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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Days and waves We spent a week on the Carolina coast. Each morning, I’d take a chair and a book to the beach. I’d swim in the warm water and then work my way through a few sandy pages, but mostly …
SAUCIER — And then the dawn comes My days have been crowded and dimmed by bad news. Harried times and sad times have a desiccant effect, making my mood brittle, my soul dry. Wednesday morning arrived early before the darkness had …
Parishes and schools
A Glasgow father and son, both adopted, are grateful to God, their birth parents Russell Bonen wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he boarded a bus in mid-January for the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. The Glasgow farmer and St. Mary parishioner had never …
Helias Catholic graduates urged to shine light into the darkness Hearts filled with hope and ecstasy, the 158 members of Helias Catholic High School’s Class of 2019 have been sent forth to continue growing in faith and wisdom. “Go! change the world …
R.I.P., Sr. M. Juliana Droste FSM, 99 “You learn a lot from visiting the sick,” Sister Mary Juliana Droste said of the 32 years she served in Marceline. She recalled arriving just in time to visit a patient in the hospital …
Youth News
BIBLE ACCENT: Lazarus and the Rich Man

In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus used another example of a rich man to teach His followers a lesson. Jesus told the parable of a wealthy man who lived a luxurious life, dressing in fine clothes and eating …

Many people have assumed that once millennials started to grow older and have kids, a large number would return to the Church or become more actively engaged. This has not materialized — …
St. Petronax (d. 747) was from Brescia, Italy, and joined the Benedictines. In 717, he traveled to the ruins of an abbey at Monte Cassino. The hermits living in the ruins elected him as their …
St. Eugene de Mazenod was born in France in 1782. He and his family fled to Italy during the French Revolution. Eugene returned 11 years later and decided to become a priest when he saw the state of …
Parents are concerned with the amount of time their children spend with media, and not knowing whether they're making the right choices.A study unveiled April 7 during an American Psychological …
Around the Diocese
Seeking favors, miracles from God through Fr. Tolton

The exhaustive work of researching Missouri native Venerable Father Augustus Tolton’s life and ministry is now completed. “The next step toward declaring him a saint is in God’s …

**Diocesan mission collection to be taken up July 20-21** Catholic missions are all about the encounter. God continues to reveal Himself through a deliberate, ongoing, mutually enriching …
Father Jason T. Doke understands a moderator to be someone who brings unity and clear direction to people who work together for a common purpose. In his case, those people are members of the …
What is an offering for a Mass intention? For some, their first encounter with a Mass offering is at a funeral service. There’s those piles of envelopes, obviously meant for money, with …
National & World News
Lavelle’s Catholic alma mater cheers her goals, team’s World Cup victory
Rose Lavelle skyrocketed from a star player, loping across the soccer fields at her Catholic girls high school in Cincinnati, to a … Read More
Archbishop’s remains moved to Peoria; sainthood cause is reopened
As a small group of witnesses silently looked on, the mortal remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen were interred at St. Mary’s … Read More
Bishop tries to help migrants at international bridge in El Paso
Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the U.S. border Diocese of El Paso, Texas, walked and prayed with a group of migrants at the Lerdo … Read More
MAKING CONNECTIONS: Affirming the bishops’ commitment
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight released the following statement on June 13, at the close of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ 2019 spring general … Read More
U.S. bishops take action to respond to Church abuse crisis
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service CLICK HERE to see a second related video from Catholic News … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
Rally celebrates birthdays that will happen thanks to new law
A woman who was conceived in an act of violence against her mother has a message for people who think there should be exceptions in … Read More
State's lawmakers ‘clearly on side of life’ with passage of H.B. 126
The sponsor of the Missouri bill to ban abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy described how the measure moved through the … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference lauds passage of Corrections Reform Bill
In a May 14 statement, the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) applauded the Missouri General Assembly for passing HB 192, an important … Read More
Missouri could become first state where no abortions can be performed
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will not renew its St. Louis clinic’s … Read More
Missouri Senate to take up Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act
Missouri lawmakers have until 6 p.m. on May 17 to finish all of their business for the current legislative session, including passage … Read More