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In this guest commentary, the U.S. ambassador to the Holy See reflects on the projects and values the U.S. and the Vatican worked together on in 2018: One year ago, on Dec. 22, 2017, I had the … more
To get a bill on providing humanitarian aid to Christians in the Middle East passed by the House and Senate and on to President Donald Trump to sign “was a long and arduous journey,” … more
Elide Pena, 55, grins when she talks about her favorite Christmas memory: the time when she fell under Santa’s sleigh attempting to grab a toy for one of her grandchildren during a Christmas … more
Delegations from the Vatican and from Vietnam reported continued progress in their discussions, including agreeing on “upgrading” relations with a permanent papal representative “in … more
Few dissidents who were exiled to gulags, the labor camps run by the Soviet Union, would think of them as pleasant experiences. But for Myroslav Marynovych, a Ukrainian who was jailed for being … more
“Righteous Among Nations.” This honor has been bestowed on many who helped save the lives of Jewish people in Europe during the Holocaust of the 1930s and ’40s. However, one … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service. Several bishops who are planning to join a weeklong U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops retreat to start the New Year are trusting … more
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DOCUMENT.  Bishop W. Shawn McKnight couldn’t forget the opening remarks to Bishop Joseph N. Perry’s keynote address at the 2018 Missouri Catholic Conference … more
Catholic News Service Laypeople need to help the U.S. bishops get out from under the clerical sex abuse scandal that is plaguing the Church, said Bishop W. Shawn McKnight to Catholics of the … 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
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
The Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri on Nov. 12 released the following letter and statement, dated Oct. 6, 2018, to Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of Lafayette, Indiana, chairman for the U.S. Catholic … 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
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
Given the controversial, politically sensitive nature of the subject matter, there may be a narrow window of opportunity for moviegoers to view one of the most thought-provoking films to come along … more
In the wake of recent natural disasters, the Jefferson City diocese contributed $10,000 to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Bishop W. Shawn McKnight authorized a payment of $5,000 … more
The Catholic bishops of Washington state Oct. 11 applauded the unanimous decision of the state Supreme Court striking down the death penalty as unconstitutional. The court ruled its use is … more
Just because some young people disagree with Catholic moral teaching, including in the area of sexuality, does not mean the Church’s teachings are unclear or should change, Cardinal Robert … more
Pope Francis and many people attending the canonization Mass in St. Peter’s Square were alive when Pope St. Paul VI and St. Oscar Romero were alive, but the new saints’ relics and … more
At a time of technological and scientific progress, “we ought to feel shame” for not having advanced in “humanity and solidarity” enough to feed the world’s poor, Pope … more
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