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Franciscan Father James Puglis occasionally gets lost in the mystery of the Priesthood. It just seems too good to be true. “It’s awesome,” he said. “Sometimes while … more
Father Stephen Jones sums up Catholic stewardship in two words. “Follow Me.” That invitation from Jesus echoes throughout salvation history, calling all who encounter Him not just … more
The pandemic has altered some of the methods but none of the urgency in discerning a new pastoral plan for the Jefferson City diocese and all of its parishes. “There are things that may have … more
Only a tiny fraction of the more than 60 million aborted babies in the United States have had a proper burial. People of faith throughout the United States came together on Sept. 12 to pray for … more
“El Puente” means “The Bridge,” but the new headquarters for El Puente–Hispanic Ministry in Jefferson City could just as easily be known as “El Centro” or … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  Christian leaders, especially those within the Church, all have something in common. They are servants and stewards. “It is … more
Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, chaplain of the Missouri House of Representatives, led the members in prayer at the beginning of their deliberations for the 2020 Veto Session on Sept. 16: … more
In seven sentences in “Evangelii Gaudium” (“Joy of the Gospel”), Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation on the New Evangelization, the reigning pontiff presents a clear … more
Father Paul Clark knows that promoting vocations in the diocese is full-time work. For everyone. Not just the director of the Diocesan Vocation Office. “We are all full-time vocation … more
If it’s worth doing, it will be worth doing differently. New realities call for changes in how the Church in this area carries out its mandate to baptize, teach and form disciples of Jesus … more
If Benedictine Father Pachomius Meade ever wondered what it would be like to be a dad, he’s about to step into a similar role. The Palmyra native and former associate pastor of Our Lady of … more
Despite having the world turned upside down over the past six months due to COVID-19, there are some things that are still sacred. Just ask Angelle Hall, director of campus ministry at the St. … more
Father Dennis Meyer, a member of the Missionaries of La Salette, who grew up in Jefferson City and is noting his 50th priestly anniversary this year, will offer the Mass and preach the homily at the … more
People who knew him eulogized Venerable Father Augustus Tolton, a former slave from northeastern Missouri, as “an apostle to the people.” Namely, he knew what it took to lead them to … more
Steel sharpened steel last year as the leaders and faculty of Helias Catholic High School prayed, deliberated and even argued over an official vision statement encapsulating their loftiest … more
During her years working at a home for retired sisters in St. Louis, Sister Anita Marie Lischwe of the School Sisters of Notre Dame made a point of visiting the nearby cemetery each day and praying … more
“For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another.” — … more
CLICK HERE to read the full text of Bishop McKnight's Aug. 21 official decree.    By Jay Nies Out of abundant concern for the common good and especially for people who are most at … more
“It’s been a while since we’ve been together here. But God has never left us.” Principal Lisa Grellner’s voice boomed over the P.A. system in the St. George School … more
Father Nicholas Reid was scheduled for his first shift of chaplain residency in the trauma ward at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Instead, he wound up in the center’s … more
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