roger Dickson brought a meal to Araceli Domenden through the Father Tolton Center program.

A realignment of resources at St. Francis Community Services will refocus efforts in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties as well as north and south St. Louis and respond to impoverished families through a new effort based on areas of greatest need. St. Francis Community Services is a federated agency of Catholic Charities of St. Louis.

SLU discussion promotes ‘essential message’ of NFP on campus

Emma Harty and her husband, Troy Woytek, shared their personal story of using NFP. The couple uses the Marquette Method, an NFP method that incorporates the ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor; they have three children. Woytek said he appreciates how using NFP has boosted the couple’s communication.

The meeting started with a simple question: Who's read "Humanae Vitae?"

Of the 60 or so people in the audience, only a few raised their hands.

As part of his discernment to the priesthood, Father David Meconi told the group he read Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical on married love and parenting, which he jokingly called “the letter to the fallopians.”

Archbishop’s gala to aid Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation scholarships

Former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett, who served on the cabinets of two presidents, will be the featured speaker at the Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Gala benefiting the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation.

The gala will be Tuesday, April 19, at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton, starting at 7 p.m. (cocktails at 6 p.m.) The event raises funds for TTEF scholarships, including Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow scholarships.

Supporters show love for Little Sisters of the Poor

A service day at the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Louis Residence included packing Easter eggs with candy. Sister Paul Mary Wilson, LSP, dumped a fresh load of candy onto the table as Breanna Colombini, her 15-month-old daughter Gianna, Katie Sleeman and Kasia Penna filled the eggs.

Katie Sleeman, Breanna Colombini, Rachel Kondro and a half dozen others from Women Speak for Themselves prepared to give Kisses to the elderly residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor Residence in north St. Louis.

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