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Centering Prayer: A closer walk with our God

“Well, just what is Centering Prayer?” “Is it OK for a Catholic to engage in this practice?” I often hear these or similar questions asked. As a Catholic priest … more

MCC's Mike Hoey steps aside after 40 years

Nineteenth-century German statesman Otto von Bismarck claimed that no one who respects the law or enjoys eating sausage should see either being made. Recently retired Missouri Catholic … more

Weekend Masses to cease at Wellsville parish

Members of Church of the Resurrection parish in Wellsville must now go to a neighboring parish for weekend and holyday Masses. The change is part of an ongoing reorganization of pastoral … more

Bishop blesses Catholic Charities’ ‘Chariot of Charity’

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNM) is going places, having placed its new Mobile Resource Bus (MRB) into service. Dubbing it the “Chariot of Charity,” Bishop … more

FR. BROOKE: Summer spiritual fitness

“Don’t take a vacation from your vocation!” These words are often repeated this time of year in seminaries across the country. The warning is to remind seminarians of the … more

Fr. Porterfield — Judicial vicar, chief canonist never forgets Canon Law’s holy purpose

The salvation of souls must always be the supreme law of the Church. Father Mark Porterfield believes understanding the last canon in the Code of Canon Law, encapsulated above, is key to putting … more

Fr. Gregory Oligschlaeger silver jubilee

Father P. Gregory Oligschlaeger’s second-grade teacher would ask which of the boys in her class wanted to be priests.  “I always put my hand up,” said Fr. … more

Young adults pray, break bread with Bishop McKnight

“The eyes of all creatures look to You, and You give them their food in due time.” The verses of Psalm 145 drifted antiphonally across the chapel of the Alphonse J. Schwartze … more

New leadership coming to more than 20 parishes

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s prayer intention for this month is “for parishes receiving new pastoral leaders.” There are more than 20 of these under an Official Decree the … more

Fr. Christopher Aubuchon to be vocation director, Fr. Daniel Merz to be vicar for diaconate

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed several priests to serve in special roles for the Jefferson City diocese. Among these are a new diocesan vocation director and assistant vocation … more

BISHOP McKNIGHT: Making Connections -- Assignments

One of the most important duties of a diocesan bishop (and a humbling one, too) is the appointment of the clergy and others to pastoral positions. Several parishes learned last weekend that … more

Bishop celebrates new feastday with Mass at National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight offers Mass at the National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, on the Monday after Pentecost, which Pope Francis declared to be a universal feastday in honor of Mary, … more

30th consecutive monthly Latin Mass in Novinger to be offered June 10

The 107-year-old St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger will host a sung High Mass to mark the occasion of the 30th consecutive monthly Traditional Latin Mass at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. Father … more

Spring weather, beautiful surroundings inspire budding artists

Young artists bore the work of their hands to the gymnasium as the church bell tolled 11:30. The two hours since they started had flown by, and now 75 sixth- through eighth-graders from nine … more

Sixth-graders told to be like clay in the Potter’s hands

God wants to use everything — the good, the bad, the ugly, the strong and the weak — to build up His kingdom. The key is to yield to the gentle movements of His … more

Diocese’s moderator of the curia finds joy in the beauty of making things balance

Just beyond what can be seen inside a beautiful church building are the things that help make it work. Pipes, wires, ducts, structural elements — while these may not seem beautiful or … more

Deacon Richard Luebbering, 85, served in Marshall

Deacon Richard H. Luebbering, 85, a retired deacon who served at St. Peter parish in Marshall, died on May 11 in Marshall. The Mass of Christian Burial was to be celebrated on May 17 in St. … more

Bishop Rice says Catholic men must ‘raise the bar’

Bishop Edward M. Rice of Springfield-Cape Girardeau believes “these men called Knights” need to “raise the bar” when it comes to what society expects of men in … more

At service in Capitol, Bishop Rivituso calls for daily prayer, eagerness to help God’s most vulnerable people

Keeping God as the focus, staying committed to daily prayer and helping restore dignity to society’s most vulnerable people are keys to making this a truly great nation. It must start … more

Bishop visits National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church

Click here for a gallery of photos from this event. By Jay Nies Marian hymns and chants resonated through the foothills of the Ozark Mountains on the Blessed Mother’s newest feastday. … more
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