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CLICK HERE to see a video from Cardinal Dolan’s homily. “Nothing brings us closer to Jesus and one another than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan … more
Growth, undeniable tensions and “a deep desire to rebuild and strengthen” the body of Christ have emerged as key themes in the latest synod report for the Catholic Church in the U.S. … more
The Catholic Missourian published an article about Teresa Pitt Green, titled “Survivor of clerical sex-abuse believes now is a great evangelical moment for the Church,” in 2021. CLICK … more
Local bishops offered prayers for victims after a shooting left one person dead and more than 20 people injured at the conclusion of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade in front … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos from the Oct. 17 day of prayer in the diocese. CLICK HERE for a link to more photos. Warning against a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and ongoing … more
A group of young Catholic pilgrims to the Holy Land asked God to keep them safe and lead them home during the recent terrorist attacks in Israel and the nation’s declaration of war. Their … more
“The Church is taking a break,” Pope Francis said. “It is a break for the whole Church, as we engage in listening,” he told members of the assembly of the Synod of Bishops … more
Pope Francis warns the clock is ticking on the dangers of climate change – and both a paradigm shift and practical action are critically needed to avert looming disasters in nature and human … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Pope Francis’s representative to this country came and saw the work of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, and he talked to the … more
Missouri lawmakers passed a bill May 10 banning certain types of medical or surgical gender reassignment procedures for minors who identify as transgender, as well as a measure blocking transgender … more
Two new alternatives to burial and cremation fail to comply with the Catholic Church’s teaching on respect for the bodies of the dead, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. For a decade, even when discussing the internal workings of the Vatican, Pope Francis has insisted the Church is not the Church of Christ if it does not … more
Therèse Nti wants the world to pay serious attention to what Pope Francis said and did during his Jan. 31-Feb. 3 visit to South Sudan and her homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo … more
Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell, a native of Ireland who spent most of his four decades as a priest ministering in LA’s inner city, was shot and killed in his Hacienda … more
Father Daniel J. Merz believes Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be remembered as one of the greatest teaching popes in recent history — “probably going back several … more
Rami Salfiti is afraid that there will be no more Christians living in the Holy Land by the end of this century. A lifelong resident of the Old City of Jerusalem and a member of that city’s … more
On behalf of all Catholics in central and northern Missouri, the Diocese of Jefferson City is sending $10,000 to the earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria. “The Diocese of Jefferson … more
Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis and Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City offered prayers after three people died following an Oct. 24 shooting at a high school in St. … more
Growing in faith, welcoming outsiders and people who are marginalized, listening with intent to understand, and finding new ways to work together at all levels of the Church. These are some of the … more
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