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On July 16, 2021, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, issued an apostolic letter motu proprio entitled Traditionis custodes. This document alters Church law on the use of liturgical books from before … more
“They’re a great group of priests you have there. Wonderful human beings, great priests, holy men.” Archbishop Emeritus Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis spoke of 28 priests of the … more
Father Stephen Jones was describing the spirituality of Catholic stewardship and the bishop’s vision for fully integrating it into parish life in this diocese. Patricia Lutz and her husband … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Switchboard attendants at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital-Jefferson City had Father Louis Nelen’s and Father Jeremy Secrist’s phone numbers on speed-dial during the depths of the COVID-19 … more
CLICK HERE to see the first gallery of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to see the secone gallery of photos from this event. God and His Church have accepted Father Derek Hooper’s offer … more
This is the second of two articles by the chairman of the diocesan Liturgical Commission about a recent document from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on evaluating hymn lyrics. The … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   *** RETIREMENTS ***    Reverend John W. Groner, acceptance of resignation … more
Citing significantly lower infection rates, increased access to government-approved vaccines and the centrality of the Eucharist in Catholic life, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is summoning the faithful … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. “Genuflecting can be a great workout!” Maddie Greenway and about 1,200 other sixth- and seventh-graders learned that and many … more
A group of seminarians were on a nine-week pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Alone one morning in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Rev. Mr. Derek Hooper lay prostrate at the place where Jesus died on … more
The Church is for sinners, not just saints. There’s a fine distinction between the two. “Saints are what you get when sinners have an encounter with Christ,” said Maureen … more
This is the first of two articles by the chairman of the diocesan Liturgical Commission about a recent document from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on evaluating hymn lyrics. On Dec. 10, … more
A significant amount of the funding for the diocesan Communications Office’s digital evangelization work and efforts to help parishes become more responsive to their parishioners’ needs … more
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