Catholic Missourian

Knights’ dinner, bobblehead doll auction benefit vocation efforts

November 13, 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight smiled and nodded in approval. So did the gift he had just been handed. Members of Columbia’s three Knights of Columbus councils had auctioned off custom-made…

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Fr. Secrist sees his diocesan role with pipe organs as a chance to promote beauty, fellowship

November 12, 2019

Mozart proclaims the organ to be the “King of Instruments,” but it actually works more like a parliament. It reigns when its panoply of voices speak in harmony and balance,…

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Missouri Knights to fund local evangelization programs through revamped R.I.B. program

November 11, 2019

A venerable institution that has helped thousands learn more about their faith is taking an even bigger step into Missouri’s Catholic parishes and families. The Knights of Columbus Missouri State…

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St. Anthony in Camdenton opens new cemetery, columbarium

November 10, 2019

Jack Martin was steadfast in advocating for a proper resting place for deceased members of St. Anthony parish in Camdenton. He died a few weeks after Father Daniel Lueckenotte blessed…

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Encounter with Rolla parishioner helps bring closure to fallen firefighter’s family

November 9, 2019

A seemingly random encounter more than 1,300 miles from home allowed Dave Clifton to share a man’s last words with his family, bringing them some peace after 40 years. “God’s…

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Kimie Bax helping to bolster diocese’s commitment to priest wellness

November 8, 2019

People on commercial flights are told that in an emergency, adults should put their own oxygen mask on before helping a child. In other words, people need to take care…

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Sr. Celly Ann Amparano, 71, was an educator, mentor, interpreter

November 7, 2019

Sister Celly Ann Amparano would say her mission in life was “to be strong and loving to the people, to be positive and to be that person who can bring…

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Helias Catholic High School alumnus releases book on how to move forward after a loved one dies by suicide

November 6, 2019

Jason Holzer woke up early on his birthday this year and went for a morning run. “That’s the best time of day,” he said. “My phone and all my devices…

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At USCCB assembly, bishops to review third-party reporting system, elect new officers

November 5, 2019

An update to the Program on Priestly Formation, a progress report on the establishment of a nationwide, third-party reporting system for abuse or misconduct by bishops, and a vote on…

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DEACON WICKERN — Asking for prayer

November 4, 2019

I recently had reason to ask others for prayer, and it was a surprisingly tough decision. People have asked me to pray for their health, well being, better employment, employment…

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