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This article was originally published in the Feb. 2, 2018, print edition of The Catholic Missourian. May 18, 2020, would have been Pope St. John Paul II’s 100th birthday. St. … more
CLICK HERE to read Bishop McKnight’s Official Decree of Appointments.  An august assemblage of priests, deacons and laypeople will take on new or modified responsibilities this summer … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   RETIREMENTS Reverend Patrick Dowling, from hospital and prison ministry, to retirement with residence at Holts … more
“Do priests go to heaven?” Alvina Kaimann was taken aback by her 10-year-old son’s unusual question. She said yes. “Then that’s what I need to do!” he … more
Retired Texas Rangers left-fielder Rusty Greer might never get his name on a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he poured every ounce of his being into the game he loved. That’s what … more
Like everyone else whose lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, LeAnn Korsmeyer has been longing for “normal.” She recognized long ago that mundane and uneventful times are … more
Though this year’s path to Truman State University’s Educator of the Year was a bit different than usual, Dr. Joseph Benevento is grateful for the efforts and dedication of the students … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see three more photos. Father Basil Eruo has always seen himself as part of a growing family. It’s about to get much bigger. “Being a priest means being … more
Dear COVID-19, No one saw you coming. No one thought you would ever shut our world down. No one thought you would be a heartbreaker of your own. You have impacted our whole universe, not only … more
Student athletes’ prayers, an angels’ intercession and a token of both made a noticeable difference to a Jefferson City police officer, according to Father Stephen Jones, current … more
CLICK HERE for more information about the diocese’s response to COVID-19. The bells of St. Mary’s tolled the evening “Angelus” as Father Paul Hartley elevated the Most … more
In recent weeks, Mary Lou Dawson, like many of us, has found herself feeling a little more lonely than before. Mary Lou’s husband passed away Feb 2, 2014, and since then, she has taken care … more
Father Nicholas Reid is back in training. Fr. Reid, a priest of the Jefferson City diocese who is serving as a U.S. Air Force chaplain in Alaska, has been assigned to a one-year Clinical Pastoral … more
As we continue our efforts to protect one another from the serious effects of the coronavirus, these FAQs are offered to assist the faithful in understanding the instructions and decrees promulgated … more
Cristhia Castro has set about fine-tuning ministry to the next generation of Hispanic immigrants and their families in Cole and Moniteau counties. Mrs. Castro, a member of St. Peter parish in … more
CLICK HERE to read Bishop McKnight’s March 31 and April 17 official decrees and April 28 instructions. CLICK HERE to read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Bishop McKnight’s … more
“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” — John 15:13 The most loving gift of all time is rendered in radiant hues, high above … more
“Siendo discípulos misioneros — testigos del amor de Dios.” Deacon Enrique Castro, diocesan director of intercultural and marriage ministries, described the best response … more
“Did you know that it is possible to save a baby after the mother has taken the ‘abortion pill?’” Joe Dalton posed this intriguing question to Facebook followers of the … more
“It’s hard to give up control, and we have very little control over this current situation,” Sara Garner said of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on families and all of … more
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