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The Diocese of Jashpur, India, is one of the mission partners that receive support from the Jefferson City diocese’s annual Mission Collection. The collection will be taken up the weekend … more
Ann Sieben and a tight circle of pilgrims looked up at the stars from a country churchyard in eastern Pettis County. “We’re having a lovely evening in a field next to Providence … more
“If you were a victim of abuse, please let us help you. It’s important for you to know it was not your fault.” Nancy Hoey can’t repeat that enough. “We want to … more
The exhumed remains of a woman with ties to the Jefferson City diocese are at rest in Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. They are of Servant of God Julia … more
“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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
“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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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