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Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, a celebration of the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and achievements across … more
Several charter members of the St. Peter Parish conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Jefferson City set their sights on Dean Dutoi. “My invitation was basically, … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. Several hundred young people, mostly students at the University of Missouri, Columbia College and Stephens College in Columbia, attended this year’s … more
Lots of words could have been used to describe the downstairs Undercroft of the Cathedral of St. Joseph for its first 53 years of existence. “Welcoming” probably wasn’t one of … more
National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year. The dates coincide with the Independence Day celebrations for five Latin American … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Annette Owens was smiling at the baby in the stroller as the woman softly spoke. “I had an abortion when I was 15.” The woman confided that … more
The Mother of Christ, who bore inscrutable sorrow throughout her Son’s suffering and death, stands resolutely beside all of her adopted children in their times of greatest need. “In … more
When Don Wiegand was a sophomore at Mercy High School in St. Louis, his art teacher, Sister Corlita, made a comment to him that changed the course of his life. “She told me that I drew like … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see a gallery of photos. “We are rooted deep in tradition here.” Callie Westhues watched 3- and 4-year-olds play together in a bright, open room stocked with … more
Catholics of all ages in this diocese might soon be able to recite the late Monsignor Thomas McGread’s definition of Catholic stewardship. But what, in fact, does “the grateful … more
Eliza Randle knew what she was getting into when she signed up for Camp Siena this summer. “It wasn’t just a camp with Jesus,” she said. “It was Jesus with a … more
One of Sister Bernita Wasinger’s students called her “the different-est sister I’ve ever known.” That was nearly 70 years ago. Some things don’t change very … more
Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City has a few new faces, as the community has hosted visiting students from Spain and Italy. Thirteen visiting students hail from Navalmoral de la Mata, … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson … more
Father Jason Doke opens up the floodgate, and the questions come gushing forth. “Do you have any children?” “Yes!” “How many?” “Two hundred! And … more
Sister Mary Ann Carey of the School Sisters of Notre Dame calls to mind a prayer of St. Gertrude the Great of Helfta: “My God, You are my hope; You the glory; You the joy; You my … more
This is part of a series of articles on new Catholic school administrators in the Jefferson City diocese: “Whoever receives one child such as this in My name receives Me,” (Matthew … more
“God was in the gathering.” Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame spoke of the joy of meeting in-person with fellow sisters and lay associates from 22 U.S. states, … more
Discerning a priestly calling is not just the work of a person who believes God is calling him. It’s also the responsibility of the whole Church to pray vigilantly for him and for those who … more
Benedictine Sister Mary Magdalene “Maggie” Buergler, 86 — who for over four decades was a member of the Benedictine Community of the former Our Lady of Peace Monastery in Columbia … more
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