Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Great Amen “Can the sister get an Amen?” She’d get it, too, from little Black kids to aging white bishops. A Franciscan whose death at 52 cheated the Church, Sister Thea Bowman spoke in a …
SAUCIER — The heavens are telling An old Roman philosopher said, “There is no easy way from earth to the stars.” Nearly 2,000 years after Seneca’s death, we still haven’t made it, but we are getting …
Parishes and schools
Murals being created for Cathedral illustrate the spiritual reality of Baptism CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. Northern sunlight illuminates a panorama of Missouri wildlife, flowers and fauna. A bishop, a priest and a deacon lead a procession through a glorified …
Bishop calls for parishes to be cradles of credible witness The parish community is the presence of the Church in a given territory — the network of relationships through which Christ’s followers are saved and by which they draw others toward His …
Columbia Sacred Heart parishioners discuss: “Was Jesus homeless?” “What does He want us to do?” Tom Turner’s brother had been helping a man in need for years. Mr. Turner once offered to step up and relieve him. “He’s MY Lazarus! You go find your own!” the brother …
Events
July 24 Laurie pilgrimage speaker can relate to “bored” young Catholics

Maggie Craig grew up Catholic, went to Catholic school and got terribly bored with it as a teenager. “It didn’t seem to relate to me, and I couldn’t understand why it was so …

An astounding display of unity and affirmation of human life will be held on the grounds of the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 14. This year’s Midwest March for Life and rally will unite …
Around the Diocese
Anniversary webinar celebrates Fr. Tolton’s faith, perseverance, reliance on the Holy Spirit

CLICK HERE to read a related article. Father Michael Penn brought to mind a line from one of the praise anthems sung earlier in the evening by the Spellman College Choir of Atlanta. “We …

The Catholic Missourian is making changes to how it accepts information for its “People Page,” beginning Aug. 1, 2022. From that time forward, all names for the “People …
Within 20 years of Belgian Jesuits bringing Christianity to the Oraon Tribal people in what is now Father Alex Ekka’s home diocese of Jashpur, India, boys in that area began wondering if they …
CLICK HERE to read a related article in The Catholic Missourian. CLICK HERE to read the full text of the report. In this issue of The Catholic Missourian, the report of the diocesan …
National & World News
Pope consecrates Ukraine, Russia to Mary
As Russia’s violent monthlong invasion continued to devastate Ukraine, Pope Francis laid the fates of both countries at the feet of … Read More
“Through prayer, ‘organizing hope,’ we reveal Christ’s love to those in need”
The following was written by the bishop of Gallup, New Mexico, who is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) … Read More
Bishop McKnight urges faithful to continue praying for peace
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is encouraging people throughout the Jefferson City diocese to continue praying and offering up sacrifices … Read More
Where to give to help Ukraine
Various Catholic agencies are collecting donations to aid with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, as people flee to escape Russian … Read More
U.S. church offers prayers, solidarity after Russia attacks Ukraine
As war broke out in Europe Feb. 24, with Russia's early morning attacks on various parts of Ukraine, Catholics in the U.S. joined Pope … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
Thanksgiving, renewed resolve in light of Roe’s demise
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. … Read More
Dcn. McClay reflects on his time at Missouri Catholic Conference
For years, Deacon Tyler McClay has patiently listened to people say that the Church should “stay in your own lane” and avoid … Read More
MCC supports proposed law to keep mothers who are in prison together with their newborns
Babies born to women in prison would be able to stay with their mothers for up to 18 months under a bill awaiting action by the … Read More
CCCNMO to celebrate grand opening of Catholic Charities Food Pantry March 25
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) will host a celebration marking the grand opening of the Catholic … Read More
Missouri’s Catholic bishops issue statement renouncing vengeance, call for alternatives to death penalty
Following a failed clemency request from Pope Francis, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri … Read More