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Father Gregory Meystrik was walking to noon Mass at the Basilica of Ars in France when two children drew near and said something in their native tongue. At first, he couldn’t understand … more
Erin Cerneka and her husband were familiar with a simple Gaelic melody known as the “Mingulay Boat Song.” She once noted that it could be refashioned into a church tune. She later … more
Each morning I take a moment and pray for Christ to work through me, that I may be an instrument for others to encounter Jesus that day. As a housing counselor, my job description includes working … more
Sister Irene (formerly Sister Mary Luke) McGrath, 95, of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, died peacefully on April 19 at the Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine in Belleville, … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight invites people throughout the Jefferson City diocese to join in the public activities surrounding the rededication of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City. The … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see a list of related events. People who visit the Cathedral of St. Joseph the night before its rededication are in for an up-close, personal and intensely prayerful … more
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
Seven years ago, as I was glancing at my weekly parish bulletin at St. Thomas More Newman Center, I noticed a small advertisement from Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri. 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
The staff of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri broke into applause upon hearing the news. Sr. Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) would be their servant … more
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