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Dr. Daniel Lapsley believes American civilization may owe its future to the generation of young people who are now in high school and college. Sometimes referred to as “Generation Z” … more
A formerly neglected corner of the St. Joseph School property in Westphalia is now filled with life and activity, purpose and potential, thanks to hard work and some generous donors. Vibrant … more
Pope Francis prayed for those affected by a deadly attack inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, calling it an act of inhumane violence. “We are all hurt by this inhumane act of violence,” … more
Remember Maytag’s “ol’ lonely” repairman ad on television? It had this melancholic man in a blue uniform, sitting in his shop and waiting for the phone that would never … more
On the six-month anniversary of my ordination and installation as the fourth bishop of Jefferson City, my heart is full of gratitude for all the good people of central and northeast Missouri who … more
The following is Bishop W. Shawn Mcknight’s Nov. 8, 2018, statement on release of names of priests and religious brothers credibly accused or re-moved from ministry in the Diocese of Jefferson … more
An adult coalition that helps young people learn how to cope with stress and make good decisions has been branching out, seeking grants, getting more people involved and gearing up for Red Ribbon … more
The Friends of Fr. Dandi collected and shipped more than 36 boxes of shoes to Father Dandi Bermejo’s mission to the sugar cane plantation workers in the Philippines. Fr. Bermejo, a priest of … more
Father Stephen Jones was hoping the “W” in EWTN stood for “Whataburger.” Notwithstanding, the Texas native, roadside cuisine connoisseur, convert to Catholic … more
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL TEXT OF BISHOP MCKNIGHT’S NOV. 8 STATEMENT. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is challenging fellow bishops throughout the United States to join him in applying renewed … more
“Todos los días nace el Señor.” Pondering the missionary nature of the Church, Father Patrick Dolan called to mind the words of a Peruvian Christmas hymn: “Every day, the Lord is … more
Members and friends of Immaculate Conception parish in Loose Creek recently took part in “Voices of the Past,” a guided Cemetery Tour through the old parish cemetery, which dates back to the … more
A full 50 years after permission was given to bring the Roman Catholic order of deacon back to life in the United States, it remains a work in progress. “We are still in the initial … more
Some people organize or participate in pilgrimages to Washington, D.C., each January to march for life. Some wear out their shoes in the marble-clad halls of Congress and state legislatures, … more
Pope Francis’ diplomatic representative to the United States hailed the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) as a shining example of missionary discipleship and the joyful proclamation of the Kingdom … more
This year’s collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will be taken up in parishes the weekend of Nov. 17-18, coinciding with the Second World Day of the … more
  Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s episcopal motto, “Gratias Agamus Domino” — “Let us give thanks to the Lord” — applies to all seasons and … more
When asked how it feels to be celebrating her 60th anniversary as a Sister of Mercy, Sister RoseMary Boessen responded with awe and disbelief. “I can’t believe it!” she said. … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has accepted and acted upon a request from the pastoral council of the Mission of St. Martha in Wayland to be combined with neighboring St. Michael parish in Kahoka. The … more
Anti-bullying advocate and New York Times best-selling author Jodee Blanco talks about bullies, bystanders and people who want to help but are afraid. “Perhaps you’re a parent, and you can’t … more
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