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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Living in the moment We received a video of our youngest grandchild who just turned 1. This was her first Christmas in which she was a conscious participant, and she loved every minute of it. That was until Daddy …
SAUCIER — Through the cracks Have you ever tried to map your thoughts? Sometimes they flow like a stream of logic, at other times, they’re more a grasshopper on steroids. The other day, I experienced what appeared to …
Parishes and schools
Sr. Anne Boessen living in peace, joy with fellow SSNDs near St. Louis Sister Anne Boessen of the School Sisters of Notre Dame  (SSND) had a clear vision of what her golden years of religious life would be like. The St. Thomas native dreamed of gazing at the …
Meta hilltop Nativity scene is a community’s labor of love SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Members of St. Cecilia Parish in Meta pitched in on the First Weekend of Advent to keep a community tradition going for yet another year. They gathered on …
Father-son duo to perform in band director band at Rose Parade One of Helias Catholic High School’s band directors will be marching in this year’s Pasadena Tournament of Roses Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. So will his dad. “We hope …
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
MAKING CONNECTIONS — Ongoing pastoral planning reveals strengths, challenges

CLICK HERE to read a related article from CNS. With a year under our belt of the diocesan pastoral plan, and even more time for some parishes to be using a parish pastoral plan, the reviews …

Marley Corpe and a group of friends new and old were out getting lunch during this year’s National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis. They came upon a bride-to-be and her …
As the new Liturgical Year begins with this Advent season, the people entrusted with various aspects of diocesan ministries are expressing gratitude for all who support the Catholic Stewardship …
Now is the time to make time to prepare the heart and mind for Christmas. “If we don’t plan ahead and commit to finding meaningful ways through all of the busyness of the season to …
National & World News
Study: Young adult Catholics actively engage in faith — just not in a parish
A new study suggests that young adult Catholics ages 18-35 engage in practices to bolster their faith, but tend to do so outside their … Read More
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
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