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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 … more
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
It’s not just about the Sacrament of Holy Communion; it’s about the communion of the Church. There’s been much interest in whether the United States Conference of Catholic … more
During an historic pandemic, our country faces one of the most contentious presidential election campaigns in recent memory. Some of our fellow Americans may be wondering if they are living in the … more
“For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another.” — … more
On June 21, 2020, the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the patroness of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight preached a homily at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, in which he … more
It’s summer, and for some it’s a time of vacation and relaxation. For our pastors and parish pastoral councils, it’s a time to gather the discernment of parishioners and develop … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article.  Now that I have reached my two-year anniversary as your bishop, I find myself grateful every day for the opportunity to be the shepherd for God’s … more
This Advent, many Catholics throughout our diocese will be participating in a four-session program called “A Steward’s Way.” We’ll be meeting in small groups in our … more
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