Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — The long way home In our church, the Magi begin their journey at the far left side of the sanctuary. Over the 12 days of Christmas, they make their way across the apse, arriving at the Nativity scene just in time for …
SAUCIER — The time it takes When men and women are trying to conquer addiction — and all its bad judgments, bad actions and bad outcomes — a punch bowl and urns of coffee are all you will find at the Christmas party …
Parishes and schools
Young adults gather at St. Brendan in Mexico About 40 people from across Missouri attended the Resplenduit Advent day of recollection for young adults Dec. 21 at St. Brendan parish in Mexico. Aimed at Catholics ages 18 to 35, it included …
Sedalia SHHS students bring gift of Christmas to airmen of Whiteman AFB For many, Christmastime is for family and being with ones they love. But for many of the men and women who have made the sacrifice to serve their fellow man as members of the armed forces, being …
PHOTOS: Rorate Mass by candlelight before dawn Father Jeremy Secrist elevates the Most Blessed Sacrament while celebrating a Rorate Mass by candlelight before dawn on Saturday, Dec. 21. The Rorate Mass is an ancient Catholic tradition for the …
Youth News
BIBLE ACCENT: Lazarus and the Rich Man

In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus used another example of a rich man to teach His followers a lesson. Jesus told the parable of a wealthy man who lived a luxurious life, dressing in fine clothes and eating …

Many people have assumed that once millennials started to grow older and have kids, a large number would return to the Church or become more actively engaged. This has not materialized — …
St. Petronax (d. 747) was from Brescia, Italy, and joined the Benedictines. In 717, he traveled to the ruins of an abbey at Monte Cassino. The hermits living in the ruins elected him as their …
St. Eugene de Mazenod was born in France in 1782. He and his family fled to Italy during the French Revolution. Eugene returned 11 years later and decided to become a priest when he saw the state of …
Parents are concerned with the amount of time their children spend with media, and not knowing whether they're making the right choices.A study unveiled April 7 during an American Psychological …
Around the Diocese
Prayer for the Opening of Session, Missouri House of Representatives

“God is able to provide you in abundance for every good work.” — II Corinthians 9:8. Almighty God, our Creator, Whom we seek to serve and to Whom we look for guidance, we bow …

Servant of God Julia Greeley, who grew up in slavery near Hannibal before the Civil War, was known even in her lifetime as an Angel of Charity. Her self-effacing kindness, missionary zeal and …
Chaplain Tom Brack of the Moberly Correctional Center (MCC) welcomed Bishop W. Shawn McKnight to the chapel and asked about his just-completed visit to the prison’s Protective Custody Unit …
As more Catholics and future Catholics turn to the Web for information and guidance, it’s essential for every parish to be right there with them, informing, enlightening, consoling, guiding, …
National & World News
Fr. Reid takes part in Operation Christmas Drop in Guam
A U.S. Air Force chaplain from Camdenton serving in Alaska is spending this week in the Tropics, assisting with a massive humanitarian … Read More
Having a friend who is poor will help you get to heaven, Pope says
CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. The poor are the Church’s treasure because they give every Christian a chance to … Read More
Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, Pope says
Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition … Read More
Archbishop invites Church to join a year of service to pregnant women
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann sees the day that Catholic parishes can be one of the first places a woman facing an unexpected or … Read More
CCHD collection be taken up Nov. 23-24
For nearly 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has been the official domestic anti-poverty program of the … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
“Until you put your faith into action ...”
Lois Thomas grew up Catholic and was well versed in Jesus’s teachings. But His “what you did for them, you did for Me” … Read More
State’s Catholic bishops seeking support for Medicaid expansion
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops are encouraging voters to support a specific effort to expand eligibility for MO HealthNet, the … Read More
Missouri Catholics told to find, pursue their mission
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  CLICK HERE to see a video of David Bereit’s keynote address. CLICK … Read More
One of many thought-provoking presentations at MCC Annual Assembly
What is the best way for parents to help a child who is struggling with a pending math exam? “Telling them that they don’t have … Read More
40 Days for Life founder to give keynote at MCC Annual Assembly Oct. 5
One day at a time. Suddenly, they add up to 40, and you might start seeing a difference. Nationally recognized Catholic activist … Read More