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Declaración del Obispo W. Shawn McKnight en respuesta al veredicto en el juicio por asesinato de Derek Chauvin

April 20, 2021

En respuesta al veredicto de culpabilidad en el juicio del ex oficial de policía de Minneapolis Derek Chauvin por el asesinato de George Floyd en mayo de 2020, el obispo W. Shawn McKnight ha emitido la siguiente declaración: Si bien el juicio de Derek Chauvin ha terminado y nuestro sistema de justicia avanza, aún debemos…

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight statement in response to verdict in Derek Chauvin murder trial

April 20, 2021

In response to the verdict of guilty in the ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin trial for the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has issued the following statement: While the trial of Derek Chauvin has finished and our justice system moves forward, we must still face the reality that we…

Adopting a new Coat of Arms for the Diocese of Jefferson City

March 19, 2021

Whereas the present coat of arms of the Diocese of Jefferson City has caused concern among some of the faithful regarding the use of certain secular symbols on it, namely the Phrygian cap and the liberty pole; and Whereas there exists among the clergy and faithful a desire for more explicit Christian symbolism in the…

Establishing New Deaneries in the Diocese of Jefferson City

March 9, 2021

Whereas canon 374 §2 of the Code of Canon Law provides that several neighboring parishes can be joined together in special groups known as “Vicariates Forane,” or Deaneries, for the purpose of fostering pastoral care under a priest appointed by the Diocesan Bishop as the Dean (cf. canons 553-555); and Whereas changing demographics, especially in…