Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
Saucier — Life and limb The sister of some friends had been living with cancer for years. Last week, they separated: the cancer went its way, and she went God’s. The end was no surprise, and she chose to spend her …
Saucier — Extended family My father died 10 years ago on Oct. 4. We make what we can of a death, and so it seemed fitting that a man who loved the land and animals would take his earthly leave on the feast of St. Francis …
Parishes and schools
Msgr. Makarewicz explores challenging message of pope’s new encyclical CLICK HERE to read the full text of “Fratelli Tutti." Eight hundred years ago, God sent a poor man who had been rich to help rebuild a Church and a society that were falling into ruin. It …
FR. SECRIST — Regarding the importance of having a Funeral Mass Holy Mother Church will soon be asking us all to pray with the Church triumphant in heaven on All Saints Day and to pray for the Church suffering on All Souls Day. And so as we continue to fight the …
Young people eager to take up pope’s challenge to ‘run ahead’ Young Catholics have made it clear that they want to be active in their parishes and participate fully in the life of the Church. But “the way things are” often makes that …
Around the Diocese
Official Decree of Appointments

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   CURIAL ASSIGNMENTS   Reverend Monsignor Gregory L. Higley, from Adjutant …

The Catholic Church throughout the Jefferson City diocese continues to build and strengthen its network of protection for children and all who are vulnerable. Everyone needs to be …
Father Joseph Corel addressed his parishioners on the importance of supporting the work of the Diocese of Jefferson City through the annual Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA). “The …
National & World News
Summary of Vatican’s McCarrick report cites lack of serious investigations of rumors
Although dogged for years by rumors of sexual impropriety, Theodore E. McCarrick was able to rise up the Catholic hierarchical … Read More
Pope has history of defending marriage, but being open to some civil unions
Pope Francis often has expressed openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their … Read More
“Fratelli Tutti”: Pope signs new encyclical in Assisi
  Bringing the Vatican official in charge of translations with him, Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti, on … Read More
“Fratelli Tutti”: Belief in God as creator of all has practical consequences, pope says
CLICK HERE to read a related article from Catholic News Service. Professing faith in God as the creator of all human beings, or … Read More
“Fratelli Tutti”: Encyclical highlights need for fraternity to counter war, cardinal says
CLICK HERE to read a related article from Catholic News Service. CLICK HERE to read the full text of the pope’s new encyclical. … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference
Missouri’s Catholic bishops issue statement on passage of Amendment 2, expanding Medicaid
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops, in their role as officers of the Missouri Catholic Conference, issued the following statement on … Read More
Missouri’s Catholic bishops support Amendment 2 for Medicaid expansion in the state
Much has changed since Freeburg native Father Sylvester Bauer helped establish what is now Mercy St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View … Read More
Pro-life setbacks call for prayer, vigilance
Three recent developments that could lead to a resurgence in the number of abortions in Missouri highlight the danger of relying on … Read More
Missouri's Catholic bishops issue statement on the death of George Floyd and its aftermath
The Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri have issued a statement in response to the death of George Floyd and its aftermath. The … Read More
Governor gives permission for refugee resettlement to continue
Refugee and Immigration Services (RIS) of Catholic Charites of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), along with the other agencies … Read More