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A starburst of lights reflected off the sweet, ascending smoke of the incense and the shimmering gold of the monstrance. The Lord of the Universe was back in the Dome at America’s Center in … 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
The incoming chief executive found a handwritten letter on his desk. “You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well. Your success now is our … 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
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos.  She handed me her passport from across my desk and I smiled as I read the cover. She was the first Ecuadorian I had encountered while working at … 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
The 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court case that opened the door to abortion-on-demand throughout the United States will be an occasion for introspection and recommitment. The Court’s … 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
The following is a statement from Bishop W. Shawn McKnight on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023: The life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a reminder that God has blessed all of us with … more
The new year — with the season of giving still fresh in our memories — is an opportune time to reflect on the gifts God has generously given and continues to give us. Yet, I hear and … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Richard Herndon remembers the best Christmas he’s ever had. About 15 years ago, his father, Richard Herndon, spent the early part of the day at the … 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
The following is a first-person witness given by two deacons who assist the pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Sedalia. “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in … more
I remember well the feeling of strangeness in spending New Year’s Eve in silence, a holy hour and various forms of prayer. This was the practice when I was a novice of the School Sisters of … more
It was still dark out when Catholics in Columbia began singing Monday morning to la Virgen de Guadalupe, the name for the Mexican apparition of the Virgin Mary. It is said the Virgin appeared to … 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
Students of St. Mary School in Frankenstein entertained friends, families and parishioners on Dec. 5 with a presentation of “A Christmas Yarn.” The 16 students from the school … 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
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