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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
Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton’s beatification cause has taken another important step forward and toward the desk of Pope Francis. The theological commission for the Church’s … 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
Next January, I will be making a special trip to Rome, along with other bishops from Missouri and some adjoining states. We have been invited to make our “ad limina” visit to the Holy … 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
Father Edward A. Doyle, 82, a retired priest of the Jefferson City diocese, died peacefully on March 3 in New Florence, after a lengthy illness. The Mass of Christian Burial was to be celebrated … 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
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight joined Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in raising a glass. The congregation, whose members have been providing continual service in what is now the Jefferson City … 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
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has summoned 13 men of the Jefferson City diocese to holy orders in order to become permanent deacons of diocese. He plans to ordain them during Mass on May 4 in the … 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
The repentance Jesus preached throughout His earthly ministry — the kind of repentance Christians are called to remain focused on throughout Lent — is as drastic a divergence from the … 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
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