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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
Passing churches on his daily commute from Jefferson City to St. Louis, Brad Copeland thought about what it would be like to work for God. He’d say: “Lord, I wish I could do some … more
In the wake of recent natural disasters, the Jefferson City diocese contributed $10,000 to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Bishop W. Shawn McKnight authorized a payment of $5,000 … more
“Before you say anything, they see your eyes,” Dr. Edward Hogan said to a group of about 100 people, including two bishops. “What your eyes need to say to them is, … more
CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THE SIDEWALK.  God is answering prayers on the sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood in Columbia. Now that an appellate court has lifted an … 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
RELATED VIDEO: "Praying the Rosary" RELATED VIDEO: "History of the Rosary" The Rosary simultaneously manages to be one of the easiest and the most difficult prayers of the Catholic … more
‘Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent’ is theme of Respect Life Month Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C. Each year the U.S. Catholic Church observes October as Respect Life … 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
Father Thomas L. Albers C.PP.S., 78, a priest of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood who served in the Jefferson City diocese as pastor of parishes in Sedalia, Bahner, Warsaw and Cole Camp, … more
Christine McDonald refuses to be defined by the pain and humiliation she endured. “My trauma isn’t my only identity,” she said. “I am an individual and a professional, … more
Gina Shorten believes that for the eight generations of Catholics who have been sustaining Immaculate Conception parish in Macon — often sacrificially in terms of their time, money and … more
A sliver of light pushes back against the darkness every time a mother says “yes” to the life of the baby inside her. That “fiat” is less difficult for women in … more
Participants in the Fifth National Encuentro — including five from the Jefferson City diocese — returned to their dioceses and parishes with many challenges and hopes. Among them, … more
A recent federal appellate court ruling could bring an end to surgical and chemical-induced abortions at Planned Parenthood in Columbia, at least for now. A panel of judges from the Eighth … more
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