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By Jay Nies For Catholics, “40” isn’t the new anything. The number of days in Lent draws on thousands of years of salvation history recorded in the Bible. Even so, no two … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Much as the pealing strains of a brass bell summon the faithful to worship each Sunday, efforts to place that bell in a safe, new tower … more
Benedictine Brother Irenaeus Petree made his solemn profession of vows as a monk of Subiaco Abbey on Aug. 31, 2019, in the St. Benedict Abbey Church in Subiaco, Arkansas.  Luke Petree was … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Kenya Fuemmeler is committed to keeping the “Catholic” in Helias Catholic High School. “You should be able to tell from the moment you … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed Father Stephen Jones as director of stewardship for the Diocese of Jefferson City, a new position that will provide support to the 95 parishes in the … more
CLICK HERE TO read Bishop McKnight’s related Making Connections column. The late Father Henry Reichert of Tipton once proclaimed, “The best song has never been sung. It’s waiting … more
Lent is a good time for an examination of conscience and to receive the sacrament of reconciliation in preparation for Easter. Here is a partial list of Lenten communal reconciliation services in the … more
Rich Fountain native Sister Eleanor Krieg of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, 93, died on Feb. 11, at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton. A Funeral Mass was offered on Feb. 18 in the chapel at The … more
Four people with strong ties to the Capital City will be inducted into the Helias Hall of Fame during the Foundation for the Benefit of Helias Catholic High School’s “Celebrate the … more
Washington Redskins tight end Hale Hentges goes into every play with a prayer in his heart. “Jesus, I trust in You. I could score a touchdown or break a leg and never play again. So whatever … more
Holy Family School in Hannibal spent Catholic Schools Week celebrating the Pillars of Catholic Stewardship. The school has been emphasizing the Pillars — formation, hospitality, prayer and … more
More than 500 children from five Catholic schools in Osage County kicked off Catholic Schools Week with a day of faith, fellowship and fun. Students from St. Mary School in Frankenstein, Holy … more
Mae Cross was basking in the hope and fellowship of this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., when she caught sight of a man with a sign: “To the mothers of all four of my … more
Sister Marcelline Koch OP is a nun on a mission. For more than 15 years, this Dominican sister of Springfield, Illinois, has taken up the fight against racism. As the justice promoter of her … more
Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight struck up a harmonious conversation with several hundred catechists and teachers who are actively engaged in the formation of young Catholic disciples. “Tonight … more
It’s no “Mr. E” how “Mr. M” has been able to keep on doing the Lord’s work for all these years at St. George School in Linn. “I’ve been lifted up … more
Two of Corrie Talken’s nieces and a family friend hopped, skipped, jumped and twirled with delight through the newly-created sensory path in St. Francis Xavier School. Her parents, a former … more
An adept horticulturist, Father J. James Offutt Jr. maintained that there are only two good times for planting: “when you should … and when you have time.” He applied a similar … more
The diocese’s only Catholic school that offers pre-kindergarten through high school is laying the foundation for growth and a new leadership model to help handle it. Beginning next fall, … more
Men and women of Ss. Peter & Paul parish in Boonville and St. Joseph parish in Fayette are being invited to consecrate themselves to the Holy Family. Men of both parishes will take part in a … more
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