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There’s no place for racism in the Church or in any segment of civilized society. All Catholics must guard against it in their hearts and work to dismantle the systems that perpetuate … more
Father Christopher Cordes hasn’t forgotten the advice an old friend gave him about preaching homilies at Mass. “Pick out one point, hit everybody right between the eyes with it, and … more
Ministry in the Church is a gift that helps preserve all the faithful in their relationship with Jesus and with one another. “Let us pray that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon us in … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   MEDICAL LEAVE Reverend Christopher M. Aubuchon shall continue medical leave for an indefinite … more
Pope Francis on June 10 accepted the retirement of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis and appointed Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, to succeed … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has announced that Cristal Backer serves as their new director of development and outreach. Her responsibilities include overseeing … more
The Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri have issued a statement in response to the death of George Floyd and its aftermath. The statement, signed by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis, … more
A strong and violent wind heralded a year of favor from the Lord. It began with the Eldon and Jefferson City tornado of May 22, 2019, continued with a summer of flooding throughout central and … more
A friend of Mark Saucier’s is fond of pointing out that the Church doesn’t have a mission. The Church IS the mission. “It’s the mission of Jesus Christ — being His … more
The coronavirus has brought sickness, fear and isolation to people in communities throughout this diocese. LeAnn Korsmeyer, diocesan director of parish and charitable services, is urging pastors, … 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
CLICK HERE to read Bishop McKnight’s Official Decree of Appointments.  An august assemblage of priests, deacons and laypeople will take on new or modified responsibilities this summer … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   RETIREMENTS Reverend Patrick Dowling, from hospital and prison ministry, to retirement with residence at Holts … more
“Do priests go to heaven?” Alvina Kaimann was taken aback by her 10-year-old son’s unusual question. She said yes. “Then that’s what I need to do!” he … more
Retired Texas Rangers left-fielder Rusty Greer might never get his name on a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he poured every ounce of his being into the game he loved. That’s what … more
Like everyone else whose lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, LeAnn Korsmeyer has been longing for “normal.” She recognized long ago that mundane and uneventful times are … more
CLICK HERE for more information about the diocese’s response to COVID-19. The bells of St. Mary’s tolled the evening “Angelus” as Father Paul Hartley elevated the Most … more
As we continue our efforts to protect one another from the serious effects of the coronavirus, these FAQs are offered to assist the faithful in understanding the instructions and decrees promulgated … more
CLICK HERE to read Bishop McKnight’s March 31 and April 17 official decrees and April 28 instructions. CLICK HERE to read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Bishop McKnight’s … more
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