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Bishop McKnight celebrates Priestly Jubilee

June 20, 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight preached the following homily on June 2 during Evening Prayer and Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of his priestly ordination…–Catholic Missourian Click here to read the Bishop’s homily in the Catholic Missourian >>

Continuing to work with Christ through disaster recovery

June 19, 2019

“There was a strong and violent wind rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the Lord — but the Lord was not in the wind…” (1 Kings 19:11). Wherever God stands in relation to violent storms or rising floodwaters, His presence is unmistakable in the merciful and charitable response of people helping others in His…

Celebration of farewell, thanksgiving for Precious Blood Missionaries, June 23 in Sedalia

June 19, 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight; Precious Blood Father Garry Richmeier, provincial leader of the Missionary Society of the Precious Blood’s Kansas City Province; and priests and sisters who have served in and around Pettis County through the years plan to take part in a June 23 Corpus Christi celebration in Sedalia’s streets and iconic church buildings.…

Pope advances sainthood causes for Fr. Tolton, Spanish martyrs

June 18, 2019

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, a former Missouri slave who was the first African American diocesan priest in the United States and founder of the first black Catholic parish in Chicago. Signing decrees issued by the Congregation for Saints’ Causes June 11, Pope Francis also formally recognized the martyrdom of…