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No matter how hectic a week becomes, it’s always better when you start by giving an hour of it to God. That’s a message the eighth-graders of St. Francis Xavier School in Taos hope … more
Ian Byrne will reenact the crucifixion. Specifically, he’ll fasten an image of Jesus to the new sanctuary cross for the Cathedral of St. Joseph. “It’s a part of the project … more
The Easter Special Collection that will be taken up in parishes throughout the diocese will benefit retired priests and retired members of religious congregations. A special envelope for this … more
Sister Loretta Keller and Sister Suzanne Walker, members of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, New York, are living in retirement in the Holy Rosary Convent in Monroe City. Sr. Suzanne grew up in … more
The feastday of St. Alexander Parish in Belle proved to be a fine day for members of St. Alexander Parish to visit the Missouri State Capitol. State Rep. Bruce Sassmann (R-District 61) and his … more
The staff of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri broke into applause upon hearing the news. Sr. Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) would be their servant … more
“Great Bells as they were; melodious, deep-mouthed, noble Bells; cast in no common metal; made by no common founder ...” — Charles Dickens, “The Chimes” Wide-eyed … more
2022 saw the U.S. Supreme Court give authority over abortion back to the states, and Missouri became the first to ban elective abortions. What comes next? “We get to live in this time in … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. The forms were in place, the concrete mixer was roaring to life and Father Francis O’Duignan’s dream was finally taking … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. As I reflect on one year of serving our neighbors in the pantry, I feel immense gratitude. I feel grateful that Catholic Charities has given me the … more
People asked if Father Edward Becker was afraid during his visit to a church near the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year. No. He was just sad. “Jesus knows from his own personal … more
Something that had been growing for centuries when Jesus walked the earth has been transformed into a focal point for the downstairs Undercroft of the renewed Cathedral of St. Joseph. While on … more
Seven parishes in and near the Capital City will host an evening of silent pilgrimage and prayer following the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 6. The Most Blessed Sacrament … more
“If Mary was the aura preceding the Diving Sun, Joseph was the horizon illuminated by its splendors.” — St. Leonard of Port Maurice, an 18th-century Franciscan priest By Jay … more
Barbara Prasad is eager to hand on what she’s been given. She wants all Catholic women to have the kind of fellowship and support she’s been able to count on through the best and the … more
The foster father of the Word Made Flesh is conspicuously wordless in the Canon of Sacred Scripture. What would he say if he could tell his side of the story? “He’s the only man in … more
Patrick Murphy wears rose-window-colored glasses on his jaunts through Missouri’s villages and metropolises. Raised “culturally Catholic” before being properly welcomed into the … more
It’s Lent. Forty days of dedication to prayer, penance, almsgiving and fasting in the name of the Lord. Not fasting like medical fasting before a scan or surgery. Not trendy intermittent … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Benedictine Brother Gabriel Chinn chose a name that reminds him of the Blessed Mother’s “fiat,” and of his own. Baptized Daniel, the … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. For 40 years, the organ in St. Clement Church in St. Clement has been speaking with a distinct brogue. The church was the first in the United States to be … more
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