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The Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri have issued a statement in response to the death of George Floyd and its aftermath. The statement, signed by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis, … more
A strong and violent wind heralded a year of favor from the Lord. It began with the Eldon and Jefferson City tornado of May 22, 2019, continued with a summer of flooding throughout central and … more
Members of the St. Margaret of Antioch Quilting Group from Osage Bend and Donald Stokes of Cathedral of St. Joseph parish in Jefferson City gather around the quilt they created to mark the … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the jubilee celebration. Strong seeds of Catholic Christianity, planted near the banks of the Osage River by a handful of immigrants in the 1830s, … more
Father Michael Quinn’s parents received Holy Communion almost every day, usually before their children were awake. Two of their English ancestors died in prison for harboring Catholic … more
A friend of Mark Saucier’s is fond of pointing out that the Church doesn’t have a mission. The Church IS the mission. “It’s the mission of Jesus Christ — being His … more
A Catholic blogger who calls herself the Tin Can Pilgrim sold her home and gave away most of her possessions and now lives and traverses the country as a lay missionary in her Airstream mobile home, … more
Monsignor Gregory L. Higley reminded the congregation that “Jesus’s farewell message to the Apostles 2,000 years ago was, ‘I’ll never leave you orphaned. I’ll always be … more
Five members of Helias Catholic High School’s graduating Class of 2020 are entering U.S. Military service. Three of them will report for duty before the school’s delayed graduation … more
The Archdiocese of St. Louis has announced the permanent closure of three Catholic elementary schools, due in part to results of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most Holy Trinity Catholic School and … more
Taos native Sister Francisca (Theresa) Eiken CCVI, 85, a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word, died on May 15 at The Village at Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Taos on … more
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, … more
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
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 … more
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 … more
“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 … more
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 … more
Like everyone else whose lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, LeAnn Korsmeyer has been longing for “normal.” She recognized long ago that mundane and uneventful times are … more
Though this year’s path to Truman State University’s Educator of the Year was a bit different than usual, Dr. Joseph Benevento is grateful for the efforts and dedication of the students … more
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