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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — A dress for Vilma My friend is an Irish nun, an English nurse, and a Peruvian missionary. I met her over 40 years ago when she was an energetic idealist with a call to dress the wounds, cure the sickness, and hold …
SAUCIER — Relived in the retelling Overhearing their conversation was unavoidable. It was intense — not heated but genuine, not loud but impassioned. It was not what you would expect from two men standing at an ab …
Parishes and schools
Official Decree of Appointments The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   RETIREMENT Deacon Francis X. Ruggerio, from assisting the Pastor of St. Thomas More …
Fr. Patrick Dolan: 50 years of missionary Priesthood Father Patrick Dolan took the role of St. Peter one Holy Thursday during an unusually long foot-washing at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. “Master,” he eventually called out, …
Discernment continues as pastors settle into new assignments Priests throughout the Jefferson City diocese are settling into new or modified assignments, following a large round of pastoral appointments that took effect July 1. Many of them are entering …
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
Contributions help solidify mission partnerships around the world

These are the days of the year the sugarcane plantation workers in the Negros Occidental region of the Philippines call “tiempo muerto.” That is “dead time,” when …

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Veterans United Foundation to help create a health and social services center for Mid-Missouri …
Some 175 faithful gathered on June 26 to honor a pioneering African American priest now on the path to sainthood, whose heroic virtues are a model for modern times. Archbishop Nelson Pérez …
Recent flash-flooding in central and northeastern Missouri probably wasn’t of a significant magnitude to trigger a federal disaster declaration. Nonetheless, Catholic Charities of Central …
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
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
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
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