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In 2016, when Steve Bieser took over the coaching duties for the University of Missouri-Columbia’s baseball team, he pledged to focus on four core values: players, family, education and service … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight once wrote that deacons “should work to connect the people of God with their local leader, the bishop, and the Church with the needs of the poor ... drawing Church … more
There is wonder-working power in the Blood of the Lamb. Witness the 137-year, symbiotic relationship between the Catholics of Pettis County and the Missionary Society of the Precious … more
On June 15, after a two-month hiatus, Mass was celebrated in Paris’s historic Notre-Dame Cathedral. A handful of priests and worshipers donned hardhats for safety reasons as they worshiped … more
When the rivers were rising, spilling over their banks and encroaching on homes, farms and businesses, people from all over Missouri stepped up to help. Men and women from four state prisons were … more
Russell Bonen wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he boarded a bus in mid-January for the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. The Glasgow farmer and St. Mary parishioner had never … more
Hearts filled with hope and ecstasy, the 158 members of Helias Catholic High School’s Class of 2019 have been sent forth to continue growing in faith and wisdom. “Go! change the world … more
“You learn a lot from visiting the sick,” Sister Mary Juliana Droste said of the 32 years she served in Marceline. She recalled arriving just in time to visit a patient in the hospital … more
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
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