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The homage the Wise Men from afar gave the Christ-child in Bethlehem reinforces the Christian belief that Jesus was more than the promised fulfillment of the Messiah for the Jews. He was a Light … more
Miracles are not simply a deviation from the norm nor an interruption of the natural order. They are God’s interventions in the world to restore what should be or to assure what should … more
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 … more
Several men in particular stages of priestly discernment and formation at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington, Ohio, received important new roles in the Church on Dec. 8, the Solemnity … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. The Church outside the walls and the Church within are one and the same. There are no distinctions. “These are wonderful … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: PRIESTS Reverend Ernest Dike, in residence at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia, and to … more
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The big cross atop SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Jefferson City will stay lit for the foreseeable future, following an announcement from the Catholic healthcare provider that owns … more
Parish life can be a taste of heaven, both for people seeking refuge and for those who have already found it. Bringing that vision to life is hard work, but God multiplies the yield when priests … more
Following a failed clemency request from Pope Francis, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri issued a statement Oct. 6, expressing disappointment over the … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. God put the desire to be a priest in Father Emil J. Kapaun’s heart at an early age, Bishop Carl A. Kemme of Wichita, Kansas, said during a homily Sept. … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: Commission Members for the Diocesan Phase of the 2023 Synod of Bishops Mrs. Helen Osman, … more
Our world has been facing a health crisis for more than a year now, unprecedented in modern times. More than 4.3 million people have died from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, and we have seen a … more
Official Decree of Appointments The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   CHANCERY Reverend Dylan Schrader, PhD to Latinist … more
On July 16, 2021, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, issued an apostolic letter motu proprio entitled Traditionis custodes. This document alters Church law on the use of liturgical books from before … more
As Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri’s (CCCNMO’s) new health and social services center in Jefferson City nears completion, one of its big neighbors are getting excited … more
Priests throughout the Jefferson City diocese are settling into new or modified assignments, following a large round of pastoral appointments that took effect July 1. Many of them are entering … more
It stands apart. The colors and design of the Jefferson City diocese’s new Coat of Arms are unmistakable. “The central component is the cross, the instrument of our … more
Switchboard attendants at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital-Jefferson City had Father Louis Nelen’s and Father Jeremy Secrist’s phone numbers on speed-dial during the depths of the COVID-19 … more
It’s not just about the Sacrament of Holy Communion; it’s about the communion of the Church. There’s been much interest in whether the United States Conference of Catholic … more
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