Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Thanks always At our Friday group, we talk about our week. Sometimes a common theme appears. This time, a number of the guys mentioned how blessed or grateful they felt because of someone or some event in their …
SAUCIER — Among women In August, she said she was feeling fine. In September, she died from the metastatic breast cancer she had lived with since 2002. The death of Cokie Roberts was all over the news. A journalist for …
Parishes and schools
Boonville parish takes stock, turns focus outward Ss. Peter & Paul parish in Boonville is in the middle of a substantial reconstruction project. It has nothing to do with bricks and mortar, only the spiritual …
Chicago pilgrims visit sites of Fr. Tolton’s birth, baptism They filled the heavens with sweet accord. Pilgrims from Chicago sang “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” while gathered at the place of Venerable Father Augustus Tolton’s …
Three professed as members of Secular Franciscan Order The tight family of Secular Franciscans in the Jefferson City diocese has grown by three. Deacon Joseph and Mary Ann Puglis of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Columbia and Rebecca Bouck of Our Lady …
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
New film on St. Faustina to play Oct. 28 in Columbia, Lake Ozark, O’Fallon

A new film on the life of St. Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun whose visions of Jesus led to the Divine Mercy devotion, will have a one-night-only showing on Monday, Oct. 28, on more than 700 …

It was as close to the sidewalk as the babies could get. The Memorial to the Unborn, which usually adorns a grassy area near St. Andrew Church in Holt Summit, had been moved temporarily to a …
Public Square Rosary services, sponsored by members of a national Catholic organization known as America Needs Fatima (www.americaneedsfatima.org), will include about 25,000 rallies that will take …
Catholics traditionally observe October as the Month of the Rosary. For the first time, the Diocese of Jefferson City will join with many dioceses across the country for the National Rosary …
National & World News
U.S. officials seek greater cooperation with Vatican on religious freedom
CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. Promoting religious freedom, providing humanitarian assistance and fighting human … Read More
The Christian battle is against evil, not people, Pope says
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When Catholics attack other members of the … Read More
Synod is a time to listen, discern, not despise, Pope says
CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is a time of reflection, dialogue and listening to … Read More
Shrine’s pipe organ project completed, realizing founding pastor’s dream
The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando completed its pipe organ project and is preparing the … Read More
Pope to cardinals: Loving, loyal service requires feeling God’s love
By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, Vatican City CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. In a ceremony to create 13 new … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
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
UPDATED: MCC responds to court ruling keeping portions of Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act from taking effect
The Missouri Catholic Conference, public-policy agency of the state’s four Roman Catholic dioceses, issued a statement Aug. 27, … Read More
Rally celebrates birthdays that will happen thanks to new law
A woman who was conceived in an act of violence against her mother has a message for people who think there should be exceptions in … Read More
State's lawmakers ‘clearly on side of life’ with passage of H.B. 126
The sponsor of the Missouri bill to ban abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy described how the measure moved through the … Read More