Aug 112017
 
Missouri's Pro-life Bill Gets National Attention

The Pro-life bill passed by the Missouri General Assembly this summer during the special legislative session is getting national attention. To read this article from Crux, which includes quotes from MCC Executive Director, Mike Hoey, as well as other state and national pro-life leaders, click here.

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Aug 112017
 
Proposal Would Cut Legal Immigration

President Trump has announced support for legislation that would cut legal immigration and give priority to the educated and those who speak English. See this article from the Los Angeles Times for more. The chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration, Austin Bishop Joe S. Vasquez, observed that: “Had this discriminatory legislation been in place generations […]

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Aug 112017
 
Contact Congress During August Recess on Health Care Reform

The U.S. Bishops are calling on Catholics to contact their U.S. Congressperson and U.S. Senators to urge a bipartisan approach to health care reform. The bishops are advocating for greater access to health care for the poor, a permanent Hyde amendment banning any public funding of abortion, and conscience rights protections for health care providers. […]

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Aug 112017
 
Why is the MCC 50th Anniversary Celebration Not at the State Capitol?

Since registration for the MCC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration opened, we have been receiving questions from MOCAN members who are wondering why the MCC 50th Anniversary celebration is being held at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City instead of the State Capitol. Keep in mind that this event is different from our usual Annual Assembly. […]

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Aug 112017
 
Prisoner 16770 - The Saint From Auschwitz

Monday, August 14, is the memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest and martyr. He is often called the Saint from Auschwitz because of his heroic act of taking the place of another prisoner condemned to die. Both Christians and Jews revere him. Father Kolbe dedicated his life to Mary, the Immaculate, and even founded a […]

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Aug 112017
 

St. Maximilian Kolbe had a steadfast faith and sought the truth at all costs. Here is a reflection of his on the need to pursue truth: No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and serve it when we have found it. The real […]

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Aug 112017
 
Was Jesus Crucified During a Solar Eclipse?

With momentum growing about the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 a question might come to mind: Was Jesus also crucified during a solar eclipse? After all, the gospels note the sudden midday darkness from the sixth to the ninth hour. Part of the problem is pinpointing the exact date of the Crucifixion. Historians concur that […]

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Aug 112017
 
Make Sure Your Eclipse Glasses are Safe!

We’re just over one week away from the historic eclipse; are you prepared? If you are planning to watch the eclipse, protective glasses are a must. Without them, your eyes will be severely damaged. There are lots of vendors selling eclipse glasses, but it’s important to make sure they are “real” eclipse glasses, real meaning […]

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Aug 082017
 
Celebrate 50 Years of the Missouri Catholic Conference

The Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) invites you to participate in a special 50th Anniversary celebration at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The event includes a keynote address by Papal Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, and three engaging workshops focused on the topics of Catholic education, pro-life, […]

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Aug 082017
 
Clemency Sought for Marcellus Williams

On August 22, the state is set to execute Marcellus Williams, accused of killing Felicia Gayle in her home. There is plenty of forensic evidence in this case, but none of it points to Williams. Trace evidence at the scene included hairs discovered on the victim’s shirt and fingernail clippings taken from Ms. Gayle containing blood and […]

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