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Pope Francis Condemns Murder of Priest in France

Pope Francis Condemns Murder of Priest in France

An 85-year-old Catholic priest was murdered this week by two men, who claimed an association with ISIS, as he celebrated Mass with a small congregation outside of Paris in France.  The killing is the latest ISIS attack in Europe, leading one to wonder when the bloodshed will end. Pope Francis condemned the killing, calling the attack “absurd […]

Latest Messenger Online Revisits Pope Francis' Laudato Si'

Latest Messenger Online Revisits Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’

Our latest MCC Messenger Online revisits Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ one year later, focusing on nature’s beauty, its importance in the world and to us as Catholics. MCC staff visited Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and Runge Nature Center to learn more about native plants and the history of conservation in Missouri. Look for the black play buttons […]

It's Trump vs. Clinton

It’s Trump vs. Clinton

Now that the Republican and Democratic Conventions are over, the top of the election ticket is decided.  It will be Republican nominee Donald Trump, a relative newcomer to politics who has promised to “Make America Great Again,” versus Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the first woman presidential nominee in U.S. history.  Are you wondering what to do? […]

Missouri Prepares for Primary Election

Missouri Prepares for Primary Election

The primary elections in Missouri will be held next week on Tuesday, August 2nd.  Those who will be out of town on election day can vote absentee in person until 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 1st.  Check with yourlocal County Clerk to find out more about how to vote absentee in your area. To find your […]

2016 Annual Assembly Workshop Focuses on 2016 Election & Its Challenges for Catholic Voters

2016 Annual Assembly Workshop Focuses on 2016 Election & Its Challenges for Catholic Voters

Should I vote Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or none of the above? American Catholics face tough choices in a 2016 election, but citizenship is about more than voting. What happens after the election? Can political opponents put aside their differences and act as American patriots? For this year’s Annual Assembly, MCC Executive Director Mike Hoey will […]

Pope Francis Makes Stop at Auschwitz During World Youth Day Event in Poland

Pope Francis Makes Stop at Auschwitz During World Youth Day Event in Poland

Pope Francis included a visit to Auschwitz during his visit to World Youth Day in Poland which continues until this Sunday, when pilgrims will meet for a Mass in a large field outside of Krakow. The Pope didn’t make a speech at the memorial or offer any remarks.  However, his decision to follow in the footsteps […]

Join us for the 2016 Annual Assembly!

Join us for the 2016 Annual Assembly!

Registration is now open for the 2016 Annual Assembly! Join us for this FREE event as we celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy on Saturday, October 8 at the Missouri State Capitol. The Keynote Speaker is the newly-installed Bishop of Springfield/Cape Girardeau, Bishop Edward Rice. Bishop Rice believes in using prayer and a pastoral approach to best reach the people […]

ONE Week Left to Send in Citizen Recognition Award Nominations!

ONE Week Left to Send in Citizen Recognition Award Nominations!

There’s only one week left to send in nominations for this year’s citizen recognition award! Do you know someone who works to promote the spiritual well-being of the people of Missouri, provides leadership in the area of public policy, participates in the democratic process of government or coordinates diocesan programs and statewide projects to better the […]

Staying Cool During a Heat Wave

Staying Cool During a Heat Wave

Heat waves can be deadly if people do not have places to stay cool and hydrated. This is especially true for the poor and elderly who may not have an air conditioner or who may refuse to use it because of their fixed income. There are cooling centers located in communities across Missouri that provide air-conditioned relief […]