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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Better together Jesus repeatedly uses kingdom — the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven — to describe the fullness of life and profusion of love to which we are all invited. In the epistles, …
SAUCIER — Darkness has not overcome I walked out the door of the infusion center following my final chemo session. After five months of potent drugs and uncomfortable side effects, it was over. Suddenly, the sunshine was …
Parishes and schools
Mission with a Vision: Merida Foundation offers gift of sight A member of St. Peter parish in Jefferson City offers the following account of the visits he has made to Merida, Mexico, with the Jefferson City-based Merida Foundation: Jefferson City …
Sung Mass in extraordinary form draws 250 to Jefferson City There is a large framed image hanging in the St. Peter Parish Life Center, of the late Monsignor Joseph Vogelweid offering Mass in St. Peter Church. Large letters under the photo spell out …
PHOTOS: Fall Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows Several hundred pilgrims from as far as St. Louis and Kansas City take part in this year's Fall Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows in Starkenburg. The day included Adoration of the Most …
Youth News
Challenging message in store for this year’s Diocesan Youth Rally

NOTE: The deadline for registering for this event is Wednesday, Sept. 5. CLICK HERE to register.   Cooper Ray’s 3-year-old son didn’t want to leave his backyard wading …

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 …
Around the Diocese
Appellate court ruling could put a stop to abortions in Columbia

A recent federal appellate court ruling could bring an end to surgical and chemical-induced abortions at Planned Parenthood in Columbia, at least for now. A panel of judges from the Eighth …

For people whose relationship with God is distant or casual, today is the day to start moving toward greatness. For those who are already headed in that direction, now is the time to pick up …
LEFT: Sister Laura Magowan of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word greets Father César Anicama at a farewell reception for him at Immaculate Conception parish in Jefferson City. …
Father Dylan Schrader, pastor of St. Brendan parish in Mexico, will offer Mass in the extraordinary form at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, in St. Peter Church, 216 Broadway St. in Jefferson …
National & World News
Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as Washington archbishop
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a … Read More
Florida diocese moving from prayer to action in wake of Hurricane Michael
In the wake of Hurricane Michael, which left 13 known dead and more than 1 million without power two days after it ravaged the Florida … Read More
Contempt for life is the source of all evil, Pope says
Procuring an abortion is wrong, inhumane and like hiring a hit man “to fix a problem,” Pope Francis said. It is a … Read More
With Romero, the Church gains a model Salvadorans have long venerated
A few years ago, I asked a Salvadoran priest whether he believed Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the best known of the martyrs of … Read More
PAUL VI AND ROMERO -- New saints shared a close friendship, professor says
Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero crossed paths on their road to sainthood and formed a personal friendship that strengthened each … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
Seminary professor to address Church’s response to same-sex attraction, gender confusion
A college student once asked Dr. Edward Hogan, “Suppose I had a friend who left the Church because they were gay. What would you say … Read More
Wrongly convicted of murder, Joe Amrine to lead workshop with jury member during MCC Annual Assembly, Oct. 6 at Helias
Deacon Larry Hildebrand carried a guilt-laden heart to confession during a Cursillo weekend. “I helped kill a man who isn’t … Read More
Missouri Catholic bishops oppose use of alkaline hydrolysis
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops recently issued a statement opposing the use of a new method of disposing of human remains, named … Read More
MCC's Mike Hoey steps aside after 40 years
Nineteenth-century German statesman Otto von Bismarck claimed that no one who respects the law or enjoys eating sausage should see … Read More
MCC lauds passage of “Raise the Age” legislation
The Missouri General Assembly has voted to increase the age for trying youth as adults from 17 to 18. The legislation now heads … Read More