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Joyful but resolute, the priests processed into St. Pius X Church in Moberly. They gathered at Christ’s altar as ministers of His death and Resurrection, to beg for assistance for their … more
For nearly 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has been the official domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Raising public awareness about poverty and … more
The Church cannot exist for its own sake. It must be constantly focused on awakening a desire in all people to know, love and serve God. Pope Francis insisted on this, drawing heavily on the … more
We announce the death at Westphalia Hill, Westphalia, Missouri, on the 10th day of Nov. 2019, at the age of 74 of Father James David Maher, a retired priest of the Jefferson City … more
People on commercial flights are told that in an emergency, adults should put their own oxygen mask on before helping a child. In other words, people need to take care of themselves in order to be … more
A venerable institution that has helped thousands learn more about their faith is taking an even bigger step into Missouri’s Catholic parishes and families. The Knights of Columbus Missouri … more
Mozart proclaims the organ to be the “King of Instruments,” but it actually works more like a parliament. It reigns when its panoply of voices speak in harmony and balance, with … more
Lois Thomas grew up Catholic and was well versed in Jesus’s teachings. But His “what you did for them, you did for Me” discourse never really clicked with her until she stepped … more
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops are encouraging voters to support a specific effort to expand eligibility for MO HealthNet, the state’s Medicaid program. Medicaid, funded by the … more
Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), diocesan director of pastoral and charitable services, has announced that she is retiring, effective Nov. 30. She reached this … more
Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate Pope Francis declaring Father Augustus Tolton “venerable” during a Mass with Cardinal Blase J. Cupich Oct. 14 at St. Philip Neri Church in … more
CLICK HERE to see a video of Bishop McKnight speaking about stewardship and the Catholic Stewardship Appeal. The people of this diocese are being called to stop, take stock of the abundant array … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to see a video of the Ordination Mass. CLICK HERE to read a profile of each of the new deacons. CLICK HERE to read the … more
The preparation for my ad limina visit to the Holy See is well under way. In July, I submitted to Rome a 137-page report, which covers the activity of the Diocese of Jefferson City since the last … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  CLICK HERE to see a video of David Bereit’s keynote address. CLICK HERE to see the MCC's "Bill McAnany Pearl Harbor … more
From France to Texas to points throughout the Jefferson City diocese, the 150-year history of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI) continues to echo along the paths they have … more
You don’t have to be Catholic to get help from Catholic Charities. “Some people hear the name and think, ‘If I’m not Catholic, I’m not able to receive help,” … more
Father Rolando Montes believes growing up in the island nation of Cuba has helped make him a better Catholic. “It taught me something that I still try to live: Do not be afraid of the cross! … more
These appointments are effective October 13, 2019. The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   Permanent … more
Pope Francis has proclaimed October to be an “Extraordinary Mission Month.” It’s the 100th anniversary of a teaching that propelled the Church to think creatively about her … more
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