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Columbia native Father Kendall A. Ketterlin, former director of the Catholic Newman Center in Rolla, was recently ordained a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Bishop James V. … more
“God was right there, wrapped all around me. He was insulation between me and the world.” Chris Salter and her family were hovering in the basement of their home across from the old … more
“My dear people,” the bishop called out, “let us pray that the all-powerful Father may pour out the gifts of heaven on this servant of His, whom He has chosen to be a … more
People in risk management often refer to natural disasters as “an act of God.” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, the clergy and people of this diocese are determined to make the Catholic … more
“Why did God allow the tornado?” asked Joanne Koechner of Tipton. “Maybe so Missouri could show the world how to set aside differences and love thy neighbor.” She might … more
A bunch of rules. A long “honey do” list. More than a bit of guilt and seething resentment. Faith and religion without the love story is a lot like a marriage without the love … more
Beethoven’s “Hymn to Joy” rang out as the students processed single-file down the aisle and out the massive doors of Sacred Heart Church. Sacred Heart High School’s Class … more
The sponsor of the Missouri bill to ban abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy described how the measure moved through the Legislature as being like human life itself. “This bill started … more
In a May 14 statement, the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) applauded the Missouri General Assembly for passing HB 192, an important corrections reform bill that could impact thousands of lives. HB … more
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will not renew its St. Louis clinic’s license expiring May 31 unless the clinic makes changes to … more
Four committee chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops May 24 praised proposed regulations to restore “the long-standing position of the federal government that discrimination on … more
It’s not surprising when people who experience life-threatening disasters have trouble letting go of the fear. Children are often particularly vulnerable to lingering anxiety after events … more
Local Knights of Columbus and family members host a free pork-steak meal for local first-responders in Jefferson City the evening of May 24, a day and a half after a major tornado cut a swath of … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:     CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PASTORS   Reverend Daniel I.J. Lueckenotte, from pastor of St. … more
It requires a staggering amount of courage and perseverance for people to discover and embrace God’s plan for their salvation. Yet, the Lord always provides. Father Christopher Aubuchon, … more
They didn’t know where they were going because they couldn’t see. They had to stop, ask the right questions and listen to the answers. Blindfolded middle-schoolers gained such … more
“I Am.” Two simple words that acknowledge the inadequacy of human intellect to comprehend everything that is God. Looking to Him from a place of wonderment, trust and total reliance … more
Carol Hartman’s husband Charles was in frail health but knew he could count on her to take care of him. After he passed away seven years ago, she decided to reinvest her time and energy in … more
Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton is the most famous person to have been baptized into the Church in what was once St. Peter parish in Brush Creek, but there were many, many others. All of … more
Christopher Hoffmann from Sedalia and Ryan Bax from Jefferson City, who are seminarians for the Jefferson City diocese, had just graduated from Conception Seminary College in Conception on May 12. … more
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