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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Blessed are the humble It was a greedy, aggressive cancer. Not content to feast on his lungs, it metastasized, seeking total conquest of his body.  It seemed to win. We had his funeral yesterday: a royal …
SAUCIER — Be it resolved As many as 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. As few as 8% keep them. (Most of these are skinny, self-driven perfectionists.) The past two years, the most popular (and …
Parishes and schools
Warm food and hearts on Christmas Day at Warsaw K. of C. dinner SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Richard Herndon remembers the best Christmas he’s ever had. About 15 years ago, his father, Richard Herndon, spent the early part of the day at the …
UPDATED: In word and deed, pope emeritus inspired priests of this diocese and some with ties to it SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. This updated version includes further insight from Monsignor David Cox. A seminarian who would become Father Jason Doke was serving at a Mass offered by …
Sedalia St. Vincent de Paul Parish volunteers save lives over Christmas at warming shelter The following is a first-person witness given by two deacons who assist the pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Sedalia. “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in …
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
Diocese mourns the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

CLICK HERE for a schedule of Memorial Masses to be offered in the diocese Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City released the following message on Dec. 31, upon the death in Vatican City of …

The hallmark of OSV News, a new Catholic news service that launched Jan. 1, is to provide news and content “that speaks to truth in charity in a way that unites,” said OSV Publisher Scott …
Christmas light forever changes all it touches. It radiates through the ages, pushing back the darkness and revealing aspects of God’s wisdom and love. “What we celebrate today is …
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18d) 2022 was a year of transition …
National & World News
Bishops offer prayers after deadly St. Louis school shooting
Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis and Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City offered prayers after three people died … Read More
Regional report for Synod focuses on communion, listening, welcome, collaboration
Growing in faith, welcoming outsiders and people who are marginalized, listening with intent to understand, and finding new ways to … Read More
Pope consecrates Ukraine, Russia to Mary
As Russia’s violent monthlong invasion continued to devastate Ukraine, Pope Francis laid the fates of both countries at the feet of … Read More
“Through prayer, ‘organizing hope,’ we reveal Christ’s love to those in need”
The following was written by the bishop of Gallup, New Mexico, who is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) … Read More
Bishop McKnight urges faithful to continue praying for peace
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is encouraging people throughout the Jefferson City diocese to continue praying and offering up sacrifices … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
Missouri’s Catholic bishops urge no-vote on constitutional amendment on recreational marijuana
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri are asking voters to vote “no” on Amendment 3, which … Read More
2022 MCC honoree has helped promote charity, mercy through St. Vincent de Paul Society
Several charter members of the St. Peter Parish conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Jefferson City set their sights on … Read More
Jamie Morris is appointed executive director, general council of Missouri Catholic Conference
Jamie Morris and Deacon Tyler McClay were representing the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) at a brutally contentious hearing in the … Read More
Thanksgiving, renewed resolve in light of Roe’s demise
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. … Read More
Dcn. McClay reflects on his time at Missouri Catholic Conference
For years, Deacon Tyler McClay has patiently listened to people say that the Church should “stay in your own lane” and avoid … Read More