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A group of freshmen from Sacred Heart High School in Sedalia traveled to the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City to serve in important roles in year’s Mass of the Holy … more
No priests: no Eucharist. No Eucharist: no communion. No communion: no Church. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight asserted that reality at his first Mass of the Holy Chrism as bishop of the … more
Catholic leaders wrote to the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security March 26 expressing concern for the low number of refugees to be resettled this year in the United … more
Hundreds of laypeople joined Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City; Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos, who led the Jefferson City diocese for 20 years; Bishop Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary bishop of … more
Christians throughout the world are observing Holy Week, the most solemn week of the Church’s year. The following reflections and examinations of Holy Week by Dominican Father Richard … more
By Jay Nies Melissa Schupp Martin is coming to realize that the God of justice is also the God of mercy. “I’m over 40 now, so you’d think I would have learned that … more
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
  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
  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
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
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
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
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