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A pledge to change the culture, rebuild trust

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

Anne Marie Project making headway with young people, planning Red Ribbon Week activities for youth, parents Anne Marie Project making headway with young people, planning Red Ribbon Week activities for youth, parents

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

2,500 pairs of donated shoes arrive at priest’s mission in the Philippines

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

UPDATED: Father Stephen Jones interviewed for ‘The Journey Home'

Father Stephen Jones was hoping the “W” in EWTN stood for “Whataburger.” Notwithstanding, the Texas native, roadside cuisine connoisseur, convert to Catholic … more

Fr. Dolan: The call to discipleship draws every Catholic to the mission field

“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

History comes to life in Loose Creek cemetery

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

UPDATED: Bishop McKnight addresses nation’s deacons

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

Pope’s diplomat praises Missouri Catholic Conference

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

Faith, gratitude — “keys” to latest CSA success

  Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s episcopal motto, “Gratias Agamus Domino” — “Let us give thanks to the Lord” — applies to all seasons and … more

St. Thomas native celebrates 60 years in religious life

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

At student assembly, bullying survivor offers hopeful message to people who are bullied and those who want to help

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

A model of collaboration with principal, parish

Successful Catholic schools are steadfast in building community and bolstering their Catholic identity. Ss. Peter and Paul School in Boonville is doing these things in notable collaboration … more

Healthy collaboration between nursing students, St. Martin School in St. Martins

Students of St. Martin School in St. Martins and the Lincoln University (LU) School of Nursing spent a mutually exciting day together Oct. 12. The nursing students visited St. Martin School and … more

Mass at Starkenburg shrine concludes walking portion of Our Lady of Fatima pilgrimage along the Katy Trail

Don Brinker felt humbled to be walking in his dad’s footsteps. The family patriarch drove charter buses, including from St. Louis to Starkenburg for the annual spring and fall pilgrimages to … more

Taos parishioner is J.C. Public Schools Teacher of the Year

Jana Forck prays for her students every day. “For some of them, it’s a particular situation that they’re dealing with, and I take that to God,” she said. “For … more

Missouri Catholic Conference’s 50th anniversary celebration included workshops on social justice, efforts against abortion

With much enthusiasm and fervor, Joan Rosenhauer, executive vice president of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), gave a crash course on the Catholic understanding of social justice during the Missouri … more

Diocesan Communications Survey

A message from Deacon Dan Joyce, director of the Diocesan Communications Office: If you haven’t received an email asking you to participate in the new diocesan communications survey, please … more

Rosary Rallies point to triumph of Mary’s heart

Thousands of Catholics throughout the United States stopped to heed Our Lady’s plea to turn to God in prayer and believe in the inevitable triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. More than 20,000 … more

FR. BROOKE: Three steps to joy

        The following remarks on Pope Francis’ recently released apostolic exhortation on the Universal Call to Holiness are from a priest of the Jefferson … more

Pope revises Catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert “the death penalty … more
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