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Whether segregated, held in bondage or otherwise marginalized by people of their own Church, a historical slate of African American candidates for sainthood poses a daunting question: Why did … 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
Father Dylan Schrader, pastor of St. Brendan parish in Mexico, will offer Mass in the extraordinary form at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, in St. Peter Church, 216 Broadway St. in Jefferson City. The … more
CLICK HERE TO READ A RELATED ARTICLE. Negotiations currently under way will probably lead to the sale of the last two Catholic hospitals in this diocese before the end of the … more
CLICK HERE TO READ A RELATED ARTICLE. Father James Finder looked out from the pulpit in the chapel of SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. “It’s easy to be Catholic … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is becoming a widely recognized authority on the Permanent Diaconate. But only one permanent deacon has actually had the experience of ministering with Bishop … more
Something out of the ordinary will take place on Friday, Sept. 14, in St. Peter Church in Jefferson City. Father Dylan Schrader, pastor of St. Brendan parish in Mexico, will offer Mass in the … more
When asked how it feels to be celebrating her 60th anniversary as a Sister of Mercy, Sister RoseMary Boessen responded with awe and disbelief. “I can’t believe it!” she said. … more
The moderator of spiritual formation for the Jefferson City diocese offers the following insights into holiness, based on the teaching of Pope Francis.   In his apostolic exhortation … more
Catholics in the Diocese of Jefferson City will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, to … more
Father Stephen Jones was hoping the “W” in EWTN stood for “Whataburger.” Notwithstanding, the Texas native, roadside cuisine connoisseur, convert to Catholic … more
On the six-month anniversary of my ordination and installation as the fourth bishop of Jefferson City, my heart is full of gratitude for all the good people of central and northeast Missouri who … more
Framed photos and memorabilia lined each wall of the lieutenant governor’s office in the Capitol as a member of the maintenance staff went about hanging them up, piece by piece. One … more
CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT. The Bible is filled with stories of people being led into the wild and returning with newfound clarity, strength and determination to … more
Ninety-seven sixth- and seventh-graders representing 32 Catholic schools in the Jefferson City diocese participated in the 2018 Aquinas Academy, held June 25-29 at the Missouri Military Academy … more
Jefferson City Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed Jake Seifert to serve as director of development for the Diocese of Jefferson City, effective Aug. 15. Mr. Seifert is currently the … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight suggested a revision to an article for the Feb. 2 issue of The Catholic Missourian. Where it said “the word ‘deacon’ is derived from the Greek word, … more
For 57 years, Incarnate Word Sister Peggy Bonnot has been entrusted with a light that helps make God’s love visible. Now, almost two decades after helping to establish El Puente — … more
Dominican Father Ronald Kreul has enjoyed the past six years of ministering to priests of the Jefferson City diocese. Serving as minister to priests, he has gone to great lengths to help them … more
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