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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Proverbially speaking “It’s time to quit patting the mule and start packing the wagon,” my grandfather would say, and I’d know it was time to get back to work. Like many of his time, and …
SAUCIER — Heart of a pandemic The past weeks have been extraordinary and, by extraordinary I mean a singular time we hope never to repeat. It’s not just the number of cases and COVID-19 deaths. There are the lost jobs, …
Parishes and schools
Arranging for the spiritual adoption of people affected by COVID-19 The coronavirus has brought sickness, fear and isolation to people in communities throughout this diocese. LeAnn Korsmeyer, diocesan director of parish and charitable services, is urging pastors, …
New parish assignments to take effect July 1 CLICK HERE to read Bishop McKnight’s Official Decree of Appointments.  An august assemblage of priests, deacons and laypeople will take on new or modified responsibilities this summer …
Official Decree of Appointments The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   RETIREMENTS Reverend Patrick Dowling, from hospital and prison ministry, to retirement with residence at Holts …
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
Reporting system for recording abuse complaints against bishops

A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service, or CBAR, the system became operational …

This article was originally published in the Feb. 2, 2018, print edition of The Catholic Missourian. May 18, 2020, would have been Pope St. John Paul II’s 100th birthday. St. …
“Do priests go to heaven?” Alvina Kaimann was taken aback by her 10-year-old son’s unusual question. She said yes. “Then that’s what I need to do!” he …
Retired Texas Rangers left-fielder Rusty Greer might never get his name on a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he poured every ounce of his being into the game he loved. That’s what …
National & World News
Pope composes prayers for end of pandemic to be recited after Rosary
Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the Rosary, knowing that by doing so they will be united with … Read More
U.S., Canadian Catholic bishops will consecrate their nations to Mary May 1
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will … Read More
A visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see seven more photos.  A lifelong Catholic scholar and historian offers the following photos and … Read More
Even in time of pandemic, Easter proclaims the victory of life, Pope says
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service. SCROLL THE ARROWS to see five additional photos In a dark and … Read More
Pope leads Way of the Cross in empty, torch-lit St. Peter’s Square
For the first time in his papacy, Pope Francis led the Way of the Cross from St. Peter’s Square rather than Rome’s Colosseum, … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
Governor gives permission for refugee resettlement to continue
Refugee and Immigration Services (RIS) of Catholic Charites of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), along with the other agencies … Read More
“Until you put your faith into action ...”
Lois Thomas grew up Catholic and was well versed in Jesus’s teachings. But His “what you did for them, you did for Me” … Read More
State’s Catholic bishops seeking support for Medicaid expansion
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops are encouraging voters to support a specific effort to expand eligibility for MO HealthNet, the … Read More
Missouri Catholics told to find, pursue their mission
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  CLICK HERE to see a video of David Bereit’s keynote address. CLICK … Read More
One of many thought-provoking presentations at MCC Annual Assembly
What is the best way for parents to help a child who is struggling with a pending math exam? “Telling them that they don’t have … Read More