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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
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
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
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
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
For 30 years, Roy Petitfils has been hearing teenagers say how much they want a meaningful relationship with their parents. When they don’t get that, they start substituting other things, … more
When Debbie Stokes accepted the reins of the Vitae Foundation in July of this year, she said she inherited a well-oiled media machine. She should know, as she has been with the organization for … 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
“Lord Jesus Christ, by Your own three days in the tomb, You hallowed the graves of all who believe in You, and so made the grave a sign of hope that promises Resurrection.” — … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City issued the following statement Oct. 27, in response to the shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue during services, which the Anti-Defamation League is … more
Given the controversial, politically sensitive nature of the subject matter, there may be a narrow window of opportunity for moviegoers to view one of the most thought-provoking films to come along … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight held nothing back in his homily for the closing Mass at the Missouri Catholic Conference 2018 Annual Assembly. “The little ones among us are deserving of the … more
“This Pope is not afraid to get his hands dirty, walk the dirty streets of our towns and cities or get the hem of his white cassock soiled or his shoes scruffy.” Bishop Joseph N. Perry … more
Passing churches on his daily commute from Jefferson City to St. Louis, Brad Copeland thought about what it would be like to work for God. He’d say: “Lord, I wish I could do some … more
In the wake of recent natural disasters, the Jefferson City diocese contributed $10,000 to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Bishop W. Shawn McKnight authorized a payment of $5,000 … more
“Before you say anything, they see your eyes,” Dr. Edward Hogan said to a group of about 100 people, including two bishops. “What your eyes need to say to them is, … more
CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THE SIDEWALK.  God is answering prayers on the sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood in Columbia. Now that an appellate court has lifted an … more
This article points to the far-reaching effects of the Church’s manifold mission endeavors. This weekend, Oct. 20-21, World Mission Sunday will be celebrated in churches throughout the … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight will host a series of listening sessions and shared prayer opportunities regarding the abuse crisis in the Church. He hopes to gather information, insight and prayers … more
RELATED VIDEO: "Praying the Rosary" RELATED VIDEO: "History of the Rosary" The Rosary simultaneously manages to be one of the easiest and the most difficult prayers of the Catholic … more
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