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Somehow, it didn’t seem unusual for Brad Berhorst to be drawn into a theological discussion while on the job at Office Depot. It must have gone well, because his customer, a … more
Shawn Carney has joined prayer warriors on the sidewalks in front of hundreds of abortion facilities throughout the United States. Each of those facilities is “the epitome of the lack of … more
NOTE: The deadline for registering for this event is Wednesday, Sept. 5. CLICK HERE to register.   Cooper Ray’s 3-year-old son didn’t want to leave his backyard wading … more
With growing confidence and growing strength in the air, Major General Don D. Pittman overcame a modest background, rose through the ranks of the U.S. Air Force and exemplified courage and … more
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops recently issued a statement opposing the use of a new method of disposing of human remains, named alkaline hydrolysis. This method, sometimes referred to as … more
Whether segregated, held in bondage or otherwise marginalized by people of their own Church, a historical slate of African American candidates for sainthood poses a daunting question: Why did … more
Jefferson City, Missouri Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is taking concrete steps to heal the wounds of sexual abuse in the Church, hold himself to higher standards of accountability, and help … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight directed that the following letter be read from the pulpit at all Sunday Masses Aug. 18-19 in the Diocese of Jefferson City:   Dear Faithful and Clergy of the … more
A calm, blue sky with just a touch of haze met the procession of vehicles heading toward Clark Avenue and East McCarty Street. There were hugs and selfies and choruses of “Welcome back. … more
Father Dylan Schrader, pastor of St. Brendan parish in Mexico, will offer Mass in the extraordinary form at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, in St. Peter Church, 216 Broadway St. in Jefferson City. The … more
CLICK HERE TO READ A RELATED ARTICLE. Negotiations currently under way will probably lead to the sale of the last two Catholic hospitals in this diocese before the end of the … more
CLICK HERE TO READ A RELATED ARTICLE. Father James Finder looked out from the pulpit in the chapel of SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. “It’s easy to be Catholic … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is becoming a widely recognized authority on the Permanent Diaconate. But only one permanent deacon has actually had the experience of ministering with Bishop … more
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
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
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
Something out of the ordinary will take place on Friday, Sept. 14, in St. Peter Church in Jefferson City. Father Dylan Schrader, pastor of St. Brendan parish in Mexico, will offer Mass in the … more
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
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
The moderator of spiritual formation for the Jefferson City diocese offers the following insights into holiness, based on the teaching of Pope Francis.   In his apostolic exhortation … more
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