The Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) has posted links to its 2021 Virtual Annual Assembly.
In lieu of holding an in-person event at the Capitol, the MCC has curated a six-episode collection of its podcast, “MCC from the Capitol,” available on Spotify, Apple and Google podcasts, or via mocatholic.org.
New episodes focus on a variety of topics, all tied to the theme of Missouri’s Bicentennial year.
Episode titles include:
“We invite you to read the descriptions of each episode and listen to those that interest you, but we especially encourage you to listen to those that you may not be familiar with,” said Deacon Tyler McClay, MCC executive director.
“We are confident you will come away with a deeper knowledge and understanding of each of these topics,” he said.
The event is live at mocatholic.org and begins with a message from Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis.
“As Catholics, we are called to engage in these challenges, drawing upon our faith and our great body of teachings to address them as best we can. We must not shrink from these challenges or fall victim to despair,” the archbishop states in his message. “We are, after all, a people of hope — hope in the endless love of God the Father and in the resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.”
The MCC is the public-policy agency of the state’s four Roman Catholic dioceses, actively promoting laws and policies that reflect the common good and the Church’s social teachings.
In years past, the MCC Annual Assembly has drawn hundreds of Catholics from throughout Missouri to the State Capitol in Jefferson City for a keynote address, workshops on various public-policy issues, and Mass.
Organizers hope to be able to have an in-person event next year.
In the meantime, “we encourage all Missouri Catholics to participate in this year’s event, conveniently located and aired wherever you are, whenever you’re ready to listen,” stated Deacon McClay.