Bishop McKnight
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For 130 years, Wayland’s current St. Martha Church building and the one that preceded it stood as symbols of a community of faith and a visible reminder of God’s saving presence near … more
“May angels carry you into Paradise. May the martyrs greet your arrival, and may they lead you into the Holy City, Jerusalem. May choirs of angels sing to you, and with Lazarus, who was once a … more
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DOCUMENT.  Bishop W. Shawn McKnight couldn’t forget the opening remarks to Bishop Joseph N. Perry’s keynote address at the 2018 Missouri Catholic Conference … more
Catholic News Service Laypeople need to help the U.S. bishops get out from under the clerical sex abuse scandal that is plaguing the Church, said Bishop W. Shawn McKnight to Catholics of the … more
The inaugural basket was more of a “Hail Mary” than a slam-dunk. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight ascended a ladder and one-handed the ball through the hoop, capping off the rededication of … more
Click here for a PDF version for printing Bishop McKnight issued the following statement on Nov. 16, 2018: The November General Assembly of Bishops in Baltimore was a difficult but … more
At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) refrained from voting on two proposals they were to discuss at their Baltimore meeting regarding their response to the … more
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL TEXT OF BISHOP MCKNIGHT’S NOV. 8 STATEMENT. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is challenging fellow bishops throughout the United States to join him in applying renewed … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City issued the following statement Oct. 27, in response to the shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue during services, which the Anti-Defamation League is … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight held nothing back in his homily for the closing Mass at the Missouri Catholic Conference 2018 Annual Assembly. “The little ones among us are deserving of the … more
This article points to the far-reaching effects of the Church’s manifold mission endeavors. This weekend, Oct. 20-21, World Mission Sunday will be celebrated in churches throughout the … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight will host a series of listening sessions and shared prayer opportunities regarding the abuse crisis in the Church. He hopes to gather information, insight and prayers … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City preached the homily at the Archdiocese of St. Louis’s Red Mass, on Oct. 7 in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The Red Mass is celebrated … more
This issue of The Catholic Missourian has been sent to all the registered Catholic households of the diocese as part of the kickoff for this year’s Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA). The … more
The best way to help the Catholic Church, Pope Francis told new bishops, is not by pointing fingers and creating scapegoats, but by working together doing God’s will. Do not be … more
Shawn Carney has joined prayer warriors on the sidewalks in front of hundreds of abortion facilities throughout the United States. Each of those facilities is “the epitome of the lack of … more
Jefferson City, Missouri Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is taking concrete steps to heal the wounds of sexual abuse in the Church, hold himself to higher standards of accountability, and help … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight directed that the following letter be read from the pulpit at all Sunday Masses Aug. 18-19 in the Diocese of Jefferson City:   Dear Faithful and Clergy of the … more
A full 50 years after permission was given to bring the Roman Catholic order of deacon back to life in the United States, it remains a work in progress. “We are still in the initial … more
Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert “the death penalty … more
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