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The streets ran red in Jefferson City during the 10th annual Midwest March for Life Feb. 1. More than 2,000 people from all over Missouri and beyond — many dressed in blazing crimson — … more
It was built to be a chapel and gymnasium for young men discerning a call to Priesthood in faraway missions. It later served as a senior center, youth sports venue and home to a local theater … more
Mae Cross was basking in the hope and fellowship of this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., when she caught sight of a man with a sign: “To the mothers of all four of my … more
Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight struck up a harmonious conversation with several hundred catechists and teachers who are actively engaged in the formation of young Catholic disciples. “Tonight … more
An adept horticulturist, Father J. James Offutt Jr. maintained that there are only two good times for planting: “when you should … and when you have time.” He applied a similar … more
Keeping Catholic education affordable and paying Catholic school educators a living wage need not be mutually exclusive. An important factor is the Diocesan Excellence in Education Fund (DEEF), a … more
National Catholic Schools Week is Jan. 26 to Feb. 1. The mission and foundation of Catholic education are directly related to evangelization, stated the head of the National Catholic Educational … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight plans to attend the 10th annual Midwest March for Life on Feb. 1 in Jefferson City and to begin the event with a few words and a blessing of the cross that is to be carried … more
The 290 people from 19 parishes in the Jefferson City leaving on pilgrimage for the National Mass and Prayer Vigil for Life and the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. were intending to … more
Pope Francis spent a significant amount of his Jan. 16 meeting with U.S. bishops from the Midwest bolstering parish life and outreach, along with other issues that are crucial to upholding and … more
Despite recent studies that indicate a rise in secularism, bishops must continue to give witness to God’s love by laying down their lives for their flocks, said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PASTORS Reverend Alexander Gabriel, from pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Eldon … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the bishop's pilgrimage.  Wise men from the East and the West arrived at the life-size Nativity scene outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the … more
Refugee and Immigration Services (RIS) of Catholic Charites of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), along with the other agencies that resettle refugees in this state, have been given the needed … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight intends to make full use of the nine Spanish-speaking deacons he ordained last year to minister better to the growing communities of Hispanic Catholics in this … more
Abortion snuffs out the lives of millions of unborn children each year. Nationally-recognized Catholic activist David Bereit will share concrete success stories and strategies for ending the … more
Nationally-renowned Catholic composer, performer, evangelizer and youth minister Steve Angrisano will lead a diocesan retreat for youth ministry and catechetical leaders on Saturday, Feb. 8, in … more
Bishop Shawn W. Mc­Knight said recent developments in the possible sale of the SSM St. Mary Hospitals in Jefferson City and Mexico offer “an opportunity for the community to become … more
“God is able to provide you in abundance for every good work.” — II Corinthians 9:8. Almighty God, our Creator, Whom we seek to serve and to Whom we look for guidance, we bow … more
Servant of God Julia Greeley, who grew up in slavery near Hannibal before the Civil War, was known even in her lifetime as an Angel of Charity. Her self-effacing kindness, missionary zeal and … more
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