Across the Diocese
Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Without a doubt Our daughter-in-law was changing her 2-year-old. The little one looked up at her mother and said, “Mommy, you’re pretty.” Mommy gently kissed her and replied, “Caroline, …
SAUCIER — With friends surrounded “Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” I could picture Athenaeus time-traveling from third century Egypt to our firepit in northwest …
Parishes and schools
Former Cathedral of St. Joseph music director to profess final vows in the Society of the Divine Word Frater Carl Gales of the Divine Word Missionaries recently completed a half-marathon. “At one time, I tried to train for a full marathon but kind of tanked out at mile 17,” said Frater …
Linn St. George School’s “Mr. M” receives BSA Outstanding Educator Award Robert “Mr. M” Maranowski of St. George School in Linn is the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Five Rivers District’s first recipient of the Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator …
Students of St. Andrew School in Tipton show their work A cavalcade of student artwork adorned the walls of Centennial Hall on the Fairgrounds in California. The Youth Art Show at the Moniteau County Fair was music to Donna Raymond’s …
Events
July 24 Laurie pilgrimage speaker can relate to “bored” young Catholics

Maggie Craig grew up Catholic, went to Catholic school and got terribly bored with it as a teenager. “It didn’t seem to relate to me, and I couldn’t understand why it was so …

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
Roodhouse to advise Bishop McKnight on matters pertaining to canon law

As a young man, Benjamin Roodhouse’s goal in life was to join the U.S. Navy, serve his country as a Navy pilot “and possibly die gloriously in battle.” The events of 9/11 …

Refugee Services of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) is seeking local assistance for the possible arrival of refugees from Afghanistan. As the only refugee resettlement …
The Catholic Church has had a significant impact on Missouri from the beginnings of its statehood 200 years ago. Aug 10, 2021, marked the bicentennial anniversary of the founding of the Show-Me …
Our world has been facing a health crisis for more than a year now, unprecedented in modern times. More than 4.3 million people have died from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, and we have seen a …
National & World News
Pope to grandparents, all elderly people ‘You are needed’
Writing to his peers, Catholics who have reached a venerable age like he has, Pope Francis told older Catholics that God is close to … Read More
Pope released from hospital, prays at Rome basilica
Ten days after undergoing intestinal surgery, Pope Francis was released from Rome’s Gemelli hospital, the Vatican confirmed. In a … Read More
Hundreds gather outside hospital to greet recovering pope
Pilgrims and well-wishers gathered at Rome’s Gemelli hospital to greet Pope Francis as he made his first public appearance in a week … Read More
Philadelphia archbishop — ‘Pioneering priest Fr. Tolton a model for healing racism’
Some 175 faithful gathered on June 26 to honor a pioneering African American priest now on the path to sainthood, whose heroic virtues … Read More
With world still in knots, pope turns to Mary with prayers
Reaching the finish line of a monthlong Rosary marathon, Pope Francis again turned to Mary, asking her to untie specific knots that … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
Pro-life advocates herald the ‘Missouri Miracle’ during this year’s Midwest March for Life
CLICK HERE to see two galleries of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to read a related article. Hymns and prayers, cheers and … Read More
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