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Answering the Knock at Our Door

By Sarah Simpson | Manager, Donor Relations and Communications, Catholic Charities of St. Louis There is no greater tragedy than the loss of a child. The entire nation watched as our community mourned the death of Jamyla Bolden, shot in her home in Ferguson while doing her homework. In an instant, Read More

My trip to see Pope Francis

By Leslie Hernandez | St. Joseph – Manchester Parishioner Since his installation as Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has moved me with his intentions for our Catholic community and the world. The respect and admiration I feel towards him are difficult to explain. We have similar approaches in regards to Read More

Hope And Mercy Beyond A Single Year

By Stephanie To | Respect Life Apostolate “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matt. 5:6 Tuesday, September 1, brought us the ninth video from Center for Medical Progress, this time revealing a decade-long relationship between some Planned Parenthood affiliates with tissue procurement companies and more revelations about Read More

Pope Francis Gets Schooled on Spanking: Pop-Psych Meets Magisterium

Pope Francis did it again. Did what? Gave another Wednesday papal audience, of course! And the media and the pop psychologists—both secular and Catholic—have done it again, too. They’ve responded vigorously and rather alarmingly to the Holy Father’s recent Wednesday audience (Feb. 4, 2015: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/audiences/2015/documents/papa-francesco_20150204_udienza-generale.html) in which he continued his catechesis Read More

Is There FREE chocolate in Heaven?

By Angie Shelton | Community Relations Specialist @AngieSheltonSTL Pope Francis knows what a supreme con artist Satan is. Earlier this week he said, “Satan always rips us off, always!” The Holy Father described an enemy of God who encourages people to look out for themselves. Whether they realize it or not, Read More