Archdiocesan news briefs

Crossing paths

The Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help are offering their next Franciscans for Earth Eco-Series presentation on “Crossing Paths — Climate Change, Refugees and the American Immigration System.” It will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, online via Zoom. It will feature Sarah Owings, an immigration attorney, who will discuss how climate change and its root causes have affected the lives of people seeking protection through the U.S. immigration system. Register at bit.ly/2YkgN5i.

Legislative priorities

In a new episode of MCC from the Capitol, the three Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) lobbyists discuss the happenings of the early 2021 Missouri legislative session, including the governor’s inauguration and early bill filings, along with the MCC’s public policy priorities. In addition, the team converses about political rhetoric, the attack on the Capitol, and navigating our polarized political arena. To listen to the podcast, visit bit.ly/3cfGhJA.

Cybersecurity partnership

Fontbonne University has announced a partnership with CyberUp, a national nonprofit organization committed to cultivating the cybersecurity talent pipeline for today and tomorrow. The innovative partnership with CyberUp will allow Fontbonne to provide cybersecurity students with preeminent training and real-world experience. While earning their bachelor’s degrees in cybersecurity, students will attend CyberUp’s pre-apprenticeship course to earn their CompTIA Security+ certification. During their junior and senior years, Fontbonne students will participate in CyberUp’s Cybersecurity Analyst registered apprenticeship program, which will place them with a company that will provide 2,000 hours of on-the-job training. Upon completion, students will then earn another industry recognized certification and a Department of Labor journeyman certification.

A good deed

Working with Amighetti’s restaurant, an anonymous Kirkwood couple donated 200 meals to Mercy co-workers on the front line against COVID-19. Mercy front-line co-workers received the prepacked lunch or dinner meals Jan. 27 at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Anthony Favazza, president of Amighetti’s, was contacted by the couple who wanted to provide the meals. The only recognition the donors wanted was to highlight the ways to support local restaurants while also supporting health care workers in the hospitals.

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