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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 […]

Missouri Federal Court Rules in Favor of Religious Liberty

Missouri Federal Court Rules in Favor of Religious Liberty

A Federal district court in St. Louis issued a ruling this week in favor of religious liberty in a case involving contraceptive insurance coverage brought by Missouri State Senator Paul Wieland. Prior to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, Missouri state employees could opt out of having contraceptive coverage in their health plans. After the […]

World Youth Day Set to Begin in Krakow

World Youth Day Set to Begin in Krakow

Youth from around the world will convene next week in Krakow, Poland for the 13th World Youth Day.  From July 25th to July 31th, they will meet, pray, and recreate together in the home town of St. John Paul II, the founder of the World Youth Day concept. John Allen, Jr., editor of Crux, an […]

New MCC Messenger Online Celebrates the Natural World

New MCC Messenger Online Celebrates the Natural World

A little over a year ago, Pope Francis issued the encyclical Laudato Si’, urging stewardship of our common home – Earth. The need for an abiding love of God’s creation is the departure point for MCC’s new Messenger Online, which features articles on a 19th century bishop who loved to garden, history of how the Missouri Conservation […]

The Dangers of Unlimited Power

The Dangers of Unlimited Power

The structure of a government alone cannot ensure democratic rule. In the early 1830’s the French nobleman Alexis de Tocqueville made a tour of the United States and then published a work in two volumes entitled Democracy in America that is still read today for its wise insights into democracy, how it can flourish or […]

A Garden to Refresh the Soul

A Garden to Refresh the Soul

Did you know that Missouri is home to one of the largest Japanese Gardens in North America? This 14 acre garden is one of the crown jewels of the St. Louis based Missouri Botanical Garden. It features all of the beautiful elements associated with this type of garden, including stone lanterns, little arch bridges over […]

America Stands with France

America Stands with France

France, our oldest ally and the country that helped America win its independence, has once again been attacked in a devastating manner. As of Friday morning, French officials say 84 people are dead and many more are injured. The attack took place in Nice as the French celebrated Bastille Day, their version of our Fourth of […]