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School project brings greater unity to Columbia parishes

August 19, 2019

Construction worker Bill Myers gently hoisted the crucifix into place over the new entrance to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School (OLLIS) in Columbia. “Lift high the cross!” called out Father Paul Clark, associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes parish. The crucifix has two sides, reminding all who enter, leave or drive past the…

U.S. bishops’ conference acquires translation of Psalms and Canticles from Conception Abbey

August 18, 2019

King David first sang of striving for almost-good-enough before letting his aspirations soar toward perfection. That evolution is one of many subtle nuances to be restored in the latest translation of the Book of Psalms for liturgical use in the Church. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has purchased the copyrights to the Revised…

First-time Catholic school teachers eager to help young people grow in faith, knowledge

August 17, 2019

Donna Raymond attended St. Andrew School in Tipton. So did her three youngest children. Now she’s back to teach art. “This is a great school,” she said, “and I feel honored to be part of the staff to provide education to the children in this community.” Mrs. Raymond was one of more than 80 first-time…

Callahan is new Tolton Catholic H.S. president

August 15, 2019

A Trailblazer is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. “Extra emphasis on the reverent!” said Doug Callahan, newly appointed president of Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia. It was a reference to the 12-point Scout Law of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which has been…