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Important milestone for Fr. Tolton beatification cause

Another key milestone has been reached in discerning whether Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton should be beatified — a big step toward declaring him a saint. Historical consultants … more

Bishop invites people home to the Church in Holy Week TV spots

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is making a special appeal to invite Catholics who have been away from their faith home back to the Church this Easter. The diocese’s new bishop is featured in two … more

18 men from throughout diocese installed as acolytes

God’s love changes everything. All who come to believe in Jesus and accept Him with all their whole heart are transformed by God’s love, which radically alters the course of their … more

Bishop accepts gift of students’ prayers, sacrifices

Look closely. Each drifting seed from the dandelion is a thumbprint. Each thumbprint represents 500 prayers prayed or sacrificial or charitable acts carried out by people of the Jefferson City … more

Bishop McKnight local radio interview available on demand

Jefferson City radio host Hal Dulle’s 45-minute interview with Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s on KWOS Radio’s March 17 “Saturday Open Air” program can now be heard … more

PHOTOS: Bishop McKnight leads Missouri House in prayer

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City makes his first visit to the Missouri House of Representatives March 15, leading the prayer at the beginning of the day’s session and greeting several … more

PHOTOS: Bishop McKnight installs 18 acolytes

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City installed 19 men from parishes throughout the diocese as acolytes, an important step in their preparation for becoming permanent deacons, during Mass on … more

Catholic Relief Services Collection, Mar. 10-11

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight saw firsthand how a fresh-water project in an isolated Ethiopian village did more than quench the residents’ thirst.   It pointed to a more promising … more

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Rite of Election points to the Easter sacraments

  Justin Oaks and two of his sons have had some interesting conversations over the past few months.   All three are preparing to be received into full communion with the Catholic … more

Refugees among the first to greet Bishop McKnight

  Although it’s not easy adjusting to life in a new country, Mohammed Hraishawi and his family are safe, full of joy and free of worry.   They’re also very … more

Chrism Mass, Mar. 22 in the cathedral

Last spring, while celebrating the Mass of the Holy Chrism with the priests of this diocese, Bishop John R. Gaydos, now retired, noted that all other sacraments point toward or flow from the … more

PHOTOS: Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight welcomed people from parishes all over the diocese who are preparing to be initiated into the Church at Easter, during the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion … more

UPDATE: Bishop offers first Confirmation Mass in church with strong ties to his home diocese

The following is an updated version of the article, “Bishop-elect McKnight’s appointment: a moment long in the making,” from the Dec. 8, 2017, print edition of The Catholic … more

Refugees among the first to greet Bishop McKnight

Although it’s not easy adjusting to life in a new country, Mohammed Hraishawi and his family are safe, full of joy and free of worry. They’re also very grateful. “Without all … more

Naumann to retire from Tolton HS

Bernard A. Naumann Jr., president of Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia, announced today (Feb. 28) that he will retire at the end of the current school year in order to assist aging … more

Bishop to rely on grace, work to build bridges

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight called to mind the overwhelming sense of responsibility he felt when he learned he would become the Jefferson City diocese’s new bishop. Then came something even … more

UPDATE: DACA deadline--Catholics urge fix for immigration woes

Last September, as President Donald Trump pulled the plug on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he also gave Congress a March 5 deadline to find a permanent legislative solution that … more

Eight questions about Lent answered

Q. Why can’t we eat meat on Fridays? A. This practice is one of the disciplines of Lent that has the goal of love and surrender to God. It requires a break in the normal routine of our day … more

UPDATED: Bishop McKnight addresses sin of racism in TV interview

Stephanie Hirata, a reporter for KRCG-TV in Jefferson City, recently interviewed Diocese of Jefferson City Bishop Shawn McKnight about St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson’s call for his priests … more
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