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To gaze on the face of God is to become like Him. It is to see as He sees, know as He knows, love as He loves, and do what He does. It is to be remade in the fullness of His likeness. Kate … more
Father Charles Donald Pardee was aware that his earthly home was only temporary. “We are created from God’s hands,” he once wrote, “and we hope to return there forever, … more
“There was a strong and violent wind rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the Lord — but the Lord was not in the wind...” (1 Kings 19:11). Wherever God stands in … more
“We know our futures are in God’s hands. He has assured us that He has our futures figured out, and they are better than any of us could ever imagine.” Kate Bedsworth of Fr. … more
Sunday, June 23, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as “Corpus Christi.” Several parishes throughout the Jefferson City diocese have planned outdoor … more
To celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Father Dylan Schrader will offer Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28, in St. Joseph Church in Westphalia. The Mass … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight; Precious Blood Father Garry Richmeier, provincial leader of the Missionary Society of the Precious Blood’s Kansas City Province; and priests and sisters who have … more
Columbia native Father Kendall A. Ketterlin, former director of the Catholic Newman Center in Rolla, was recently ordained a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Bishop James V. … more
“God was right there, wrapped all around me. He was insulation between me and the world.” Chris Salter and her family were hovering in the basement of their home across from the old … more
People in risk management often refer to natural disasters as “an act of God.” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, the clergy and people of this diocese are determined to make the Catholic … more
“Why did God allow the tornado?” asked Joanne Koechner of Tipton. “Maybe so Missouri could show the world how to set aside differences and love thy neighbor.” She might … more
A bunch of rules. A long “honey do” list. More than a bit of guilt and seething resentment. Faith and religion without the love story is a lot like a marriage without the love … more
Beethoven’s “Hymn to Joy” rang out as the students processed single-file down the aisle and out the massive doors of Sacred Heart Church. Sacred Heart High School’s Class … more
Local Knights of Columbus and family members host a free pork-steak meal for local first-responders in Jefferson City the evening of May 24, a day and a half after a major tornado cut a swath of … more
“I Am.” Two simple words that acknowledge the inadequacy of human intellect to comprehend everything that is God. Looking to Him from a place of wonderment, trust and total reliance … more
Carol Hartman’s husband Charles was in frail health but knew he could count on her to take care of him. After he passed away seven years ago, she decided to reinvest her time and energy in … more
Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton is the most famous person to have been baptized into the Church in what was once St. Peter parish in Brush Creek, but there were many, many others. All of … more
Former Wardsville parishioner Patrick Castle PhD, founder of the LIFE Runners (www.liferun, the nation’s largest pro-life athletic team, had a role in the influential motion picture … more
People sometimes do incomprehensibly horrible things, but prayer will eventually win out over hate. Dominican Father Richard Litzau, pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center parish in Columbia, … more
Something stands out when Olivia Hennon talks about Little Box of Sunshine, the award-winning not-for-profit charity she founded three years ago. She keeps saying “we.” “We … more
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