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Faith, gratitude — “keys” to latest CSA success

  Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s episcopal motto, “Gratias Agamus Domino” — “Let us give thanks to the Lord” — applies to all seasons and … more

Bishop preaches against racism

Aware of the weight of history on the present, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight plans to make a personal pilgrimage this month to St. Peter Church in Brush Creek.   That simple, stone church … more

Catholic educators get a "push" for the "final stretch"

The late Bishop Kenneth Untener of Saginaw, Michigan, once asked a gathering of Catholics in his diocese what they wanted for their Church. Some said they envisioned dynamic youth ministry, … more

State’s bishops address concealed weapons in churches

Calling it a threat to religious freedom, Missouri’s Catholic bishops are opposing a potential state law that would allow people to carry concealed weapons into churches without the … more

Sedalia Sacred Heart High School students help at Chrism Mass

A group of freshmen from Sacred Heart High School in Sedalia traveled to the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City to serve in important roles in year’s Mass of the Holy … more

Bishop McKnight celebrates first Chrism Mass in diocese

No priests: no Eucharist. No Eucharist: no communion. No communion: no Church. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight asserted that reality at his first Mass of the Holy Chrism as bishop of the … more

U.S. Catholic leaders concerned by low number of resettled refugees

Catholic leaders wrote to the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security March 26 expressing concern for the low number of refugees to be resettled this year in the United … more

PHOTOS: Mass of the Holy Chrism

Hundreds of laypeople joined Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City; Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos, who led the Jefferson City diocese for 20 years; Bishop Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary bishop of … more

Holy Rosary School vocalists gave up recess for Lent

CUTLINE: Dentin Hays, Ben Lemongelli and Aidan Oswald practice singing. — Photo by Forrest Gossett, courtesy of the Salt River … more

Pastors share insights into Holy Week

Christians throughout the world are observing Holy Week, the most solemn week of the Church’s year. The following reflections and examinations of Holy Week by Dominican Father Richard … more

God's Kingdom is at hand for those becoming Catholic at Easter

By Jay Nies Melissa Schupp Martin is coming to realize that the God of justice is also the God of mercy. “I’m over 40 now, so you’d think I would have learned that … more

Important milestone for Fr. Tolton beatification cause

Another key milestone has been reached in discerning whether Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton should be beatified — a big step toward declaring him a saint. Historical consultants … more

Bishop invites people home to the Church in Holy Week TV spots

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is making a special appeal to invite Catholics who have been away from their faith home back to the Church this Easter. The diocese’s new bishop is featured in two … more

18 men from throughout diocese installed as acolytes

God’s love changes everything. All who come to believe in Jesus and accept Him with all their whole heart are transformed by God’s love, which radically alters the course of their … more

Bishop accepts gift of students’ prayers, sacrifices

Look closely. Each drifting seed from the dandelion is a thumbprint. Each thumbprint represents 500 prayers prayed or sacrificial or charitable acts carried out by people of the Jefferson City … more

Owensville parish mission, March 26-28

Passionist Father Bob Weiss will lead a parish mission from March 26-28, Monday through Wednesday of Holy Week, at Immaculate Conception parish in Owensville. Fr. Weiss will give mission talks … more

Bishop McKnight local radio interview available on demand

Jefferson City radio host Hal Dulle’s 45-minute interview with Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s on KWOS Radio’s March 17 “Saturday Open Air” program can now be heard … more

PHOTOS: Bishop McKnight leads Missouri House in prayer

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City makes his first visit to the Missouri House of Representatives March 15, leading the prayer at the beginning of the day’s session and greeting several … more

St. Louis Public Library exhibit on sisters, through April 30

By the time of the St. Louis Public Library’s founding in 1865, Catholic sisters had already been at work for nearly a half-century in St. Louis. Starting in 1818 with the Society of the … more

PHOTOS: Bishop McKnight installs 18 acolytes

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City installed 19 men from parishes throughout the diocese as acolytes, an important step in their preparation for becoming permanent deacons, during Mass on … more
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