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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 … more
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. … more
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops May 1 in … more
CLICK HERE to see a video of the Easter Vigil in the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Having had their past sins nailed to the cross with Him, Jesus’s disciples are obliged to put the mercy they … more
CLICK HERE to watch the livestream video of this year’s Chrism Mass. CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. Late-afternoon sunlight usually radiates through the Cathedral of St. … more
Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight announced March 17 that all public Masses will be suspended in the Diocese of Jefferson City, beginning on Wednesday, March 18 and until at least April 3. This means … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City addressed the following message to the people of the diocese, regarding the response of the Church in this diocese to the current and potential effects of … more
A LINK TO A VIDEO OF THIS MASS WILL BE POSTED SOON. It is worth noting that none of St. Joseph’s words are recorded in Sacred Scripture — only his decisive and obedient … more
Free of heavy debt, Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia can now focus more intently on its mission and its future. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight announced Feb. 25 that “multiple … more
“It’s LENT! Aren’t you excited?” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight got muffled laughs and a few odd looks from Ash Wednesday congregants in the Cathedral of St. … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Much as the pealing strains of a brass bell summon the faithful to worship each Sunday, efforts to place that bell in a safe, new tower … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Kenya Fuemmeler is committed to keeping the “Catholic” in Helias Catholic High School. “You should be able to tell from the moment you … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed Father Stephen Jones as director of stewardship for the Diocese of Jefferson City, a new position that will provide support to the 95 parishes in the … more
CLICK HERE TO read Bishop McKnight’s related Making Connections column. The late Father Henry Reichert of Tipton once proclaimed, “The best song has never been sung. It’s waiting … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article.  Now that I have reached my two-year anniversary as your bishop, I find myself grateful every day for the opportunity to be the shepherd for God’s … more
The streets ran red in Jefferson City during the 10th annual Midwest March for Life Feb. 1. More than 2,000 people from all over Missouri and beyond — many dressed in blazing crimson — … more
Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight struck up a harmonious conversation with several hundred catechists and teachers who are actively engaged in the formation of young Catholic disciples. “Tonight … more
The 290 people from 19 parishes in the Jefferson City leaving on pilgrimage for the National Mass and Prayer Vigil for Life and the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. were intending to … more
Pope Francis spent a significant amount of his Jan. 16 meeting with U.S. bishops from the Midwest bolstering parish life and outreach, along with other issues that are crucial to upholding and … more
Despite recent studies that indicate a rise in secularism, bishops must continue to give witness to God’s love by laying down their lives for their flocks, said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of … more
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