Bishop McKnight
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Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops, in their role as officers of the Missouri Catholic Conference, issued the following statement on Nov. 20. The statement’s signatories include: … more
Whereas the case numbers of COVID-19 infections remain at their highest levels for many counties of Mid-Missouri; and   Whereas the common good demands that the public health requirements … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  The president of the University of Missouri sees the St. Thomas More Newman Center as a powerful resource not just for Catholics, but … more
Although dogged for years by rumors of sexual impropriety, Theodore E. McCarrick was able to rise up the Catholic hierarchical structure based on personal contacts, protestations of his innocence and … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   CURIAL ASSIGNMENTS   Reverend Monsignor Gregory L. Higley, from Adjutant … more
The Catholic Church throughout the Jefferson City diocese continues to build and strengthen its network of protection for children and all who are vulnerable. Everyone needs to be … more
CLICK HERE to read the bishop’s Official Decree of Appointments. CLICK HERE for a related article. The two shall become one flesh, and the Church will help them grow in unity and … more
  CLICK HERE for a gallery of photos from his event. … more
During an historic pandemic, our country faces one of the most contentious presidential election campaigns in recent memory. Some of our fellow Americans may be wondering if they are living in the … more
The pandemic has altered some of the methods but none of the urgency in discerning a new pastoral plan for the Jefferson City diocese and all of its parishes. “There are things that may have … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  Christian leaders, especially those within the Church, all have something in common. They are servants and stewards. “It is … more
Steel sharpened steel last year as the leaders and faculty of Helias Catholic High School prayed, deliberated and even argued over an official vision statement encapsulating their loftiest … more
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops, in their role as officers of the Missouri Catholic Conference, issued the following statement on Aug. 5, following Missouri voters’ passage of Amendment … more
CLICK HERE to read the entire document. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how bishops, religious … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following statement on July 2, 2020:   Today, I am updating the list of priests and religious brothers who have served in the Diocese of Jefferson City … more
On June 21, 2020, the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the patroness of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight preached a homily at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, in which he … more
It’s summer, and for some it’s a time of vacation and relaxation. For our pastors and parish pastoral councils, it’s a time to gather the discernment of parishioners and develop … more
As one of the most unusual academic years in Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School’s history was winding down, the final touches were being placed on the school’s $6.6 million, … more
A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service, or CBAR, the system became operational … more
This article was originally published in the Feb. 2, 2018, print edition of The Catholic Missourian. May 18, 2020, would have been Pope St. John Paul II’s 100th birthday. St. … more
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