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Catholic mentors at MIchigan colleges and universities

As a Catholic, I thought I was part of a minority on campus at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.

I knew that Sister Lucia, O.P. a Dominican nun in the writing department who traversed campus in her habit was Catholic, but I was unaware of any Catholic professors until my junior year at Grand Valley State University. With this being said, I can’t explain my excitement when my journalism professor casually mentioned attending Mass or when my college dean opened up about his Catholic journey.

AJ Michalkin, star of Grace Unplugged, has it all

A musical and acting career and a strong faith to keep her focused on what she needs

Grace Unplugged is a movie about Grace Trey, who has just turned 18 and aspires to do more than sing in her church’s worship band, which is led by her father, Johnny Trey (James Denton), a one-time pop star who gave up his life in secular music when he became a Christian.

As Grace begins to taste the kind of success she’s always dreamed of, she feels pressured to compromise her Christian values and learns not everyone who says they’re on her side really is.

Jennys daughter was killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting

How is her family moving from horror to healing

Catherine Hubbard was only 6 when she was killed in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 children and six teachers last Dec. 14. Catherine’s mother, Jenny, her father, Matt, and her older brother, Freddy, 8., are members of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown, Conn., where Jenny is co-catechist for Catherine’s first grade class. Jenny talks about the tragedy and her family.

Deacon Ordinations

On May 18, Bishop Boyea ordained 16 men to the diaconate. The ordination Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in East Lansing was filled with more than 1,000 worshippers, along with more than 100 Diocese of Lansing priests and deacons. Four of the deacons were ordained to the transitional diaconate – they are scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood next year. They are:

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