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‘Can Jesus Christ be a part of your life?’

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Teens at Black Youth Conference asked to reject culture’s ‘virtual realities’ for ‘virtue-al’ behavior

 

Any teenagers gathered for a conference at 9 on a Saturday morning might find their minds drifting toward sleep.

So Sister Oralisa Martin, the leader of the daylong diocesan youth conference, “Black, Catholic & Proud,” Sept. 24 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bear, fired off a series of “wake up” questions to her young audience.

The group had read St. Matthew’s account of Jesus asking his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” Read more »

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Serviam students celebrate African history and culture

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NEW CASTLE – Black History Month means quite a bit to the students at Serviam Academy, where a majority of the students are African-American. This year, the all-girls middle school took its annual celebration of Black History Month to a new level on Feb. 25.

Serviam presented “African Culture … Sights & Sounds,” a gallery walk saluting the month. Each of the four grades had a specific task, and the finished products were on display in the school gymnasium. There, visitors who included parents, volunteers, donors and members of the Serviam board of trustees watched and listened to the finished products. Read more »

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Soup kitchen sister wins on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

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Catholic News Service

 

CHICAGO — It looked like prayer and the Lord were on Franciscan Sister Alicia Torres’ side as she won a special Thanksgiving competition on the Food Network’s “Chopped,” which aired Nov. 9.

On the show, Sister Alicia, 30, a Franciscan of the Eucharist of Chicago who ministers at Chicago’s Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, competed against three other chefs who, like herself, work in soup kitchens. Read more »

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