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The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:     CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PASTORS   Reverend Daniel I.J. Lueckenotte, from pastor of St. … more
It requires a staggering amount of courage and perseverance for people to discover and embrace God’s plan for their salvation. Yet, the Lord always provides. Father Christopher Aubuchon, … more
They didn’t know where they were going because they couldn’t see. They had to stop, ask the right questions and listen to the answers. Blindfolded middle-schoolers gained such … more
“I Am.” Two simple words that acknowledge the inadequacy of human intellect to comprehend everything that is God. Looking to Him from a place of wonderment, trust and total reliance … more
Carol Hartman’s husband Charles was in frail health but knew he could count on her to take care of him. After he passed away seven years ago, she decided to reinvest her time and energy in … more
Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton is the most famous person to have been baptized into the Church in what was once St. Peter parish in Brush Creek, but there were many, many others. All of … more
Christopher Hoffmann from Sedalia and Ryan Bax from Jefferson City, who are seminarians for the Jefferson City diocese, had just graduated from Conception Seminary College in Conception on May 12. … more
RELATED ARTICLE: Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse CLICK HERE TO SEE A RELATED VIDEO FROM CNS. Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PERMANENT DIACONATE   Deacon Jon M. Bequette, to assist the pastor of Holy Spirit … more
During the last days of April, a section of the student hub on the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington displayed a gallery of tales of pain but also of recovery and healing … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City came face to face with a victim of sexual abuse long before he was a bishop, when a friend in college confided in him about a rape. That experience, as a … more
Former Wardsville parishioner Patrick Castle PhD, founder of the LIFE Runners (www.liferun ners.org), the nation’s largest pro-life athletic team, had a role in the influential motion picture … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has updated the responsibilities and titles of two women with long ties to the Jefferson City diocese. On July 1, Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre … more
People sometimes do incomprehensibly horrible things, but prayer will eventually win out over hate. Dominican Father Richard Litzau, pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center parish in Columbia, … more
Something stands out when Olivia Hennon talks about Little Box of Sunshine, the award-winning not-for-profit charity she founded three years ago. She keeps saying “we.” “We … more
Do a search on the web for “support group” in Mid-Missouri and you will be amazed at how many support groups are out there! It is encouraging and hopeful that so many people who share … more
Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton’s legacy is as much about the future as it is about the past. The best way to honor him is by “moving forward, growing stronger, giving greater … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has summoned 13 men of the Jefferson City diocese to become permanent deacons. He plans to ordain them during Mass on Saturday, May 4, in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in … more
“I feel the shortage of priests will get worse before it gets better,” the late Father Joseph Boland wrote in 1990. “During this time, lay Catholics will have to take up some of the … more
Missouri lawmakers have until 6 p.m. on May 17 to finish all of their business for the current legislative session, including passage of HB 126, known as the Missouri Stands for the Unborn … more
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