GOD and CAESAR - Their Entangled Jurisdiction in Criminal Justice

GOD and CAESAR – Their Entangled Jurisdiction in Criminal Justice

The presentation by Fr. Christian Reuter, OFM, was made as part of the capstone course Senior Seminar on Criminal Justice at Lindenwood University, Belleville, IL on March 24, 2016. The focus was on three areas that would be encountered by ...
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This is the Night: When Christ Broke the Prison Bars of Death

This is the Night: When Christ Broke the Prison Bars of Death

The presentation by Fr. Christian Reuter, OFM, and several of his prison associates is taken from the Easter Proclamation (Exsultet) and loosely models the liturgical structure of the Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil. The theme of the evening of reflection and prayer ...
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Metro East Vicariate Adopts Our Brothers' Keepers of Southern Illinois

Metro East Vicariate Adopts Our Brothers’ Keepers of Southern Illinois

On December 8, 2015 the Solemnity of Mary's Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis will open the "Holy Door" of St.Peter's Basilica in Rome to inaugurate an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. "On that day", he wrote. "the Holy Door will become a ...
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Bishop Schlarman - A Big Thanks from OBK for Dreaming Big!

Bishop Schlarman – A Big Thanks from OBK for Dreaming Big!

Bishop Schlarman has retired from his duties as Vicar of Priests for the Belleville Diocese (July 14, 2015). On his 82nd birthday (July 27) in a very energetic spirit he said, "the game is still on." Bishop Stanley Schlarman always ...
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Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy (December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016)

Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy (December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016)

Pope Francis has proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy as a special time for the Church. We want to live this Jubilee Year in light of the Lord's words: Merciful like the Father ... dedicated to living out in our daily ...
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