Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER -- In all fairness On the surface, Jesus sells pretty well. Who wouldn’t want forgiveness, grace and eternal life? I know I do. But once you get into the weeds, it can be a little more challenging. …
SAUCIER -- Nurturing nature We were on a retreat in the rugged Ozark foothills — a day aside for prayer and reflection. In one of our silent hours, I ventured into the pathless woods.  The woods have always …
Parishes and schools
Deacon Matt McLaughlin is back at the Rolla Newman Center ... Deacon Matthew McLaughlin’s rocky road back to the faith ran through the middle of the University Missouri-Rolla (UMR) campus and into the Rolla Catholic Newman Center. Several decades …
Helias Catholic H.S.’s ‘Crucifix Entrance’ blessed, rededicated CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. The 30-foot-tall crucifix that gives the student entrance to Helias Catholic High School its name is much more than a symbol for the …
Campers learn Fr. Tolton’s story through a mother’s voice Through the mind of a historian and the heart of a mom, Venerable Father Augustus Tolton’s heroic virtues were given a full hearing before the children at a camp bearing his name. …
Beauty of the Eucharist to be topic of Women’s Pilgrimage

Catholic author, podcaster and presenter Patty Schneier is convinced that a single day can make all the difference. She hopes women throughout the Jefferson City diocese will set that day aside …

Around the Diocese
Teresa Tomeo to headline Women’s Ministry fall events, Oct. 6-7

“Offer it up to God and put it at the foot of the cross.” Say that with the same “Jersey” accent as the family matriarch on a dozen TV sit-coms, and you’ll hear …

Dwena Winkler did not know what to expect from the Cathedral of St. Joseph’s renovation. During her visit to the nearly completed Cathedral on Aug. 7, she could not believe what she saw. …
The Board of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has selected an experienced charities professional to serve as the agency’s next executive director. Litz Main …
“What part of ourselves do we deliberately choose to reserve from belonging to Christ and his Church?” Every Christian must seriously consider that question in order to become a true …
National & World News
Papal nuncio mentions Catholic Charities as example of synodality in the service of evangelization
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Pope Francis’s representative to this country came and saw the work of Catholic Charities … Read More
Missouri lawmakers send ban on gender reassignment surgery, treatments for minors to governor for signature
Missouri lawmakers passed a bill May 10 banning certain types of medical or surgical gender reassignment procedures for minors who … Read More
Human composting, alkaline hydrolysis not acceptable for burial, say U.S. bishops
Two new alternatives to burial and cremation fail to comply with the Catholic Church’s teaching on respect for the bodies of the … Read More
Celebrating a decade of change and renewal with Pope Francis
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. For a decade, even when discussing the internal workings of the Vatican, Pope Francis has … Read More
Parishioner from Democratic Republic of Congo highlights message of pope’s visit
Therèse Nti wants the world to pay serious attention to what Pope Francis said and did during his Jan. 31-Feb. 3 visit to South Sudan … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference
Columbia Sacred Heart parishioners discuss Church’s position on the death penalty
When issues of public safety collide with the sanctity of human life, it’s always best to avoid actions that cause harm without a … Read More
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