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The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   RETIREMENTS Reverend Patrick Dowling, from hospital and prison ministry, to retirement with residence at Holts … more
“Do priests go to heaven?” Alvina Kaimann was taken aback by her 10-year-old son’s unusual question. She said yes. “Then that’s what I need to do!” he … more
Retired Texas Rangers left-fielder Rusty Greer might never get his name on a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he poured every ounce of his being into the game he loved. That’s what … more
Like everyone else whose lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, LeAnn Korsmeyer has been longing for “normal.” She recognized long ago that mundane and uneventful times are … more
CLICK HERE for more information about the diocese’s response to COVID-19. The bells of St. Mary’s tolled the evening “Angelus” as Father Paul Hartley elevated the Most … more
As we continue our efforts to protect one another from the serious effects of the coronavirus, these FAQs are offered to assist the faithful in understanding the instructions and decrees promulgated … more
CLICK HERE to read Bishop McKnight’s March 31 and April 17 official decrees and April 28 instructions. CLICK HERE to read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Bishop McKnight’s … more
“Siendo discípulos misioneros — testigos del amor de Dios.” Deacon Enrique Castro, diocesan director of intercultural and marriage ministries, described the best response … more
Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight will the prayers on two days of a national Novena to St. Isidore, patron saint of farmers and Catholic Rural Life (CRL). The novena will begin on Thursday, May 7, and … more
Residents Encounter Christ (REC) is an interdenominational encounter movement for men and women in prison, rooted in Catholic spirituality. It is open to anyone who is in prison. A resident of … more
Less than 15 minutes of severe weather caused about $5 million worth of damage to Catholic Church property in Central Missouri March 27. Hailstones as large as grapefruits landed on the roofs of … more
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops May 1 in … more
School buildings are mostly empty and quiet. But with God’s inspiration and the dedication and flexibility of parents and educators throughout the Jefferson City diocese, learning and … more
From the beginning, the Eucharist has been intrinsically tied to love-filled service. So, too, have been these weeks leading up to Easter. “The humblest tasks are noble because they are … more
CLICK HERE to see a video of the Easter Vigil in the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Having had their past sins nailed to the cross with Him, Jesus’s disciples are obliged to put the mercy they … more
Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight announced April 15 the appointment of Dr. Daniel Everett as president/principal of Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School, effective July 1. Dr. Everett holds a … more
Nothing remotely resembled social-distancing aboard the disease-filled ships that carried slaves from the African coast to the Western Hemisphere. What’s amazing is how many of the men and … more
CLICK HERE to watch the livestream video of this year’s Chrism Mass. CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. Late-afternoon sunlight usually radiates through the Cathedral of St. … more
The saints are there. They’re in heaven, praying and waiting for us to become saints like them. “We’re baptized into the Body of Christ! So we don’t have to walk this … more
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