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Words inspired by German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe boomed back off the marble and granite inside the Missouri State Capitol. “Nothing should be more highly prized than the value of each … more
The debt load for Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia will be reduced, thus freeing up more money for academics and programs, thanks to a $1 million donation. The donors, who wish to … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight says he never would have chosen himself for the episcopacy. But his first year as bishop of the Jefferson City diocese has convinced him that God is in charge and is always … more
Hale Hentges is living “the dream.” The 2015 football All-American graduate from Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City just got married, scored a touchdown for the Alabama Crimson … more
Stage plays are broken down into acts. Sporting events are separated into quarters, innings, possessions, drives and plays. Symphonies are composed of movements. Books are split into chapters, while … more
“Pregnancy help centers are important for America. That’s why I’m here today.” Faith and her 1-year-old son Noah traveled to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life … more
People who are grateful for blessings they’ve received from a Catholic education are invited to give thanks by giving back during the second annual “Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of … more
Sacred Heart School in Sedalia is giving thanks for an anonymous, $1 million gift, designed to provide tuition assistance for many years to come. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight announced the gift … more
What do you get when you ask seventh- and eighth-grade students from mid-Missouri to design a new restaurant for Columbia? You get the Blacklight Café, where dinners glow in the … more
At the conclusion of the retreat earlier this month convoked by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for the bishops of the United States in light of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, I returned to Missouri … more
The principal of St. Peter Interparish School in Jefferson City had just called to hire Lesha Neidert to teach second grade. Mrs. Neidert decided to talk about it with her family before … more
A new approach to behavior has people of all ages thinking about virtues and looking for ways to create holy habits. It’s called Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline, and it’s making … more
Kristan Hawkins, founder and president of Students for Life of America, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Midwest March for Life on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Jefferson City. The … more
Alyssa Donehue did a quick 360 as the dome of the U.S. Capitol came into view. There were people as far as she could see. “There’s a lot of love out here,” said Alyssa, an … more
Jan. 21, 2019 Last week I celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with pilgrims from our diocese as they began their trip for the March for Life. I told them I was proud of them for … more
Strengthened by the Body and Blood of Christ, bolstered by prayer and armored with objective truth, 270 people from the Jefferson City diocese embarked on a 1,000-mile “little pilgrimage” … more
Diocese of Jefferson City Office of the Bishop P.O. Box 104900 Jefferson City, Missouri 65110-4900 Telephone 573-635-9127 www.diojeffcity.org   January 11, 2019 Dear … more
A heavily-traveled highway has a new reminder of the incalculable cost of freedom. The Heroes Way Foundation placed two signs — one for each direction — near the Rocheport Bridge … more
On Christmas Day, Father Angelus Minj, sacramental minister for St. Bernadette parish in Hermitage and the Mission of Our Lady of the Snows in Climax Springs, blessed the baptismal font in St. … more
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