Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
Saucier — Next to godliness This pandemic reminded me of serving Mass. At the lavabo, when I would pour water over the priest’s hands, he prayed in Latin words from Psalm 26: “I wash my hands in innocence and …
SAUCIER — As now the fiery sun departs We ventured out to visit a friend and sat on his deck, watching the sunset. The streams of golden light pierced the cedars and glanced across the still water of the lake. It was, like most …
Parishes and schools
Surveys sent on parish collaboration in 10 counties If it’s worth doing, it will be worth doing differently. New realities call for changes in how the Church in this area carries out its mandate to baptize, teach and form disciples of Jesus …
Palmyra native is Conception Seminary College’s new vice rector, dean of students If Benedictine Father Pachomius Meade ever wondered what it would be like to be a dad, he’s about to step into a similar role. The Palmyra native and former associate pastor of Our Lady of …
Catholic collegians crave community as they return to campus Despite having the world turned upside down over the past six months due to COVID-19, there are some things that are still sacred. Just ask Angelle Hall, director of campus ministry at the St. …
Around the Diocese
Fr. Tolton lived what he preached, led many people to Christ

People who knew him eulogized Venerable Father Augustus Tolton, a former slave from northeastern Missouri, as “an apostle to the people.” Namely, he knew what it took to lead them to …

“For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another.” — …
CLICK HERE to read the full text of Bishop McKnight's Aug. 21 official decree.    By Jay Nies Out of abundant concern for the common good and especially for people who are most at …
Father Nicholas Reid was scheduled for his first shift of chaplain residency in the trauma ward at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Instead, he wound up in the center’s …
National & World News
Vatican releases step-by-step guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations
CLICK HERE to read the entire document. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document … Read More
Gomez: Truth of saint’s ministry is his respect, loving care of indigenous
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has asked Catholics of the archdiocese to invoke the intercession of St. Junipero Serra “for … Read More
Pope prays for U.S., calls racism a pro-life issue
Observing with great concern the social unrest unfolding in the United States, Pope Francis said no one can claim to defend the … Read More
Reporting system for recording abuse complaints against bishops
A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic … Read More
Pope composes prayers for end of pandemic to be recited after Rosary
Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the Rosary, knowing that by doing so they will be united with … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference
Missouri’s Catholic bishops issue statement on passage of Amendment 2, expanding Medicaid
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops, in their role as officers of the Missouri Catholic Conference, issued the following statement on … Read More
Missouri’s Catholic bishops support Amendment 2 for Medicaid expansion in the state
Much has changed since Freeburg native Father Sylvester Bauer helped establish what is now Mercy St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View … Read More
Pro-life setbacks call for prayer, vigilance
Three recent developments that could lead to a resurgence in the number of abortions in Missouri highlight the danger of relying on … Read More
Missouri's Catholic bishops issue statement on the death of George Floyd and its aftermath
The Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri have issued a statement in response to the death of George Floyd and its aftermath. The … Read More
Governor gives permission for refugee resettlement to continue
Refugee and Immigration Services (RIS) of Catholic Charites of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), along with the other agencies … Read More