By: Michelle Chardos and Jessica Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9721-10/21/17

COLUMBUS--Speaking to a crowd of more than 150 middle and high school students at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School Sept. 27, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf emphasized the importance of education for all children, whether in the small African republic of Liberia or in Georgia’s second-largest city.


By: Michelle Chardos
Originally Appeared in : 9717-8/17/17

Columbus--“Does anyone want my coffee?” “I have extra lettuce.” “Anybody need chicken broth?” The chatter at Saint Anne Community Outreach in Columbus is caused by the bounty of food that has just been given out. The room is filled with 13 families who either attend a Columbus deanery Catholic church or school or are affiliated with a local Catholic agency. They come from different backgrounds but all have one main thing in common: Food insecurity.


By: Michelle Chardos
Originally Appeared in : 9708-4/13/17

Kelly Tolman, founder and director of Seneca, Choices for Life, was a carefree 19-year-old on a full Air Force college scholarship in Daytona Beach, Florida when she unexpectedly found herself in her dorm bathroom holding a positive pregnancy test. Kelly’s first instinct was to have an abortion. “I was going to take the easy route. There were three abortion clinics in Daytona Beach so I picked one and went there,” said Tolman. But when she arrived, the front desk clerk notified her she “just wasn’t meant to be a mother.” 


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