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SLUH takes volleyball title in undefeated season

St. Louis University High School took control of the net during an undefeated season, including this play by Andrew Cross in the title match of the Missouri Boys Volleyball 2018 State Tournament May 24 against Lafayette High School.

Two Catholic schools from the archdiocese made the finals of the Missouri Boys Volleyball State Tournament, with St. Louis University High School completing an undefeated season in Class 4 and St. Mary’s High School falling just short of a state title in Class 3.

SLUH defeated Lafayette 25-22 and 25-16 May 24 at Webster Groves High School to win the title. The win was the Junior Billikens’ third championship in four years. SLUH lost in three sets to Lafayette last year.

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New Holy Land guidebook has ties to Kenrick seminary

A new book guiding Catholics visiting the lands of ancient Israel was born out of the annual Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Holy Land Retreat and Pilgrimage, and in turn will benefit seminarians both here and in Palestine.

Father Charlie Samson is the author of "Come and See: A Catholic Guide to the Holy Land." He was a newly ordained priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis when he studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem while working on a licentiate in sacred Scripture. While there, he felt called to write a Catholic travel guide to the areas.

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OBITUARY | Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC

The funeral Mass for Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC, was celebrated May 17 at the Ruma Center Chapel in Ruma, Ill. Sister Janis died May 12 at the Ruma Center. She was 66 years old and had been a professed Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 37 years.

Born Aug. 2, 1951, in Belleville, Ill., Sister Janis made first profession on June 1, 1980, and final vows on Aug. 14, 1983. She earned a bachelor's degree in social studies from the former Notre Dame College in St. Louis in 1973, and a master's degree in religious education at St. Meinrad (Indiana) School of Theology in 1980.

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OBITUARY | Sister Edward Cecilia Schniedermeier, CSJ

The funeral Mass for Sister Edward Cecilia Schniedermeier, CSJ, was celebrated May 15 at Nazareth Living Center in south St. Louis County. Sister Edward died May 12. She was 91 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 72 years.

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Priest appointments 2018


Rev. Msgr. Francis X. Blood, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in St. Ann, to pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Warrenton




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Archdiocesan news briefs

Abbot Frerking retires

A Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated for Abbot Thomas Frerking, OSB, May 20 at Saint Louis Abbey. Abbot Frerking is retiring next month after serving as abbot since 1995. The election to choose his successor as abbot at the Benedictine monastery will be June 8. In attendance at the Mass were Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Bishop Robert J. Hermann.

Communications honor

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Nation and world briefs


Church official cautiously optimistic about DACA bills before Congress

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Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 29, giving the red cardinal's hat to the papal almoner, the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others.

Announcing his choices May 20, the pope said that coming from 11 nations, the new cardinals "express the universality of the Church, which continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all people of the earth."

Pope Francis' list included three men over the age of 80 "who have distinguished themselves for their service to the Church."

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All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

VATICAN CITY — Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the clerical sexual abuse scandal.

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U.S. military members find faith, spiritual boost in pilgrimage to Lourdes

A retired member of the U.S. Armed Forces talked with other pilgrims in Lourdes, France, May 17. About 200 people including staff and volunteers, participated in the pilgrimage, sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services and the Knights of Columbus.

Active and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces said they were deeply moved by their experiences as part of the annual Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage May 15-22 during the 60th annual International Military Pilgrimage to the Marian shrine in France.

"It's a great spiritual boost. It's like having a reunion," said Father Mark C. Bristol, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy ordained to the priesthood in 2016. "You're meeting with guys who have served in similar areas and have had similar experiences. It feels wonderful to be here."

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