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The big cross atop SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Jefferson City will stay lit for the foreseeable future, following an announcement from the Catholic healthcare provider that owns … more
Parish life can be a taste of heaven, both for people seeking refuge and for those who have already found it. Bringing that vision to life is hard work, but God multiplies the yield when priests … more
“They are a powerful force before God, praying on my behalf.” A priest of the Jefferson City diocese spoke of the women of the Seven Sisters Apostolate, who pray for him and his … more
Keeping people safe can be lonely and even thankless work. But law enforcement officers, firefighters, corrections officers, ambulance crew members, EMTs and all other first responders must never … more
Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is lofty and impressive — a house of worship, tabernacle of the Most Blessed Sacrament, symbol of the archbishop’s teaching … more
“I will always receive you with gentleness.” Blessed Father Francis Xavier Seelos had a way with people that made them want to be led to repentance, to reconciliation, to … more
Brooklyn priest Monsignor Raymond Roden got some interesting looks when he set about subtly sharing some of Servant of God Julia Greeley’s joy. While visiting a Brooklyn firehouse on the … more
Catholics in Russia are called to be “an evangelical seed” that bears the fruit of communion and unity, especially with Orthodox Christians, Pope Francis said. In a message published … more
In observance of the Month of the Rosary, parishes throughout the country will hold public Rosary rallies to pray for peace and conversion of the world. Here are some observances scheduled in the … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. “Get a life!” a motorist yelled out the window of a passing vehicle. “That’s exactly what we’re here for … more
Cancer, chemo and COVID-19. Father Paul Hartley’s 40th year of Priesthood has heaped challenge upon challenge. At least he can laugh about it. “I got over COVID in a … more
They were the wind beneath the hymns. Strong young members of St. Joseph Parish in Westphalia used to take turns pumping the bellows for the old pipe organ in their parish church. Their efforts … more
Military chaplains stand in the gap with their flock, interceding before commanding officers and the Supreme Commander of the Universe. Their ministry found full expression during the largest, … more
Knights of Columbus Council 2241 of St. Mary Parish in Shelbina and St. Patrick Parish in Clarence celebrated its 100th anniversary on Aug. 12. The Knights celebrated with a dinner and dance in … more
The telegraph wasn’t invented yet when St. Stephen Parish’s first members arrived in the Salt River Valley. Nearly 200 years later, their descendants are using digital communication … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) welcomed the first refugee from Afghanistan to Columbia Sept. 26, and the community joined with hearts wide open. Adel Khaffaji, of the … more
“The parish school ought to be the heart of the parish, wherein one of the most significant elements of the mission of a parish is accomplished: the education and formation of our youth in the … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Three rifle volleys followed by a bugle rendition of “Taps.” These sounds melded with the antiphonal cicadas, the stirring of … more
CLICK HERE to read an article from the Sept. 14, 2001, edition of The Catholic Missourian. CLICK HERE to reach a short reflection from the one-year anniversary.   Sept. 11 is the 20th … more
Fifth- through eighth-graders at Holy Family School in Freeburg captured a moment in time that they did not experience. They created posters and a three-dimensional image of the Twin Towers of the … more
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