Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Where thanks fell short It was the best Father’s Day. For the first time in many months, we had all the kids and grandkids together. The weather was beautiful, with a gentle sun, a whispering breeze and comfortable …
SAUCIER — Just beyond the horizon “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” That quote of Martin Luther King Jr. has reappeared in recent days, encouraging a hope that we will get beyond the …
Parishes and schools
Baby saved from abortion when mom changes her mind halfway through procedure In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and global government lockdowns, a young woman named “April” made what may have seemed like an irreversible decision to have an abortion. She …
Resource for connecting college-bound seniors with a Newman Center Newman Connection is an online resource to help high school seniors connect to the Newman Center serving their college campus. Newman Centers rely heavily on their affiliation with Newman …
PHOTOS: Corpus Christi procession in Rolla Father Gregory Meystrik, pastor of St. Patrick parish in Rolla and Holy Cross parish in Cuba, leads a procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament outside St. Patrick Church and onto the campus of the …
Youth News
Challenging message in store for this year’s Diocesan Youth Rally

NOTE: The deadline for registering for this event is Wednesday, Sept. 5. CLICK HERE to register.   Cooper Ray’s 3-year-old son didn’t want to leave his backyard wading …

Around the Diocese
Bishop clarifies Mass obligation, calls for continued health measures

The parishes of this diocese continue to balance the spiritual and temporal well-being of all people, especially the most vulnerable, under Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s latest decree regarding …

Deacon William Seibert stands in the gap along one of the nation’s most volatile fault lines. A 30-year veteran of law-enforcement, he retired as assistant superintendent of the Missouri …
It’s summer, and for some it’s a time of vacation and relaxation. For our pastors and parish pastoral councils, it’s a time to gather the discernment of parishioners and develop …
CLICK HERE to read an Official Decree of Appointments from Bishop McKnight.  Father Christopher Aubuchon needs a new heart. Fourteen months after venerating the incorrupt heart of St. John …
National & World News
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
U.S., Canadian Catholic bishops will consecrate their nations to Mary May 1
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference
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
“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