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Pope Francis spent a significant amount of his Jan. 16 meeting with U.S. bishops from the Midwest bolstering parish life and outreach, along with other issues that are crucial to upholding and … more
Despite recent studies that indicate a rise in secularism, bishops must continue to give witness to God’s love by laying down their lives for their flocks, said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PASTORS Reverend Alexander Gabriel, from pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Eldon … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the bishop's pilgrimage.  Wise men from the East and the West arrived at the life-size Nativity scene outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the … more
Refugee and Immigration Services (RIS) of Catholic Charites of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), along with the other agencies that resettle refugees in this state, have been given the needed … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight intends to make full use of the nine Spanish-speaking deacons he ordained last year to minister better to the growing communities of Hispanic Catholics in this … more
When it came to a regular meal ministry at Our Lady of the Lake parish in Lake Ozark, the parishioners had the funeral part covered. A group of ladies were on call to serve a meal after a funeral … more
Abortion snuffs out the lives of millions of unborn children each year. Nationally-recognized Catholic activist David Bereit will share concrete success stories and strategies for ending the … more
Nationally-renowned Catholic composer, performer, evangelizer and youth minister Steve Angrisano will lead a diocesan retreat for youth ministry and catechetical leaders on Saturday, Feb. 8, in … more
Bishop Shawn W. Mc­Knight said recent developments in the possible sale of the SSM St. Mary Hospitals in Jefferson City and Mexico offer “an opportunity for the community to become … more
About 40 people from across Missouri attended the Resplenduit Advent day of recollection for young adults Dec. 21 at St. Brendan parish in Mexico. Aimed at Catholics ages 18 to 35, it included … more
For many, Christmastime is for family and being with ones they love. But for many of the men and women who have made the sacrifice to serve their fellow man as members of the armed forces, being … more
“God is able to provide you in abundance for every good work.” — II Corinthians 9:8. Almighty God, our Creator, Whom we seek to serve and to Whom we look for guidance, we bow … more
Father Jeremy Secrist elevates the Most Blessed Sacrament while celebrating a Rorate Mass by candlelight before dawn on Saturday, Dec. 21. The Rorate Mass is an ancient Catholic tradition for the … more
Servant of God Julia Greeley, who grew up in slavery near Hannibal before the Civil War, was known even in her lifetime as an Angel of Charity. Her self-effacing kindness, missionary zeal and … more
Carols and hymns and the light of the Word Made Flesh radiated for two hours in the Missouri State Capitol during this year’s Nativity at the Capitol event, held on Dec. 12 in the Capitol … more
When the bell strikes midnight, walls that once echoed the prayers and counsel of Venerable Father Augustus Tolton will radiate with the lights and hymns of Christmas. As always, Midnight Mass in … more
Chaplain Tom Brack of the Moberly Correctional Center (MCC) welcomed Bishop W. Shawn McKnight to the chapel and asked about his just-completed visit to the prison’s Protective Custody Unit … more
As more Catholics and future Catholics turn to the Web for information and guidance, it’s essential for every parish to be right there with them, informing, enlightening, consoling, guiding, … more
In the parlance of religious life, Sister Cathy Vetter is known as a “lifer.” That is, a sister is the only thing she has ever wanted to be for as long as she’s been … more
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