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The exhumed remains of a woman with ties to the Jefferson City diocese are at rest in Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. They are of Servant of God Julia … more
“Well, just what is Centering Prayer?” “Is it OK for a Catholic to engage in this practice?” I often hear these or similar questions asked. As a Catholic priest … more
Benedictine Father Pachomius Meade is grateful for four years at MU and in his home diocese By Jay Nies Although known for effective preaching, Benedictine Father Pachomius Meade has made … more
Nineteenth-century German statesman Otto von Bismarck claimed that no one who respects the law or enjoys eating sausage should see either being made. Recently retired Missouri Catholic … more
“With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for You.” The people joined in with growing intensity on the choir’s a capella choruses of … more
Elijah Korenberg has some advice for his fellow graduates and all others who were recently sealed with the Holy Spirit in confirmation. Stay with it, even when it gets tough. “You … more
Members of Church of the Resurrection parish in Wellsville must now go to a neighboring parish for weekend and holyday Masses. The change is part of an ongoing reorganization of pastoral … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNM) is going places, having placed its new Mobile Resource Bus (MRB) into service. Dubbing it the “Chariot of Charity,” Bishop … more
They were classmates, teammates, friends and fellow Trailblazers. “But most importantly we are brothers and sisters in Christ,” Mary Kaitlyn Condict, Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic … more
Click here to see a gallery of photos from this event.  Members and friends of St. Joseph parish in Westphalia took part in an outdoor procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Mass … more
“Don’t take a vacation from your vocation!” These words are often repeated this time of year in seminaries across the country. The warning is to remind seminarians of the … more
The salvation of souls must always be the supreme law of the Church. Father Mark Porterfield believes understanding the last canon in the Code of Canon Law, encapsulated above, is key to putting … more
Father P. Gregory Oligschlaeger’s second-grade teacher would ask which of the boys in her class wanted to be priests.  “I always put my hand up,” said Fr. … more
He called it “dancing in tongues.” “Seeing everybody out on the dance floor together, people from so many different cultures, was one of the most beautiful things I’ve … more
“The eyes of all creatures look to You, and You give them their food in due time.” The verses of Psalm 145 drifted antiphonally across the chapel of the Alphonse J. Schwartze … more
Members and friends of St. Joseph parish in Westphalia take part in an outdoor procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Mass on Sunday, June 3, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s prayer intention for this month is “for parishes receiving new pastoral leaders.” There are more than 20 of these under an Official Decree the … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed several priests to serve in special roles for the Jefferson City diocese. Among these are a new diocesan vocation director and assistant vocation … more
One of the most important duties of a diocesan bishop (and a humbling one, too) is the appointment of the clergy and others to pastoral positions. Several parishes learned last weekend that … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight offers Mass at the National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, on the Monday after Pentecost, which Pope Francis declared to be a universal feastday in honor of Mary, … more
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