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Catholic Church Joins in Response to Hurricane Harvey

Catholic Church Joins in Response to Hurricane Harvey

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, is asking for prayers and assistance for the families affected by Hurricane Harvey. In a brief statement, he noted that “this crisis hits very close to home,” and thanked the first responders who are risking their lives to save others. […]

MCC's 50th Anniversary Celebration: Spotlight on Pro-life Workshop

MCC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Spotlight on Pro-life Workshop

Next week marks one month away from the Missouri Catholic Conference 50th Anniversary celebration! This week we’re highlighting the pro-life workshop, which will feature speaker Sue Thayer, former Planned Parenthood worker turned pro-life advocate. Having been a Planned Parenthood Center Manager for nearly 18 years, Sue believed she was helping women. But that all changed […]

Urge Missouri's U.S. Senators to Support the Dream Act of 2017

Urge Missouri’s U.S. Senators to Support the Dream Act of 2017

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is urging Senate passage of S. 1615, a bipartisan bill intended to protect immigrant youth who entered the U.S. as children and know America as their only home. The Dream Act would allow these youths to obtain “conditional permanent residence status” and pursue a path to citizenship. […]

USCCB Issues Labor Day Statement: Decries Inequality

USCCB Issues Labor Day Statement: Decries Inequality

Warning of the social dangers that come with economic inequality, Bishop Frank Dewayne, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, stated that “we must be moved to conversion and action.”  “When workers and labor are properly honored, the social bonds of society are strengthened,” he said. “[E]xcess inequality threatens [social] cooperation […]

Enjoy Your Labor Day Weekend!

Enjoy Your Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer.  With fall activities, such as school starting and sporting events beginning, summer plans are ending. So as we plan that family barbeque or last minute getaways, let us remember the reason for the holiday. Labor Day honors the American Labor Movement and the contributions of workers to […]

Mass Returns to Mosul

Mass Returns to Mosul

After a three-year occupation of Mosul in Northern Iraq by the Islamic state, Mass has returned to the city. Mosul served as the self-proclaimed capital of ISIS in Iraq during its occupation of the area. During that time, all vestiges of Christian culture in the area were destroyed, including much of the Saint George monastery, […]

Coldplay Sends Love to Houston

Coldplay Sends Love to Houston

Coldplay’s concert in Houston was canceled due to Hurricane Harvey, but when the band played next in Miami, they had written a song sending some encouragement to Houston. Listen to “Houston” here.

We, the People

We, the People

The American founders knew that for any collective endeavor to succeed, people must work together, even if they had bitter disagreements at times. The first words of the U.S. Constitution recognize this inescapable necessity: “We, the people…”  The story of American democracy, in its most hopeful stages, has always involved expanding the “we” of who […]

Send Thanks to Governor Greitens for Sparing Marcellus Williams' Life

Send Thanks to Governor Greitens for Sparing Marcellus Williams’ Life

With just hours to spare, Governor Greitens halted the execution of Marcellus Williams and called for a board of inquiry to further investigate his claims of innocence. The board of inquiry will be made up of five individuals who will examine all evidence from his trial, including the recently identified DNA evidence. Witnesses may be […]