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RELATED ARTICLE: Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse CLICK HERE TO SEE A RELATED VIDEO FROM CNS. Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PERMANENT DIACONATE   Deacon Jon M. Bequette, to assist the pastor of Holy Spirit … more
During the last days of April, a section of the student hub on the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington displayed a gallery of tales of pain but also of recovery and healing … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City came face to face with a victim of sexual abuse long before he was a bishop, when a friend in college confided in him about a rape. That experience, as a … more
Former Wardsville parishioner Patrick Castle PhD, founder of the LIFE Runners (www.liferun, the nation’s largest pro-life athletic team, had a role in the influential motion picture … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has updated the responsibilities and titles of two women with long ties to the Jefferson City diocese. On July 1, Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre … more
People sometimes do incomprehensibly horrible things, but prayer will eventually win out over hate. Dominican Father Richard Litzau, pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center parish in Columbia, … more
Something stands out when Olivia Hennon talks about Little Box of Sunshine, the award-winning not-for-profit charity she founded three years ago. She keeps saying “we.” “We … more
Do a search on the web for “support group” in Mid-Missouri and you will be amazed at how many support groups are out there! It is encouraging and hopeful that so many people who share … more
Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton’s legacy is as much about the future as it is about the past. The best way to honor him is by “moving forward, growing stronger, giving greater … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has summoned 13 men of the Jefferson City diocese to become permanent deacons. He plans to ordain them during Mass on Saturday, May 4, in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in … more
“I feel the shortage of priests will get worse before it gets better,” the late Father Joseph Boland wrote in 1990. “During this time, lay Catholics will have to take up some of the … more
Missouri lawmakers have until 6 p.m. on May 17 to finish all of their business for the current legislative session, including passage of HB 126, known as the Missouri Stands for the Unborn … more
The Funeral Mass for Loose Creek native Redemptoristine Sister Alice Gertrude Haslag, 93, was celebrated Feb. 4 at the Redemptoristine Chapel in Liguori, Missouri. Sr. Alice died Jan. 29 at St. … more
Pettis County native Columban Father Vincent J. “Vinnie” Youngkamp, 86 — a missionary priest with a heart for the people of Japan, his family and his friends — died on April 4 … more
Monsignor Gregory L. Higley, pastor of St. George parish in Hermann and Church of the Risen Savior parish in Rhineland, will lead this year’s Spring Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of … more
Father Louis Nelen, pastor of Cathedral of St. Joseph parish in Jefferson City, will take part in the seventh annual Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan celebration in the diocese on Saturday, May 18 in … more
The room buzzed with anticipation as the women greeted old friends and welcomed new faces in the Multipurpose Room of the Catholic Newman Center in Kirksville March 23. The room was decorated to … more
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) annual Catholic Home Missions Appeal will be taken up in parishes throughout the United States the weekend of April 27-28. The Appeal funds … more
As practicing Catholics, we observe examples of God’s miraculous works, including His help, love and inspiration, in our daily lives. God also helps skilled artisans with creative works of … more
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