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In the wake of recent natural disasters, the Jefferson City diocese contributed $10,000 to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Bishop W. Shawn McKnight authorized a payment of $5,000 … more
The Catholic bishops of Washington state Oct. 11 applauded the unanimous decision of the state Supreme Court striking down the death penalty as unconstitutional. The court ruled its use is … more
To “capture the imagination” of young people and inspire them, Church leaders should offer them the example of modern saints and call young people to be “everyday saints, each in … more
Before Planned Parenthood of the Heartland opened its Bettendorf clinic in 1999, pro-life advocates prayed fervently against construction of the facility and dropped religious medals into the earth … more
The point of the Synod of Bishops on young people is not primarily to produce a document, but instead is to learn from Christ how to “bring God’s mercy into the world,” Bishop Frank … more
A report from two leading faith-based agencies serving immigrants entering the United States from Mexico and Central America called on the federal government to end a policy of separating children … more
The physical impact of Hurricane Michael and the anticipated recovery period for parts of the Florida Panhandle appear to be on a scale of last year’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the … more
Two Catholic leaders applauded congressional committees for reauthorizing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, opening the door for final passage of a bill to keep the program in … more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a successor. When the Pope’s decision was announced Oct. 12, the … more
In the wake of Hurricane Michael, which left 13 known dead and more than 1 million without power two days after it ravaged the Florida panhandle, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, whose territory … more
Among the 20 people killed in a devastating limousine accident Oct. 6 in Schoharie were several victims who had connections to parishes, schools and Catholic organizations of the Albany … more
The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference welcomed Pope Francis’ pledge to fight attempts to cover up cases of sexual abuse and to stop offering special treatment to bishops who … more
Nancy Sciara’s “insides were shaking.” She woke up, she said, unsure of what to expect from the day. Sciara, 84, was widowed 12 days earlier. And, four days after that, she … more
‘Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent’ is theme of Respect Life Month Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C. Each year the U.S. Catholic Church observes October as Respect Life … more
Participants in the Fifth National Encuentro — including five from the Jefferson City diocese — returned to their dioceses and parishes with many challenges and hopes. Among them, … more
The leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference said they shared with Pope Francis how the Church in the United States has been “lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse.” “He … more
  Click here to read the National Review Board’s full statement. More committees are not the answer to stop the abuse of children and vulnerable adults by clergy, said an Aug. 28 … more
It’s easy to drive by the stone grotto at the Skaro shrine for those who don’t know its history. Tucked in a corner between two rural Canadian highways, due north of Lamont and 50 … more
The Argentine Senate voted against a bill that would have decriminalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Senators voted 38-31 against the measure early Aug. 9 following a … more
The chalice on the center of the altar was given by the Pope to the third archbishop of Baltimore nearly two centuries ago. The local welcome crew wore vests that included the outline of a … more
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