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To gaze on the face of God is to become like Him. It is to see as He sees, know as He knows, love as He loves, and do what He does. It is to be remade in the fullness of His likeness. Kate … more
Father Charles Donald Pardee was aware that his earthly home was only temporary. “We are created from God’s hands,” he once wrote, “and we hope to return there forever, … more
“There was a strong and violent wind rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the Lord — but the Lord was not in the wind...” (1 Kings 19:11). Wherever God stands in … more
“We know our futures are in God’s hands. He has assured us that He has our futures figured out, and they are better than any of us could ever imagine.” Kate Bedsworth of Fr. … more
Sunday, June 23, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as “Corpus Christi.” Several parishes throughout the Jefferson City diocese have planned outdoor … more
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, a former Missouri slave who was the first African American diocesan priest in the United States and founder of the first black … more
To celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Father Dylan Schrader will offer Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28, in St. Joseph Church in Westphalia. The Mass … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight; Precious Blood Father Garry Richmeier, provincial leader of the Missionary Society of the Precious Blood’s Kansas City Province; and priests and sisters who have … more
CLICK HERE TO SEE TWO GALLERIES OF PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT. CLICK HERE TO READ A RELATED ARTICLE. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight preached the following homily on June 2 during Evening Prayer and … more
Columbia native Father Kendall A. Ketterlin, former director of the Catholic Newman Center in Rolla, was recently ordained a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Bishop James V. … more
“God was right there, wrapped all around me. He was insulation between me and the world.” Chris Salter and her family were hovering in the basement of their home across from the old … more
“My dear people,” the bishop called out, “let us pray that the all-powerful Father may pour out the gifts of heaven on this servant of His, whom He has chosen to be a … more
People in risk management often refer to natural disasters as “an act of God.” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, the clergy and people of this diocese are determined to make the Catholic … more
“Why did God allow the tornado?” asked Joanne Koechner of Tipton. “Maybe so Missouri could show the world how to set aside differences and love thy neighbor.” She might … more
A bunch of rules. A long “honey do” list. More than a bit of guilt and seething resentment. Faith and religion without the love story is a lot like a marriage without the love … more
Beethoven’s “Hymn to Joy” rang out as the students processed single-file down the aisle and out the massive doors of Sacred Heart Church. Sacred Heart High School’s Class … more
The sponsor of the Missouri bill to ban abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy described how the measure moved through the Legislature as being like human life itself. “This bill started … more
In a May 14 statement, the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) applauded the Missouri General Assembly for passing HB 192, an important corrections reform bill that could impact thousands of lives. HB … more
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will not renew its St. Louis clinic’s license expiring May 31 unless the clinic makes changes to … more
Four committee chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops May 24 praised proposed regulations to restore “the long-standing position of the federal government that discrimination on … more
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