Across the Diocese
Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Honor and glory and blessing I parked my car across the street. Getting out, I looked at our yard and saw the full autumn palette of golds and oranges and reds diffused among the trees. But there was one that, at the very …
SAUCIER — From the dust of the earth As temperatures and leaves began to fall, I took to the yard to prepare for winter. Like so many other gardeners and lawn stewards, I cut back dying plants, raked those annoying locust pods, and …
Parishes and schools
ENCORE: Father Paschal Salisbury, whose grandfather was enslaved, recalls his days as a chaplain in Jefferson City November is Black Catholic History Month, a time to remember and celebrate the long history and proud heritage of Black Catholics. This is an updated version of an article originally published in …
ENCORE: Sedalia mission was Catholic outreach to African Americans November is Black Catholic History Month, a time to remember and celebrate the long history and proud heritage of Black Catholics. This is an updated version of an article originally published in …
Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement seeking help The Fulton Rotary Club’s communal sponsorship of a resettling family from Afghanistan is uniting people of all ages, creeds and political stripes behind an essential cause. “Yes, …
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
Official Decree of Appointments

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: PRIESTS Reverend Ernest Dike, in residence at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia, and to …

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The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 7-13, 2021. Father Paul Clark, vocation director for the Jefferson City diocese, pointed to an …
National & World News
Vatican extends traditional All Souls’ Day indulgences
With the COVID-19 pandemic still underway and with restrictions on gatherings still in place in some countries, the Vatican has again … Read More
Priest who served in Crawford County writes book about Blessed Seelos
“I will always receive you with gentleness.” Blessed Father Francis Xavier Seelos had a way with people that made them want to … Read More
Pope calls Russian Catholics to work toward ‘goal of communion’
Catholics in Russia are called to be “an evangelical seed” that bears the fruit of communion and unity, especially with Orthodox … Read More
Pope to grandparents, all elderly people ‘You are needed’
Writing to his peers, Catholics who have reached a venerable age like he has, Pope Francis told older Catholics that God is close to … Read More
Pope released from hospital, prays at Rome basilica
Ten days after undergoing intestinal surgery, Pope Francis was released from Rome’s Gemelli hospital, the Vatican confirmed. In a … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference
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
MCC posts links for 2021 Virtual Annual Assembly
The Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) has posted links to its 2021 Virtual Annual Assembly. In lieu of holding an in-person event … Read More
Sr. Kathleen Wegman SSND receives Citizen Recognition Award
For Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, help is always better than idleness.  “Each day, we have to … Read More
Pro-life advocates herald the ‘Missouri Miracle’ during this year’s Midwest March for Life
CLICK HERE to see two galleries of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to read a related article. Hymns and prayers, cheers and … Read More
State's Catholic bishops urge lawmakers to fund Medicaid expansion
Bishop W. Shawn Mc-Knight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri issued a statement April 13 calling on state lawmakers to … Read More