The Lalanne service-teaching program administered by the University of Dayton provides rookie Catholic school teachers with the environment they need to succeed.
Hundreds gathered Sunday to celebrate the reopening of St. Emeric Catholic Church, a Hungarian parish that was shuttered two and a half years ago and is the last of 11 churches to reopen under orders from the Vatican.
For the first time in 28 months, St. Emeric came alive in a glow of candles and surges of Hungarian prayers and hymns. Many in the standing-room-only crowd held up cellphone cameras to capture the historic day.
"I can't speak," said Irma Friedrich, a parishioner since 1957. "I start to cry."