Youth & young adult

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Kid rock

“We’ve made a conscious effort to leave things in God’s hands,” he said. “And it has worked out beautifully, because certainly God writes things more smoothly than we ever could for ourselves.”
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Nuns vs. Nintendo

“The best part is that the staff, residents, and students are able to have positive and ongoing interaction one-on-one,” she said. “This will be something that young and old can do together.”
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Bella takes a bow

As part of the Cheapside Company Chorus, Bella will sing and dance her way through 11 performances of “Scrooge: The Musical.” Her parents are as impressed with her talent as they are inspired by her…
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That championship feeling

“Football gives them the opportunity to succeed, have camaraderie, and build character,” he said. “If our players go on to play in high school or college, that’s just the icing on the cake.”
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Armaggedon theory

“I think we can express faith in a way kids understand more,” said Oyler, a member of Our Lady of the Presentation Parish in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and lead vocalist for the band. “Music is…
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Graveyard shift

From the handful it started with six years ago, Wollenziehn said, the Graveyard SHIFT has grown to about 60 people. The service projects, in particular, she said, have helped unify the group.
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How Halloween can be redeemed

Halloween is like our Mardi Gras before a very serious Lent. We should be able to laugh at the dark side and dress up in costumes and have parties. Let’s reclaim our heritage with all…
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A star is born

“We have been so blessed to be able to be a part of Julia’s life,” she said. “And we thank her birth mother every day for choosing life for Julia and allowing us to share…
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A league of their own

“The plan is to develop and form a solid organization within the metro so we can take the same model and apply it to other areas of the archdiocese,” said Funke. “That way we can…