Missouri Catholic Conference
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Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops, in their role as officers of the Missouri Catholic Conference, issued the following statement on Aug. 5, following Missouri voters’ passage of Amendment … more
Much has changed since Freeburg native Father Sylvester Bauer helped establish what is now Mercy St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View 64 years ago. Many of the residents of that area in … more
Three recent developments that could lead to a resurgence in the number of abortions in Missouri highlight the danger of relying on lawmakers and judges alone to make everything … more
The Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri have issued a statement in response to the death of George Floyd and its aftermath. The statement, signed by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis, … 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
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
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
What is the best way for parents to help a child who is struggling with a pending math exam? “Telling them that they don’t have to take the test will certainly alleviate their anxiety, … more
One day at a time. Suddenly, they add up to 40, and you might start seeing a difference. Nationally recognized Catholic activist David Bereit, founder of the global 40 Days for Life Campaign, … more
The Missouri Catholic Conference, public-policy agency of the state’s four Roman Catholic dioceses, issued a statement Aug. 27, regarding a federal court ruling enjoining enforcement of … more
A woman who was conceived in an act of violence against her mother has a message for people who think there should be exceptions in laws regulating abortion. “I did not deserve the death … more
The sponsor of the Missouri bill to ban abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy described how the measure moved through the Legislature as being like human life itself. “This bill started … more
In a May 14 statement, the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) applauded the Missouri General Assembly for passing HB 192, an important corrections reform bill that could impact thousands of lives. HB … more
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will not renew its St. Louis clinic’s license expiring May 31 unless the clinic makes changes to … more
Missouri lawmakers have until 6 p.m. on May 17 to finish all of their business for the current legislative session, including passage of HB 126, known as the Missouri Stands for the Unborn … more
With speed and certainty that surprised even its strongest supporters, one of the most comprehensive pieces of anti-abortion legislation in the country cleared the Missouri House of Representatives … more
“It’s a lot of work, but it wouldn’t feel like Christmas if I weren’t doing it.” For about 40 years, Cheryl Hayes and two other women have been coordinating the … more
As Missouri’s 200th anniversary of statehood draws near, the state’s Roman Catholic bishops see the need for a proper reckoning with grave acts of injustice of the past that continue to … more
“This Pope is not afraid to get his hands dirty, walk the dirty streets of our towns and cities or get the hem of his white cassock soiled or his shoes scruffy.” Bishop Joseph N. Perry … more
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