Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Waste not An amazing thing about Scripture is its ability to be perennially new. Even the most familiar passages can offer insights that we have never considered before. All we have to do is to be …
SAUCIER — A walk through the valley He had been with his wife as she talked and dozed in the infusion chair next to mine. He left for a while, returning with a carryout with an aroma that suggested a succulence and satisfaction …
Parishes and schools
Bishop blesses renovated Selinger Centre at St. Peter in J.C. CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT.  If walls could speak, these might say, “I wish Jefferson City the blessing and prosperity and progress. As for myself, I thank …
Wardsville parishioners help women, children at Salvation Army What started as an evening spent serving food led to a transformation of sacred space at the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope in Jefferson City. Members of St. Stanislaus parish in …
New Mo. S&T Newman Center director sees the Holy Spirit at work in Rolla All it took was a Wednesday-night Mass at the Rolla Newman Center on the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) campus, and Tom Kasza knew the Holy Spirit was alive in …
Youth News
BIBLE ACCENT: Lazarus and the Rich Man

In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus used another example of a rich man to teach His followers a lesson. Jesus told the parable of a wealthy man who lived a luxurious life, dressing in fine clothes and eating …

Many people have assumed that once millennials started to grow older and have kids, a large number would return to the Church or become more actively engaged. This has not materialized — …
St. Petronax (d. 747) was from Brescia, Italy, and joined the Benedictines. In 717, he traveled to the ruins of an abbey at Monte Cassino. The hermits living in the ruins elected him as their …
St. Eugene de Mazenod was born in France in 1782. He and his family fled to Italy during the French Revolution. Eugene returned 11 years later and decided to become a priest when he saw the state of …
Parents are concerned with the amount of time their children spend with media, and not knowing whether they're making the right choices.A study unveiled April 7 during an American Psychological …
Around the Diocese
A pledge to change the culture, rebuild trust

On the six-month anniversary of my ordination and installation as the fourth bishop of Jefferson City, my heart is full of gratitude for all the good people of central and northeast Missouri who …

Framed photos and memorabilia lined each wall of the lieutenant governor’s office in the Capitol as a member of the maintenance staff went about hanging them up, piece by piece. One …
CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT. The Bible is filled with stories of people being led into the wild and returning with newfound clarity, strength and determination to …
Ninety-seven sixth- and seventh-graders representing 32 Catholic schools in the Jefferson City diocese participated in the 2018 Aquinas Academy, held June 25-29 at the Missouri Military Academy …
National & World News
After 100 years, Marian shrine in Alberta still draws thousands
It’s easy to drive by the stone grotto at the Skaro shrine for those who don’t know its history. Tucked in a corner between two … Read More
Argentina Senate votes down abortion decriminalization bill
The Argentine Senate voted against a bill that would have decriminalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Senators … Read More
Baltimore history, culture have a place at Knights of Columbus convention
The chalice on the center of the altar was given by the Pope to the third archbishop of Baltimore nearly two centuries ago. The … Read More
Genocide survivor who learned to forgive inspires Catholic student
The game stopped for a moment, but the smiles continued as everyone paused for a group photo on a sun-splashed summer … Read More
Bishop, other cyclists revel in spiritual component of annual Iowa ride
Davenport Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula made a confession during the final “RAGBRAI Mass” at St. Mary Church in Iowa City: “I … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
MCC's Mike Hoey steps aside after 40 years
Nineteenth-century German statesman Otto von Bismarck claimed that no one who respects the law or enjoys eating sausage should see … Read More
MCC lauds passage of “Raise the Age” legislation
The Missouri General Assembly has voted to increase the age for trying youth as adults from 17 to 18. The legislation now heads … Read More
State’s bishops address concealed weapons in churches
Calling it a threat to religious freedom, Missouri’s Catholic bishops are opposing a potential state law that would allow people to … Read More
Historian at MCC 50th anniversary celebration -- Catholics had major role in bringing education to the Midwest
Committed Catholics from all over Europe labored against brutal odds to bring education and faith formation to what is now Missouri … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference’s 50th anniversary celebration included workshops on social justice, efforts against abortion
With much enthusiasm and fervor, Joan Rosenhauer, executive vice president of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), gave a crash course on … Read More