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By the time of the St. Louis Public Library’s founding in 1865, Catholic sisters had already been at work for nearly a half-century in St. Louis. Starting in 1818 with the Society of the … more
Bernard A. Naumann Jr., president of Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia, announced today (Feb. 28) that he will retire at the end of the current school year in order to assist aging … more
Fuzz and Honey had never been to the cathedral, so they went along for the ride. It turned out to be their biggest adventure yet. “Honey was so excited!” Jeannine Dove wrote in a … more
Bishop John R. Gaydos, bishop emeritus of the Jefferson City diocese, will be among the six people inducted this year into the Helias Hall of Fame during Foundation for the Benefit of Helias Catholic … more
The ashes that give the first day of Lent its name may wear off quickly, but the constant need that they symbolize for self-examination and turning back to God must be remembered and acted upon … more
Catholic Schools Week 2018 coincides with a time of intense preparation for the arrival of a new bishop for the Diocese of Jefferson City. To mark the occasion, students in the diocese’s 39 … more
It may have been one of the coldest nights of the old year, but inside the brand-new St. John the Evangelist Community Center, everything was warm and toasty, as good friends celebrated that … more
Deacon Philip Ordonio III, 51, a permanent deacon who assisted the pastor of St. Joseph parish of Edina, died on Jan. 23 at his home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on … more
The weather outside may have been cold and harsh, but inside the body of Holy Family Church in Hannibal, the atmosphere was one of warmth and joy as the parish, along with several other local … more
“Who will plow the fields now? Who will sow the corn? Who will mind the horses now and keep them neatly shorn? The stack that’s in the hay cart, unthreshed it may remain, since Fr. Pat has left … more
Love-love was the score on Dec. 8 as Father Stephen Jones blessed the Gerhardinger Tennis Pavilion at Helias Catholic High School’s recently completed Crusader Sports Complex. It was the … more
Rabbi Joseph Fred Benson of Jefferson City first met the late Father Frank Bussmann 39 years ago. “We were both young,” Rabbi Benson recalled. “Frank had been in private law practice for … more
Jefferson City native Bishop Charles Roman Koester often used his shepherd’s crook as a teaching tool when preaching to young people at confirmation. He received the crosier, a ceremonial staff … more
More than 100 people made a pilgrimage to a temporary necropolis in the Holy Spirit Parish Hall in Centralia to commune with the saints. Father Carlos Martins, a member of the priestly Companions … more
This Christmas will be a special one at Rolla’s St. Raymond’s Society house, a transitional home for women facing unexpected pregnancies. As the Church and the world celebrate the baby Jesus, … more
A major project is under way to renew the interior of St. George Church in Linn. The goal is to update and improve several aspects of the church, which was completed in 1975. “We feel this … more
A happy hymn resonates in Sister Mary Ruth Wand SSND’s spirit. “Speak, Lord, I’m list’ning. Plant Your word down deep in me. Speak, Lord, I’m list’ning. Please show me the … more
Sedalia Abby Johnson is involved in an online social network of pro-life women who keep in touch and encourage each other while blogging or chatting. It was through the website not long ago … more
Members of St. Louis of France parish in Bonnots Mill helped present the Bonnots Mill Community Betterment Association’s fourth annual Live Nativity on Dec. 3. Signs guided drivers past … more
Remembrance and consecration stood out among the themes of this year’s Veterans Day Mass and Prayer Service in St. Peter Church in Jefferson City. Monsignor Donald W. Lammers, PA, a retired … more
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