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VOICE OF EXPLORERS: Father Collison takes to mic

By JOANNE FOX
Globe editor

From the back, all the men in the press box at the Sioux City Explorers baseball game looked the same.

That is, until one swiveled in his seat to take a swig of his Pepsi and the white of a Roman collar appeared.
For the past decade, Father Craig Collison has served as the play-by-play announcer for the Xs, whose home ballpark is Lewis and Clark Stadium in Sioux City.

“I got involved with the Xs, as I do with much of my public address activity, through a telephone call from them,” he explained. “It seems their regular public address announcer at the time got called up to active duty in the military and needed to leave. The general manager called me and asked if I would be interested in the position for the second half of their season that year and I consented.”

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By CAROL GLATZ
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis told a group of young people discerning a religious vocation to never go it alone, but always stay by their mother, Mary.

"A Christian without Our Lady is an orphan. Also a Christian without the church is an orphan. A Christian needs these two women, two mothers, two virgins: the church and Our Lady," he said June 28.

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By JOANNE FOX
Globe editor

Father Mark Duchaine recalled the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 as “a scene from hell.”

The priest, now a monsignor and vicar general of the Diocese of Sioux City, was one of 10 Sioux City priests who arrived minutes after United Airlines Flight 232 from Denver to Chicago crashed at the Sioux City airport, July 19, 1989, killing more than 100 people, yet several hundred survived.

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