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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Among women In August, she said she was feeling fine. In September, she died from the metastatic breast cancer she had lived with since 2002. The death of Cokie Roberts was all over the news. A journalist for …
SAUCIER — I stand at the door ... Guilt is a great recruiter, even on a sunny Saturday in September. There were other things that I preferred to be doing, but I hadn’t helped much lately. So there I was, standing outside of …
Parishes and schools
Future deacons reflect on their call to ministry Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has summoned five men of the Jefferson City diocese to become permanent deacons. He plans to ordain them during Mass at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Cathedral of …
Sr. Kathleen Wegman SSND has been living out her calling in community for 50 years They sat outside McDonald’s, eating fish sandwiches. The young woman had something to tell the young man she had been dating the last couple of years.  They had thought about getting …
St. Stanislaus Church renewed, rededicated CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the Dedication Mass. The bishop and priest raised their eyes and hands toward heaven, gathering the prayers of the people and imploring the Father to …
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
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 to take the test will certainly alleviate their anxiety, …

For hundreds of years, the Roman Catholic Liturgy was, in the words of one historian, “the one changeless ceremony in a world of change.” With the world now seeming to change more …
CLICK HERE to see a short memorial video about Sr. Marie Corine Rost.  Jefferson City native Maryknoll Sister Marie Corinne Rost died on Sept. 1 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, …
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following letter on Sept. 13, 2019, to be distributed to parishes the weekend of Sept. 14-15: Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Jefferson City, On Friday, the Missouri Attorney General issued …
National & World News
U.S. officials seek greater cooperation with Vatican on religious freedom
CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. Promoting religious freedom, providing humanitarian assistance and fighting human … Read More
The Christian battle is against evil, not people, Pope says
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When Catholics attack other members of the … Read More
Synod is a time to listen, discern, not despise, Pope says
CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is a time of reflection, dialogue and listening to … Read More
Shrine’s pipe organ project completed, realizing founding pastor’s dream
The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando completed its pipe organ project and is preparing the … Read More
Pope to cardinals: Loving, loyal service requires feeling God’s love
By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, Vatican City CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. In a ceremony to create 13 new … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
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
UPDATED: MCC responds to court ruling keeping portions of Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act from taking effect
The Missouri Catholic Conference, public-policy agency of the state’s four Roman Catholic dioceses, issued a statement Aug. 27, … Read More
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