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For nearly two weeks this fall, two high school students got to live in a different world. Aika Inoue and Mayu Miyata, both 16, are used to the day-to-day activities and schedules in their Notre … more
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Jesus’ words recorded in Matthew 11:28 adorn the wall of the chapel in Wema, Kenya, where Sister Evelyn Marie … more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop John R. Gaydos of Jefferson City and has appointed Father W. Shawn McKnight, 49, a priest of the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, to be Bishop Gaydos’ … more
Being unbreakably bound to Christ means also being inextricably interconnected with one another. Bishop John R. Gaydos emphasized that aspect of Jesus’ Parable of the Vine (John 15:1-10) in his … more
A collection of family-treasured Nativity scenes, a tribute to local veterans and a trip to the attic will highlight this year’s Old Franciscan Monastery Christmas Tour at St. Mary of the Angels … more
While the St. Andrew parish’s annual Thanksgiving Day Festival is massive compared to when it started almost eight decades ago, the parish’s annual fundraiser still provides parishioners and … more
Enrique Castro, director of Hispanic and Cross-Cultural Ministries for the Jefferson City diocese, took part in Advocacy Day Nov. 8, during the National Catholic Association for Diocesan Directors … more
Deacon Chris Baker placed the upcoming beatification of Capuchin Franciscan Father Solanus Casey into the context of what he sees going on all around him. “There are more saintly men and women … more
Dr. Tina H. Boogren believes educating young people can be the hardest but also the most rewarding job around. The veteran educator and presenter from the Marzano institute led a professional … more
“This is holy ground ... for the Lord is here, and where He is, is holy.” The young people repeated the refrain again and again through wind and mist, heading down the lane into St. Andrew … more
Husbands and wives who are rooted in a personal, prayerful relationship with Jesus are supernaturally equipped to handle life’s inevitable losses and difficulties. Monsignor Michael T. Flanagan … more
An important phase in the long-term planning for sacramental ministry throughout the diocese is set to be completed by the end of this year. Father Joseph S. Corel, diocesan vicar general, and … more
When actor Andrae Goodnight steps onto the stage at the Pepsi Arena at Quincy University in in Quincy, Illinois, on Nov. 12, he will be portraying a 19th-century friend he has come to know and admire … more
God so loved His people that the heavens could not hold Him, so He sent His Son to earth. The earth could not contain Him, so He rose from the dead. “And both of those activities — coming … more
“You know you’ll never get married or have kids?” More often than not, that was the response I got when telling someone I was studying to be a Catholic priest. It was usually followed with, … more
For the Month of Remembrance, the chairman of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission offers the following thoughts on the Catholic Funeral Rites and Burial: “In the face of death, the Church … more
Costumed characters and other patrons arrived at the Martin Community Center Oct. 28 for St. Peter School’s annual dinner and auction. The theme was “Fall Spooktacular.” Guests had … more
Sixty-seven women dressed in white lined up along the sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood’s Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic in St. Louis. Each held a sign with a date on it. … more
Shrine of St. Patrick parish in St. Patrick has a reigning U.S. bishop in its extended family. Bishop Michael Sis of San Angelo, Texas, a great-great-great grandson of two of the parish’s … more
Committed Catholics from all over Europe labored against brutal odds to bring education and faith formation to what is now Missouri and surrounding states. Monsignor Michael Witt, a priest of the … more
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