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Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe ruling who later became pro-life, dies

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Obituary | Sr. Edith Vogel, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Edith Vogel was celebrated Feb. 9 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County. Sister Edith, 93, died Feb. 6.

Born in St. Louis, she graduated from St. Alphonsus Liguori (Rock) High School and then worked in the credit office of Ely Walker Dry Goods Co., transcribing dictation. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1947 and made first profession in 1949 and final profession in 1952. Sister Edith received a bachelor's degree in elementary education/history from Fontbonne College in 1961.

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Obituary | Sr. Loretta Gegen, ASC

A funeral Mass for Sister Loretta Gegen, ASC, was to be celebrated Friday, Feb. 24 in Wichita, Kan. She died Feb. 20 at the Adorers of the Blood of the Christ's Wichita Center. She was 91 and an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 72 years.

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Obituary | Sr. Joanne Fitzpatrick, RSCJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Joanne Fitzpatrick, RSCJ, was to be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 25, in Atherton, Calif. Sister Joanne died Feb. 16 at the Oakwood community for retired religious sisters. She was 84 and was in the Society of the Sacred Heart for 64 years.

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St. Joseph’s, St. Dominic display outstanding defenses

St. Joseph’s Academy’s Mallory Stock drove past St. Dominic High School defenders Maddie Bauer, center, and Mikah Bange. St. Joseph’s topped St. Dominic 38-31.

Two girls basketball teams with bulldog defenses are heading into district playoffs after battling each other in a hard-fought contest Feb. 21.

St. Joseph's Academy pulled out a come-from-behind 38-31 win over St. Dominic High School, which had led until halfway through the last quarter.

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The journey to adoption

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Anne Stein was joyfully crafting an email to her school families, to let them know she was going to become an adoptive mother in a few weeks The teacher at St. James the Greater had barely hit send when she got a text from a friend of the birth mother:

She's gone into labor. Could you come?

Stein and her husband, Andy, quickly packed their things and took off for the UC Irvine Medical Center, in Orange County, Calif. They arrived just two hours after their son, Andrew, was born.

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Midshipman answers the call at Kenrick-Glennon

While attending the U.S. Naval Academy last year, current seminarian Andrew Hunt, left, realized that the call to the priesthood was stronger than his desire to stay at the Academy. He credits the Catholic community at the Naval Academy with encouraging his discernment.

With an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, Andrew Hunt seemed to have his plans set for at least the next nine years, maybe more.

He'd spend four years at the academy in Annapolis, Md., then five more as a commissioned officer in the Navy. After that, he'd either become career military, just as his father, John, was for 34 years in the Air Force, or parlay his Naval experience into a rewarding career.

Either way, it seemed that he would fulfill the dreams nurtured by tagging along as a young child with his dad to Scott Air Force Base in Mascoutah, Ill.

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Editorial | Lent is a journey — get moving

It's called a Lenten journey for a reason.

The journey includes prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

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Immigrant entrepreneurs take risks, enrich local economy

Luis Rivero, right, who owns the company that makes Hůga Bar with his brother-in-law, immigrated from his native Venezuela in 2003. After 10 years working for DuPont, he decided to quit his job and start his small business. Rivero talked with Jamie Bubenik, Whole Life manager at Dierbergs, who said she is happy to have a St. Louis food product like Hůga Bars on the shelves.

Luis Rivero founded Hůga Bar (think "PowerBar") and recently added Whole Foods stores as an outlet for the nutrition bar with flavors inspired by international recipes.

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