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Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri are asking voters to vote “no” on Amendment 3, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana in the … more
In heaven, God’s memory alone is enough. On earth, it is necessary for His agents in the Church to “let paper remember so that you can forget.” The spirit of that dictum is … more
Jacob Luecke views the Church in central and northeastern Missouri as a richly textured mosaic of stories, waiting to be shared. His newfound mission is to help magnify and illuminate those … more
Their harmonic strains can be heard on any given Sunday, echoing off stained glass or radiating across crowded churchyards in and near the heart of the Jefferson City diocese. They are the Osage … more
Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez of Denver offered Mass in that city’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception June 6, the 104th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Julia … more
Pope Francis is prone to speeding up the tempo of the metered prose known as Catholic social teaching. He refers to those who put that teaching into practice with their work and action as … more
In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed in the United States from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year, The Catholic Missourian is conducting interviews to shed light on the … more
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, a celebration of the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and achievements across … more
Several charter members of the St. Peter Parish conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Jefferson City set their sights on Dean Dutoi. “My invitation was basically, … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. Several hundred young people, mostly students at the University of Missouri, Columbia College and Stephens College in Columbia, attended this year’s … more
Lots of words could have been used to describe the downstairs Undercroft of the Cathedral of St. Joseph for its first 53 years of existence. “Welcoming” probably wasn’t one of … more
National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year. The dates coincide with the Independence Day celebrations for five Latin American … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Annette Owens was smiling at the baby in the stroller as the woman softly spoke. “I had an abortion when I was 15.” The woman confided that … more
The Mother of Christ, who bore inscrutable sorrow throughout her Son’s suffering and death, stands resolutely beside all of her adopted children in their times of greatest need. “In … more
When Don Wiegand was a sophomore at Mercy High School in St. Louis, his art teacher, Sister Corlita, made a comment to him that changed the course of his life. “She told me that I drew like … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see a gallery of photos. “We are rooted deep in tradition here.” Callie Westhues watched 3- and 4-year-olds play together in a bright, open room stocked with … more
Catholics of all ages in this diocese might soon be able to recite the late Monsignor Thomas McGread’s definition of Catholic stewardship. But what, in fact, does “the grateful … more
Eliza Randle knew what she was getting into when she signed up for Camp Siena this summer. “It wasn’t just a camp with Jesus,” she said. “It was Jesus with a … more
One of Sister Bernita Wasinger’s students called her “the different-est sister I’ve ever known.” That was nearly 70 years ago. Some things don’t change very … more
Father Christopher Cordes delights in the brotherly bond he shares with those who minister in the person of Christ at altars throughout the Jefferson City diocese. Now, he ministers not only with … more
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