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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — A late-season rally It was a rare late November day, unusually warm and brightly lit — one that just begged for a walk. Leaving the house, I encountered a small swarm of flies. They were flitting about, diving, …
SAUCIER — Turn of phrase Reading has always been for me a way of finding how others have marked the trail. Their words often inspire my own. But there are always too many for me, so I share these for your …
Parishes and schools
Fr. J. David Maher, retired priest of the diocese, laid to rest near family in Slater Father David Maher wore his cross from Madonna House on his heart. It symbolized that he had emptied himself, renounced all attachment to earthly possessions and learned to live and pray like the …
Ecumenical community Thanksgiving services In addition to Mass being available in many Catholic parishes on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28), many local ministerial alliances organize ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer services in the days …
St. Andrew Rosary Garden in Tipton “A hundred little voices. One and two at a time.” That’s how Virginia Johnson Shetler described the dedication of the Rosary Garden outside St. Andrew Church in Tipton. Older …
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
Fr. Peckman to be heard on EWTN radio Nov. 23

Father William Peckman, pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul parish in Boonville and St. Joseph parish in Fayette, will be heard this Saturday (Nov. 23) in an interview on EWTN Radio’s “The Good …

This Advent, many Catholics throughout our diocese will be participating in a four-session program called “A Steward’s Way.” We’ll be meeting in small groups in our …
Deacon Michael Berendzen entered the hospital room and introduced himself to a patient in his 20s. Up went the young man’s hands. “Whoa! I’m …
While studying Pope Francis’s “Joy of the Gospel,” LeAnn Korsmeyer was struck by his notion that church buildings should never be sterile places. “A church is better when …
National & World News
Having a friend who is poor will help you get to heaven, Pope says
CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. The poor are the Church’s treasure because they give every Christian a chance to … Read More
Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, Pope says
Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition … Read More
Archbishop invites Church to join a year of service to pregnant women
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann sees the day that Catholic parishes can be one of the first places a woman facing an unexpected or … Read More
Archbishop Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at Peoria’s cathedral
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced late Nov. 18. He said the Vatican … Read More
CCHD collection be taken up Nov. 23-24
For nearly 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has been the official domestic anti-poverty program of the … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
“Until you put your faith into action ...”
Lois Thomas grew up Catholic and was well versed in Jesus’s teachings. But His “what you did for them, you did for Me” … Read More
State’s Catholic bishops seeking support for Medicaid expansion
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops are encouraging voters to support a specific effort to expand eligibility for MO HealthNet, the … Read More
Missouri Catholics told to find, pursue their mission
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  CLICK HERE to see a video of David Bereit’s keynote address. CLICK … Read More
One of many thought-provoking presentations at MCC Annual Assembly
What is the best way for parents to help a child who is struggling with a pending math exam? “Telling them that they don’t have … Read More
40 Days for Life founder to give keynote at MCC Annual Assembly Oct. 5
One day at a time. Suddenly, they add up to 40, and you might start seeing a difference. Nationally recognized Catholic activist … Read More