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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
Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton’s legacy is as much about the future as it is about the past. The best way to honor him is by “moving forward, growing stronger, giving greater … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has summoned 13 men of the Jefferson City diocese to become permanent deacons. He plans to ordain them during Mass on Saturday, May 4, in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in … more
“I feel the shortage of priests will get worse before it gets better,” the late Father Joseph Boland wrote in 1990. “During this time, lay Catholics will have to take up some of the … more
The Funeral Mass for Loose Creek native Redemptoristine Sister Alice Gertrude Haslag, 93, was celebrated Feb. 4 at the Redemptoristine Chapel in Liguori, Missouri. Sr. Alice died Jan. 29 at St. … more
Pettis County native Columban Father Vincent J. “Vinnie” Youngkamp, 86 — a missionary priest with a heart for the people of Japan, his family and his friends — died on April 4 … more
Monsignor Gregory L. Higley, pastor of St. George parish in Hermann and Church of the Risen Savior parish in Rhineland, will lead this year’s Spring Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of … more
Father Louis Nelen, pastor of Cathedral of St. Joseph parish in Jefferson City, will take part in the seventh annual Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan celebration in the diocese on Saturday, May 18 in … more
The room buzzed with anticipation as the women greeted old friends and welcomed new faces in the Multipurpose Room of the Catholic Newman Center in Kirksville March 23. The room was decorated to … more
As practicing Catholics, we observe examples of God’s miraculous works, including His help, love and inspiration, in our daily lives. God also helps skilled artisans with creative works of … more
Precious Blood Father Joseph Nassal was out on the links with fellow priests of the Jefferson City diocese. It was Clergy Golf Day, June 8, 1987. Father John Groner came up to him at the 10th … more
Before the movie that’s turning the abortion debate on its head, before the book that launched her onto the national stage, Abby Johnson stopped to pray and counsel women on the sidewalk … more
Weak or influential, wealthy or in need, Catholic, Protestant or without any church affiliation at all, the people of Hannibal know they can count on Father Mike Quinn. Holy Family parish’s … more
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