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CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. The collection of sixth-grade faces turned a certain shade as the question sunk in. “How many of you are in a … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. God made overnight fishing extremely difficult for St. Peter and his companions, in order to maximize the power of the Risen Jesus’s … more
It became clear to Father Frederick Elskamp that he had a priestly calling because there was no way he would have made it through formation otherwise. “I kind of stumbled into being a … more
A Thanksgiving Day feast foreshadowed the gift to come. Judith Giger prepared a 30-pound turkey and all the trimmings for the two exchange students she was hosting, as well as several people who … more
Dala Hemeyer wondered how the grade school students she was working with were feeling, so she came right out and asked them. Offering a list of words ranging from negative to positive, she asked … more
Venerable Father Augustus Tolton received his priestly calling at baptism, so it’s only fitting that his likeness will help illuminate the new baptismal font in the renovated Cathedral of St. … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to read the reflection Bishop W. Shawn McKnight gave at this event. The U.S. Supreme Court may well overturn or seriously … more
Two pregnant women with young children have moved into the Anne’s Anchor transitional maternity home in Bowling Green to begin a powerful transformation of their future.  And their … more
Seven churches in and near Jefferson City stayed open until midnight for prayer and pilgrimage on Holy Thursday. People were encouraged to visit all seven after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper … more
Members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish of Pettis County presented the Stations of the Cross by circumnavigating the St. Patrick Chapel in Sedalia in costume on Good Friday. “The live Stations … more
“It feels more like we’re in church.” John Baker, who attends Mass at Our Lady of the Snows Chapel in Climax Springs, approves of the newly installed stained glass … more
Ethan Beattie named the recently completed meditation and nature trail near St. Robert Bellarmine Church in St. Robert in honor of St. George — patron saint of Scouting. He could as aptly … more
Jeff Ferguson was ready. Although still holding out hope for a commutation of his death sentence, he had long accepted that his time was coming, probably sooner than later. “So every day, … more
April 24 is the Second Sunday of Easter and the Feast of Divine Mercy. On the day, the Church will celebrate the great fount of mercy flowing from Jesus’ heart, as revealed to a Polish … more
Whenever artist Doris Davis of Westphalia goes someplace to worship God, she wants to be able to walk in and “feel” the spirituality. “People might not realize it, but when they … more
“We need to be thankful for simple goodness among us,” Father George Kramer insists. “Even though we often try to cover it up.” The Catholic priest from Bonnots Mill often … more
When it comes to boys’ golf in Missouri, it would be fair to say the program at Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City has in many ways set the gold standard. Just look at the numbers … more
Delbert Hayes looked up at the life-size crucifix he had worked on for three years and was startled to realize the moment he had captured. It was the instant Jesus bowed His head and yielded up … more
A grand Via Dolorosa once ascended the hill toward Villa Panorama. Fourteen monolithic kiosks of colorful native stone bore detailed relief images of Christ’s suffering, death and … more
Jesus’s 40 days in the dessert cannot be fully understood without considering His Baptism in the River Jordan that preceded His public ministry. “At the Baptism of Jesus, three things … more
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