Making Connections

Affirming the bishops’ commitment

June 13, 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight I am returning to our Diocese believing the bishops of the United States have done the right thing in their work this week to make us…

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To Proclaim Glad Tidings to the Poor and Heal the Brokenhearted

April 11, 2019

Homily of Bishop Shawn McKnight Chrism Mass | April 11, 2019 | Cathedral of St. Joseph Today we celebrate in a special way the one priesthood of Jesus Christ and…

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Generosity begets generosity

April 7, 2019

By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight This year, we have seen some wonderful news for our diocese. In late January, we were able to announce that generous, anonymous donors have given…

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Ad limina: an opportunity to cross a threshold

March 8, 2019

By Bishop Shawn McKnight Next January, I will be making a special trip to Rome, along with other bishops from Missouri and some adjoining states. We have been invited to…

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Renewing confirmation

February 22, 2019

Bishop Shawn McKnight | For several months the priests of the Presbyteral Council have been evaluating the current practice of having Confirmation at 16 or 17 years of age.  They…

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Ending the culture of clericalism

January 25, 2019

By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Click here to see a video of Bishop McKnight and Chancery staff members leading a Rosary for healing and protection for people affected by sexual abuse.…

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The dignity of human life and the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 21, 2019

Bishop Shawn McKnight Last week I celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with pilgrims from our diocese as they began their trip for the March for Life.  I…

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Statement on updated list of credibly accused

December 15, 2018

By Bishop Shawn McKnight We want to provide care for those who have been harmed On November 8 I provided to the people of our Diocese and the public a…

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Bishops’ meeting in Baltimore left much work to be done

November 15, 2018

PDF version for printing By Bishop Shawn McKnight The November General Assembly of Bishops in Baltimore was a difficult but perhaps unavoidable experience for us to move forward as a…

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Statement on release of names of priests and religious brothers credibly accused or removed from ministry

November 8, 2018

Bishop Shawn McKnight Today, there can be no more secrets in our Diocese In the past 12 days I have participated in six listening sessions across our Diocese regarding the…

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