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Knights of Columbus Developmental Center

Knights of Columbus Developmental Center

In recent updates, we have discussed the importance of early intervention for children. Such interventions are especially important for children that have developmental delays. In 1981, the Missouri Knights of Columbus responded to the need for more services for these children by establishing the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical […]

Therapy Dogs can Make a Difference

Therapy Dogs can Make a Difference

In recent years healthcare providers have discovered the benefits of using therapy dogs. The Knights of Columbus Developmental Center employs therapy dogs to put children at ease and also to encourage greater sociability among children. This is especially helpful for children with an Autism Spectrum disorder.  Meet Higgins, the therapy dog at the center.

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Today, Friday, December 12, is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of Mexico and of all the Americas. On this date in 1531, Mary appeared for the second time to Juan Diego, a 57 year-old Aztec peasant. Our Lady instructed Juan Diego to gather flowers from a hillside and take them to […]

Catholics Confront Global Poverty

Catholics Confront Global Poverty

The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a joint initiative with Catholic Relief Services to spur compassionate responses to global poverty. The Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative offers suggestions on how Catholics can get involved. In a recent alert, the initiative asks Catholics to urge Congress to boost efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak.

Pre-filed House Bill To Address Hospital "Futility" Policies

Pre-filed House Bill To Address Hospital “Futility” Policies

Simon Crosier was born with Trisomy 18, a genetic anomaly that is frequently fatal in infant boys.  Simon lived only three months.   After he was born and while he was still in the hospital, his parents discovered that physicians at the hospital where he was born had issued a DNR or “Do Not Resuscitate” order […]

Not in my Name!

Not in my Name!

This week Missouri executed Paul Goodwin, a man who had the intellectual capabilities and adaptive skills of a child. The crime that he committed was terrible, but it is shameful for Missouri to execute a person who had such limited mental capacities and diminished moral culpability.  He could have been held accountable by remaining in […]

Meet the Monks of Conception Abbey

Meet the Monks of Conception Abbey

Conception Abbey is a Benedictine monastery and college seminary located in the gentle rolling hills of Northern Missouri, near Conception, MO. It is said that Benedictines like to locate their monasteries on a high hill so they can more fully adore God’s creation. This is certainly true of Conception Abbey. Some people may think monks […]

The Meaning of Advent

The Meaning of Advent

We have now entered the Advent season, a time for prayer, fasting and almsgiving, though you might not suspect that from all the Christmas ads and hoopla underway. Here’s a video that offers some suggestions on how to keep the Advent Season true to its original purpose.

The Milky Way Rising Over Mount Everest

The Milky Way Rising Over Mount Everest

The marvelous beauty of creation can be a portal into appreciating God as our Creator and spur us to greater efforts to protect our natural world. Watch this spectacular video of the Milky Way Rising Over Mount Everest.