Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Unbeknownst to us In the Acts of the Apostles, we see the burgeoning life of the early Christian community and people on fire to share this life with others. It also holds up a mirror in which we can see ourselves …
SAUCIER — Buckets and bouquets Covid has caused many to consider the uncertainty of life. Sales of headstones have increased, and the term “bucket list” is popping up in articles and ads. That’s good. …
Parishes and schools
Celebrating Fr. Tolton’s legacy of welcome, mercy CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. The St. Thomas More Newman Center Chapel’s windows depict the waters of heaven and earth, separated at Creation and reunited through …
Faithful note Fr. Tolton’s 135th priestly anniversary One hundred thirty-five years and one day after Venerable Father Augustus Tolton’s priestly ordination, about 40 people gathered for Sunday worship at the place where he received his priestly …
God never gave up on Sr. Linda Markway’s vocation Jefferson City native Sister Linda Markway started out wondering what God could give to her. It took her a long time to figure out what He wanted her to give to Him. “God gave me this …
Events
Midwest March for Life to emphasize the power of unity, April 14

An astounding display of unity and affirmation of human life will be held on the grounds of the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 14. This year’s Midwest March for Life and rally will unite …

Around the Diocese
New diocesan Coat of Arms filled with symbolism

It stands apart. The colors and design of the Jefferson City diocese’s new Coat of Arms are unmistakable. “The central component is the cross, the instrument of our …

Racism continues to contaminate society and the Church. Three guilty verdicts against a former Minneapolis police officer in last May’s death of George Floyd do not change that. “In …
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. “Where are you going? Where are you headed?” Those were the Blessed Mother’s first words to St. Juan Diego during one …
Merciful like the Father. Merciful like the Son. “All of our past sins against God and one another have been nailed to the cross; so now is the time for us to practice the mercy we have …
National & World News
Polish pilgrims mark anniversary of attempt to assassinate St. John Paul
An elderly man stood alone in St. Peter’s Square May 13, using his wooden rosary beads to pray by a simple plaque marking the place … Read More
Pope calls for monthlong global prayer marathon to end pandemic
Pope Francis has called for a global prayer marathon for the entire month of May, praying for the end to the pandemic. “The … Read More
Abp. Gomez: Pope wants Church to be ‘the vanguard in society’
Pope Francis’ encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” is a “challenging document” because of the many issues it covers, but it’s also … Read More
Faith amid the ruins
Pope Francis summarized his “pilgrimage of faith and penitence” to Iraq in a prayer: “If God is the God of life — for so He … Read More
Kansas Catholics recall priest’s wartime ministry, heroism in POW camp
William Hansen kept his silence for over 50 years about being one of the POWs who buried Father Emil Kapaun’s body after the priest … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
State's Catholic bishops urge lawmakers to fund Medicaid expansion
Bishop W. Shawn Mc-Knight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri issued a statement April 13 calling on state lawmakers to … Read More
Bishops call for an end to the federal death penalty
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight joined Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis and their fellow U.S. Catholic bishops in calling for a … Read More
Bishops, state officials release information on safety, ethics of potential COVID-19 vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines being developed by two major pharmaceutical companies do not contain human fetal tissue and are free of aluminum … Read More
Missouri’s Roman Catholic Bishops issue statement on COVID-19 vaccines
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops, in their role as officers of the Missouri Catholic Conference, issued the following statement on … Read More
Missouri’s Catholic bishops issue statement on passage of Amendment 2, expanding Medicaid
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops, in their role as officers of the Missouri Catholic Conference, issued the following statement on … Read More