Missouri Catholic Conference
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Pope Francis’ diplomatic representative to the United States hailed the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) as a shining example of missionary discipleship and the joyful proclamation of the Kingdom … more
With much enthusiasm and fervor, Joan Rosenhauer, executive vice president of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), gave a crash course on the Catholic understanding of social justice during the Missouri … 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
Committed Catholics from all over Europe labored against brutal odds to bring education and faith formation to what is now Missouri and surrounding states. Monsignor Michael Witt, a priest of the … 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
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
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops recently issued a statement opposing the use of a new method of disposing of human remains, named alkaline hydrolysis. This method, sometimes referred to as … 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
Deacon Larry Hildebrand carried a guilt-laden heart to confession during a Cursillo weekend. “I helped kill a man who isn’t dead yet,” he told the priest. Over 15 years … 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
A recent federal appellate court ruling could bring an end to surgical and chemical-induced abortions at Planned Parenthood in Columbia, at least for now. A panel of judges from the Eighth … more
A college student once asked Dr. Edward Hogan, “Suppose I had a friend who left the Church because they were gay. What would you say to them?” Dr. Hogan responded, “I would … more
Nineteenth-century German statesman Otto von Bismarck claimed that no one who respects the law or enjoys eating sausage should see either being made. Recently retired Missouri Catholic … 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 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
Calling it a threat to religious freedom, Missouri’s Catholic bishops are opposing a potential state law that would allow people to carry concealed weapons into churches without the … more
The Missouri General Assembly has voted to increase the age for trying youth as adults from 17 to 18. The legislation now heads to Gov. Eric Greitens for his signature. “This is a … 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
“Before you say anything, they see your eyes,” Dr. Edward Hogan said to a group of about 100 people, including two bishops. “What your eyes need to say to them is, … 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
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