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CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO JILL ALBERTI’S PRESENTATION. The quality of communication is often the difference between whether people accept their role as stewards of the Gospel or abdicate the … more
Father Simeon Etonu extended his arms in a blessing over the people and the ground they were standing on. “May God, our hope and our strength, fill you with peace and the Holy Spirit,” … more
Marilyn Bassett had leveraged a patriotic surge she experienced on a high school trip into a 30-year career with the U.S. military. Now, she was back in Washington, D.C., where it all … more
Advent is a good time for an examination of conscience and to receive the sacrament of reconciliation in preparation for Christmas. Here is a partial list of Advent communal reconciliation … more
Click here for a PDF version for printing Bishop McKnight issued the following statement on Nov. 16, 2018: The November General Assembly of Bishops in Baltimore was a difficult but … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has accepted and acted upon a request from the pastoral council of the Mission of St. Martha in Wayland to be combined with neighboring St. Michael parish in Kahoka. The … more
“Imagine if tomorrow you woke up with only those things that you thanked God for today.” To live gratefully is the best way to live that I know — the best way to the joy, depth … more
Father Geoffrey Brooke was in a college Bible study at St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbia when a fellow student confided, “I think I’m being called to be a … more
“God seems to have preferred a world in which He would offer mercy over a world in which mercy would not be needed. “And He wanted that mercy to cost something of … more
Deacon Alan Sims got a call from Deacon Ray Purvis, administrator of the diocesan Permanent Diaconate Office. He said Bishop W. Shawn McKnight was looking for a deacon to be diocesan director of … more
At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) refrained from voting on two proposals they were to discuss at their Baltimore meeting regarding their response to the … more
Some people organize or participate in pilgrimages to Washington, D.C., each January to march for life. Some wear out their shoes in the marble-clad halls of Congress and state legislatures, … more
This year’s collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will be taken up in parishes the weekend of Nov. 17-18, coinciding with the Second World Day of the … more
In addition to Mass being available in many Catholic parishes on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 22), many local ministerial alliances organize ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer services in the days … more
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL TEXT OF BISHOP MCKNIGHT’S NOV. 8 STATEMENT. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is challenging fellow bishops throughout the United States to join him in applying renewed … more
The following is Bishop W. Shawn Mcknight’s Nov. 8, 2018, statement on release of names of priests and religious brothers credibly accused or re-moved from ministry in the Diocese of Jefferson … more
Remember Maytag’s “ol’ lonely” repairman ad on television? It had this melancholic man in a blue uniform, sitting in his shop and waiting for the phone that would never … more
Pope Francis prayed for those affected by a deadly attack inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, calling it an act of inhumane violence. “We are all hurt by this inhumane act of violence,” … more
Dr. Daniel Lapsley believes American civilization may owe its future to the generation of young people who are now in high school and college. Sometimes referred to as “Generation Z” … more
For 30 years, Roy Petitfils has been hearing teenagers say how much they want a meaningful relationship with their parents. When they don’t get that, they start substituting other things, … more
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