Immaculate Heart of Mary parishioners celebrate 75 years of marriage

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Baynesville, parishioners were married during the Great Depression.

Mary Sinibaldi and her husband, Oscar, who celebrate their 75th anniversary in April, play bingo at the VFW in Parkville April 10. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Faith leads young man with cancer to resolve to live life to the utmost

Father Rick Nagel was touched when he visited 26-year-old Macklin Swinney and heard what he wanted to give up for Lent.

Macklin Swinney of Indianapolis, seen with girlfriend Callie Bontrager during a trip to San Francisco last summer, says his faith has led him to resolve to live life to the fullest in the face of cancer. In 2010 then-26-year-old Swinney was diagnosed wi th the most severe stage of skin cancer and had been given little chance of surviving. Becoming a Catholic, he said, has helped him overcome his fears. (CNS photo/The Criterion)

Loyola recognizes two Catholic school educators for outstanding literacy work

"Can't" is one word that is not allowed in 32-year-old teacher Kristina Collins' classroom.

Katrina Collins, who recently won a literacy educator of the year award, helped to establish the Ben Carson Reading Room at Archbishop Borders School. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)


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