Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Thankful thinking Over the past few weeks, I have spent hours poring over dated files and faded pictures from some 40 years of work. There were black and white prints of people long gone, but suddenly and fondly …
SAUCIER — For the birds “Hey Grandpa. Come quick. You got to see this,” shouted my 3-year-old grandson. He was standing at the back door, staring out the glass panels. I got there just before his second …
Parishes and schools
Four to be inducted into Helias Hall of Fame Feb. 29 Four people with strong ties to the Capital City will be inducted into the Helias Hall of Fame during the Foundation for the Benefit of Helias Catholic High School’s “Celebrate the …
Redskins’ Hale Hentges urges students to pray, persevere Washington Redskins tight end Hale Hentges goes into every play with a prayer in his heart. “Jesus, I trust in You. I could score a touchdown or break a leg and never play again. So whatever …
Pillars of Stewardship were the foundation for CSW celebration at Holy Family School in Hannibal Holy Family School in Hannibal spent Catholic Schools Week celebrating the Pillars of Catholic Stewardship. The school has been emphasizing the Pillars — formation, hospitality, prayer and …
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
New J.C. hub for Catholic Charities gets a boost from St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation

It was built to be a chapel and gymnasium for young men discerning a call to Priesthood in faraway missions. It later served as a senior center, youth sports venue and home to a local theater …

Mae Cross was basking in the hope and fellowship of this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., when she caught sight of a man with a sign: “To the mothers of all four of my …
Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight struck up a harmonious conversation with several hundred catechists and teachers who are actively engaged in the formation of young Catholic disciples. “Tonight …
An adept horticulturist, Father J. James Offutt Jr. maintained that there are only two good times for planting: “when you should … and when you have time.” He applied a similar …
National & World News
QUERIDA AMAZONIA: Bishops worldwide laud ‘Querida Amazonia’ exhortation
Bishops from throughout the world gave high marks to Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation “Querida Amazonia,” taking note of … Read More
QUERIDA AMAZONIA: Brazil remembers Sister Dorothy Stang; landless defenders still threatened
Feb. 12 was the 15th anniversary of Sister Dorothy Stang’s assassination in the Amazon region of Brazil. The U.S.-born nun is … Read More
QUERIDA AMAZONIA: In Amazon document, Pope calls for action rooted in conversion of heart
Like so many of Pope Francis’ teachings and major documents, his apostolic exhortation on the Amazon is built on a call for … Read More
QUERIDA AMAZONIA: Pope on women in Amazon Church: Don’t try to ‘clericalize’ them
Pope Francis released his document on the Amazon region on the 15th anniversary of the assassination in Brazil of U.S. Notre Dame … Read More
QUERIDA AMAZONIA: Pope says there is no quick fix for priest shortage in Amazon region
CLICK HERE to watch a related video from Catholic News Service. Pope Francis acknowledged the serious shortage of priests in remote … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
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
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