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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — What you did not do Years ago, a friend gave me a copy of a lithograph of St. Lazarus — the one held in the bosom of Abraham, not the Lazarus awakened by Jesus from a four-day death nap. There’s a church …
SAUCIER — It never fails If you find yourself in a group of inmates and the conversation starts to lag, ask them about their grandmothers. I’ve seen hardened men come to tears talking about their grandmas, many of …
Parishes and schools
Hispanic Heritage Month is a chance to reflect on Hispanic contributions to society, the Church National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year. The dates coincide with the Independence Day celebrations for five Latin American …
Busy days of truth and encounter in the Right to Life booth at the Missouri State Fair SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Annette Owens was smiling at the baby in the stroller as the woman softly spoke. “I had an abortion when I was 15.” The woman confided that …
Jesus’s suffering Mother models patience, compassion The Mother of Christ, who bore inscrutable sorrow throughout her Son’s suffering and death, stands resolutely beside all of her adopted children in their times of greatest need. “In …
Events
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
Delegation from diocese takes in the basics, outcomes of stewardship at Wichita conference

Catholics of all ages in this diocese might soon be able to recite the late Monsignor Thomas McGread’s definition of Catholic stewardship. But what, in fact, does “the grateful …

Eliza Randle knew what she was getting into when she signed up for Camp Siena this summer. “It wasn’t just a camp with Jesus,” she said. “It was Jesus with a …
Father Christopher Cordes delights in the brotherly bond he shares with those who minister in the person of Christ at altars throughout the Jefferson City diocese. Now, he ministers not only with …
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson …
National & World News
Regional report for Synod focuses on communion, listening, welcome, collaboration
Growing in faith, welcoming outsiders and people who are marginalized, listening with intent to understand, and finding new ways to … Read More
Pope consecrates Ukraine, Russia to Mary
As Russia’s violent monthlong invasion continued to devastate Ukraine, Pope Francis laid the fates of both countries at the feet of … Read More
“Through prayer, ‘organizing hope,’ we reveal Christ’s love to those in need”
The following was written by the bishop of Gallup, New Mexico, who is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) … Read More
Bishop McKnight urges faithful to continue praying for peace
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is encouraging people throughout the Jefferson City diocese to continue praying and offering up sacrifices … Read More
Where to give to help Ukraine
Various Catholic agencies are collecting donations to aid with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, as people flee to escape Russian … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
Jamie Morris is appointed executive director, general council of Missouri Catholic Conference
Jamie Morris and Deacon Tyler McClay were representing the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) at a brutally contentious hearing in the … Read More
Thanksgiving, renewed resolve in light of Roe’s demise
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. … Read More
Dcn. McClay reflects on his time at Missouri Catholic Conference
For years, Deacon Tyler McClay has patiently listened to people say that the Church should “stay in your own lane” and avoid … Read More
MCC supports proposed law to keep mothers who are in prison together with their newborns
Babies born to women in prison would be able to stay with their mothers for up to 18 months under a bill awaiting action by the … Read More
CCCNMO to celebrate grand opening of Catholic Charities Food Pantry March 25
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) will host a celebration marking the grand opening of the Catholic … Read More