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Jesus repeatedly embraced the religious practices of his day but wanted to keep them squarely focused on God. He made that especially clear in his elevating and purifying of the three traditional … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has set May 5, 2023, as the date for the Rite of Rededication for the Cathedral of St. Joseph. The diocese is planning a series of events surrounding the rededication, … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. CLICK HERE to learn more about Progetto Arte Poli’s artwork CLICK HERE to see a video about Progetto Arte Poli The pieces are falling into … more
Fourteen sisters representing religious communities on mission to the Church in central and northeastern Missouri came together Feb. 5 to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated … more
Father Daniel J. Merz believes Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be remembered as one of the greatest teaching popes in recent history — “probably going back several … more
The longtime chief financial officer at the Diocese of Jefferson City is preparing to move into a new role focused on supporting and advising parishes across the diocese.  Deacon Joseph … more
Rami Salfiti is afraid that there will be no more Christians living in the Holy Land by the end of this century. A lifelong resident of the Old City of Jerusalem and a member of that city’s … more
On behalf of all Catholics in central and northern Missouri, the Diocese of Jefferson City is sending $10,000 to the earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria. “The Diocese of Jefferson … more
“It is our task, it is our mission together to go out and proclaim the joy of the Gospel to a city, a diocese and a world so desperately in need of it.” — Bishop W. Shawn … more
Father John Groner believed that he would be forgiven and saved. He wanted that also for everyone he ministered to. “He put his life in God’s hands and totally trusted — and … more
Father Boniface Kasiita Nzabonimpa raised his right hand and pledged to defend and abide by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America. With that, the Uganda native became a U.S. … more
Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos remembers looking out with all the other bishops from the Cathedral of St. Patrick sanctuary in New York City. It was April 18, 2008. Pope Benedict XVI had just … more
Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 29-Feb. 4) always brings with it an air of celebration and gratitude. This year’s observance will include an extra element of “with God, all things are … more
Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, vicar general for the Jefferson City diocese and chaplain of the Missouri House of Representatives, led the House in prayer at the opening of 2023 Legislative Session on … more
This past November, the diaconate formation class attended a weekend retreat at Conception Abbey in Conception, Missouri. The retreat preceded their ultimate entrance into the stage of … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. This updated version includes further insight from Monsignor David Cox. A seminarian who would become Father Jason Doke was serving at a Mass offered by … more
CLICK HERE for a schedule of Memorial Masses to be offered in the diocese Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City released the following message on Dec. 31, upon the death in Vatican City of … more
The hallmark of OSV News, a new Catholic news service that launched Jan. 1, is to provide news and content “that speaks to truth in charity in a way that unites,” said OSV Publisher Scott … more
Christmas light forever changes all it touches. It radiates through the ages, pushing back the darkness and revealing aspects of God’s wisdom and love. “What we celebrate today is … more
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18d) 2022 was a year of transition … more
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