May 192017
Native Landscaping Ideas for Missouri Landowners

The Shaw Nature Reserve and the Missouri Department of Conservation have developed a Native Landscaping Manual that gardeners and farmers can use to create native plant communities. You may access the manual by visiting Native Landscaping Manual. Last summer, the Missouri Catholic Conference devoted an entire Messenger Online to the topic of nature preservation and Pope Francis’ encyclical, […]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 2:16 pm News Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Nov 212016
#GivingTuesday Kicks Off The Charitable Season

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you ever heard of #GivingTuesday? Celebrated on the Tuesdayfollowing Thanksgiving (in the U.S.,) #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. This day is a global day of giving, fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. One of […]

 November 21, 2016  Posted by at 7:59 am Church Concerns, News No Responses »
Oct 212016

Amendment 3, the Raise Your Hand for Kids Initiative, will appear on the ballot in November. It is a proposal to raise the tax on cigarettes, and to even the competitive playing field between the big tobacco companies and the little tobacco companies that did not participate in the tobacco settlement agreements years ago. The money raised […]

 October 21, 2016  Posted by at 9:21 am Abortion, News No Responses »
Oct 212016

This week, the federal government released a report showing that the nation’s graduation rate had reached a record 83.2 percent for the 2014-15 school year. The national graduation rate, which has been steadily increasing, reflects improvements across all racial and ethnic groups. A breakdown of the individual states shows that Missouri’s graduation rate over the […]

 October 21, 2016  Posted by at 9:17 am Education, News No Responses »
Jul 152016
St. Vincent's Seminary Celebrated During the 10th Anniversary of Southeast Missouri State's River Campus

Southeast Missouri State will host a celebration of the 10th anniversary of its river campus in March, during which St. Vincent’s seminary will also be recognized. This seminary was established in Cape Girardeau in 1838, and for close to a century educated thousands of students, including many young men aspiring to the priesthood. You can purchase tickets to […]

 July 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:54 pm News No Responses »
Jun 102016
Latest MCC Messenger Reflects on 2016 Election

The most recent Missouri Catholic Conference Messenger discusses the divisive nature of the 2016 election cycle. Drawing on Catholic social teaching, insights from James Madison, John Adams and Abraham Lincoln, the latest Messenger examines how democracy should operate if it is to be just and promote the common good. Read “Bridging the Political Gap” by […]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 1:26 pm Democracy, News, politics No Responses »
Jun 102016
In Britain, "Nones" Outnumber People of Faith

A recent study conducted by St. Mary’s University in London reveals that 48 percent of people in Britain follow no religion, while 44 percent claim to be Christian, and 8 percent follow other religions.  The study is the first of its kind to reveal that Christians in Britain are outnumbered by those claiming no religious affiliation. Read more […]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 1:21 pm News No Responses »
Jun 102016
"Starry-eyed" Nuns Recognized

All through history women religious have often been recognized for their attention to detail in carrying out all nature of tasks. So, it’s fitting that the Vatican recently recognized four Sisters of the Holy Child Mary for their work in a global effort to create a “Celestial Map” of the stars in the early 1900s. […]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 1:20 pm News No Responses »
Jun 102016
Logical Fallacies 101: "No True Scotsman"

In political debate it is not uncommon to hear a phrase such as this: “no true Republican/Democrat would support such a proposition.” The problem with this fallacious argument is that it ignores the fact that a person can make a valid argument for an idea, even if that idea doesn’t fit one’s ideal of a particular party candidate or a […]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 1:18 pm Life Ethics, News, politics No Responses »