Catholic Missourian

SSM Health-St. Mary’s presents $25,000 gift for disaster relief

July 11, 2019

SSM Health-St. Mary’s Hospitals in Jefferson City and Audrain County recently donated $25,000 to the Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri’s Disaster Relief Fund, citing a renewed emphasis on inter-agency collaboration following a catastrophic tornado and ongoing flooding in the area.  Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of…

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Rally celebrates birthdays that will happen thanks to new law

July 10, 2019

“A woman who was conceived in an act of violence against her mother has a message for people who think there should be exceptions in laws regulating abortion. “I did not deserve the death penalty for the crime of my biological father,” Rebecca Kiessling cried out during the MOBirthday Celebration Rally in the State Capitol…

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MAKING CONNECTIONS — Mass intentions and offerings

July 10, 2019

“What is an offering for a Mass intention? For some, their first encounter with a Mass offering is at a funeral service. There’s those piles of envelopes, obviously meant for money, with the option of writing down the name of the deceased for a Mass to be offered for the repose of their soul.” Bishop…

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Father Jason Doke to serve as moderator of the curia

July 9, 2019

“Father Jason T. Doke understands a moderator to be someone who brings unity and clear direction to people who work together for a common purpose. In his case, those people are members of the diocesan curia, the administrative apparatus of the Church. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed Fr. Doke to serve as moderator of…

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Bishop McKnight talks about the missions

July 9, 2019

“Catholic missions are all about the encounter. God continues to reveal Himself through a deliberate, ongoing, mutually enriching exchange of the Gospel, whether among the closest of neighbors or those who live half a world apart. Jesus is present in all of it, delighting in the grandest and most basic human interactions and using them…

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Seeking favors, miracles from God through Fr. Tolton

July 8, 2019

“The exhaustive work of researching Missouri native Venerable Father Augustus Tolton’s life and ministry is now completed. “The next step toward declaring him a saint is in God’s hands,” said Bishop Joseph N. Perry, co-postulator for Fr. Tolton’s sainthood cause. Fr. Tolton (1854-97), a former slave, became the Roman Catholic Church’s first black priest in…

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A Glasgow father and son, both adopted, are grateful to God, their birth parents

July 8, 2019

“Russell Bonen wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he boarded a bus in mid-January for the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. The Glasgow farmer and St. Mary parishioner had never participated in a march or a rally before. Given the volatile climate of public discourse in today’s culture, he was a…

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Tornado survivor experienced God’s presence in times of peril

June 22, 2019

“God was right there, wrapped all around me. He was insulation between me and the world.” Chris Salter and her family were hovering in the basement of their home across from the old Missouri State Penitentiary. –Catholic Missourian Read the full Catholic Missourian article here >>

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Clean-up volunteers “living out our Gospel values”

June 22, 2019

“Why did God allow the tornado?” asked Joanne Koechner of Tipton. “Maybe so Missouri could show the world how to set aside differences and love thy neighbor.” She might be on to something, judging by the volunteer work that’s taken place following the May 22 tornados that affected Cole, Hickory, Miller and Randolph Counties. That’s…

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“REBOOT!” speaker offers compelling message of joy and conversion

June 21, 2019

“That is how most of the world has come to see your faith,” Catholic evangelist Chris Stefanick told a near-capacity crowd in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City. An internationally acclaimed speaker, author, TV host and founder of Real Life Catholic (RealLifeCatholic.com), Mr. Stefanick was the featured speaker at a May 1 “REBOOT!”…

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