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The search for shelter, warmth, safety and hospitality is as old as humanity. So it may not have seemed extraordinary for a man and his wife, about to give birth, to crisscross the streets of a … 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
The Fifth Encuentro is winding down, but God’s use of it to make Himself known in exciting new ways throughout the Church in the United States is just beginning. The Fifth Encuentro, a … more
Since I experienced my personal encounter with God, I felt deep joy, gratitude and a burning calling to discipleship. This experience has taken me to serve the Lord everywhere I’ve lived, in El … more
The diocesan moderator for spiritual formation offers the following insight into current developments in the Church: Our beloved Catholic Church is facing the dreadful reality of a sex-abuse … more
CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO JILL ALBERTI’S PRESENTATION. The quality of communication is often the difference between whether people accept their role as stewards of the Gospel or abdicate the … more
Advent is a good time for an examination of conscience and to receive the sacrament of reconciliation in preparation for Christmas. Here is a partial list of Advent communal reconciliation … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has accepted and acted upon a request from the pastoral council of the Mission of St. Martha in Wayland to be combined with neighboring St. Michael parish in Kahoka. The … more
“Imagine if tomorrow you woke up with only those things that you thanked God for today.” To live gratefully is the best way to live that I know — the best way to the joy, depth … more
Deacon Alan Sims got a call from Deacon Ray Purvis, administrator of the diocesan Permanent Diaconate Office. He said Bishop W. Shawn McKnight was looking for a deacon to be diocesan director of … more
Some people organize or participate in pilgrimages to Washington, D.C., each January to march for life. Some wear out their shoes in the marble-clad halls of Congress and state legislatures, … more
This year’s collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will be taken up in parishes the weekend of Nov. 17-18, coinciding with the Second World Day of 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
The following is Bishop W. Shawn Mcknight’s Nov. 8, 2018, statement on release of names of priests and religious brothers credibly accused or re-moved from ministry in the Diocese of Jefferson … more
Remember Maytag’s “ol’ lonely” repairman ad on television? It had this melancholic man in a blue uniform, sitting in his shop and waiting for the phone that would never … more
Pope Francis prayed for those affected by a deadly attack inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, calling it an act of inhumane violence. “We are all hurt by this inhumane act of violence,” … more
When Debbie Stokes accepted the reins of the Vitae Foundation in July of this year, she said she inherited a well-oiled media machine. She should know, as she has been with the organization for … 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 Pope is not afraid to get his hands dirty, walk the dirty streets of our towns and cities or get the hem of his white cassock soiled or his shoes scruffy.” Bishop Joseph N. Perry … more
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