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SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos from this event. Father Tony Ricard insists that everyone who works in a Catholic school is a theology instructor and promoter of the faith. “If … more
“May the Lord take a liking to you …” The priest smiled back and gave the rest of the old Irish salutation. “… but not just yet.” Monsignor Michael T. … more
Three individuals with long and distinguished ties to the Jefferson City diocese received prestigious honors from Pope Francis at this year’s Chrism Mass. The Mass was celebrated on April 4, … more
The World Health Organization classifies Down syndrome as a birth defect. Rachel Campos-Duffy says that’s nonsense. “My little Valentina is not a ‘defect,’” the … more
Lauren Muzyka recently stood outside an Illinois abortion facility near St. Louis. “I looked out at the parking lot and saw license plates from Missouri and Tennessee and all over the … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Jesus gave us the Sacraments to help us be in right relationship with God and with each other. This is known as communion. “The … more
Jesus’s passion, death and resurrection brings about a new passing-over from darkness to light, from sinfulness to mercy, from brokenness to communion, from woundedness to healing and … more
No matter how hectic a week becomes, it’s always better when you start by giving an hour of it to God. That’s a message the eighth-graders of St. Francis Xavier School in Taos hope … more
Ian Byrne will reenact the crucifixion. Specifically, he’ll fasten an image of Jesus to the new sanctuary cross for the Cathedral of St. Joseph. “It’s a part of the project … more
The Easter Special Collection that will be taken up in parishes throughout the diocese will benefit retired priests and retired members of religious congregations. A special envelope for this … more
Sister Loretta Keller and Sister Suzanne Walker, members of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, New York, are living in retirement in the Holy Rosary Convent in Monroe City. Sr. Suzanne grew up in … more
The feastday of St. Alexander Parish in Belle proved to be a fine day for members of St. Alexander Parish to visit the Missouri State Capitol. State Rep. Bruce Sassmann (R-District 61) and his … more
“Great Bells as they were; melodious, deep-mouthed, noble Bells; cast in no common metal; made by no common founder ...” — Charles Dickens, “The Chimes” Wide-eyed … more
2022 saw the U.S. Supreme Court give authority over abortion back to the states, and Missouri became the first to ban elective abortions. What comes next? “We get to live in this time in … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. The forms were in place, the concrete mixer was roaring to life and Father Francis O’Duignan’s dream was finally taking … more
People asked if Father Edward Becker was afraid during his visit to a church near the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year. No. He was just sad. “Jesus knows from his own personal … more
Something that had been growing for centuries when Jesus walked the earth has been transformed into a focal point for the downstairs Undercroft of the renewed Cathedral of St. Joseph. While on … more
Seven parishes in and near the Capital City will host an evening of silent pilgrimage and prayer following the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 6. The Most Blessed Sacrament … more
“If Mary was the aura preceding the Diving Sun, Joseph was the horizon illuminated by its splendors.” — St. Leonard of Port Maurice, an 18th-century Franciscan priest By Jay … more
The foster father of the Word Made Flesh is conspicuously wordless in the Canon of Sacred Scripture. What would he say if he could tell his side of the story? “He’s the only man in … more
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