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Spiritual Act of Communion

March 24, 2020
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Ad limina: an opportunity to cross a threshold

March 8, 2019

By Bishop Shawn McKnight Next January, I will be making a special trip to Rome, along with other bishops from Missouri and some adjoining states. We have been invited to make our “ad limina” visit to the Holy See. The Latin phrase refers to one of the primary reasons for the visit, to pray at…

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Ending the culture of clericalism

January 25, 2019

By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Click here to see a video of Bishop McKnight and Chancery staff members leading a Rosary for healing and protection for people affected by sexual abuse. At the conclusion of the retreat earlier this month convoked by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for the bishops of the United States in light…

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Diocese of Jefferson City updates list of credibly accused clergy; adds two names, changes status of one priest

December 16, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – Catholics in the Diocese of Jefferson City have received an updated list of 35  priests and religious brothers credibly accused and/or removed from ministry in the diocese. The information was provided in parish bulletins this weekend in the Diocese, which covers 38 counties in central and northeast Missouri. Parishioners also received a statement…

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Statement on updated list of credibly accused

December 15, 2018

By Bishop Shawn McKnight We want to provide care for those who have been harmed On November 8 I provided to the people of our Diocese and the public a list of 33 priests and religious brothers who have either been credibly accused or removed from ministry in the Diocese of Jefferson City out of…

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Statement on release of names of priests and religious brothers credibly accused or removed from ministry

November 8, 2018

Bishop Shawn McKnight Today, there can be no more secrets in our Diocese In the past 12 days I have participated in six listening sessions across our Diocese regarding the sexual abuse crisis in our Church. As Pope Francis has encouraged, we bishops are to be close to our people and know what they are…

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Addressing Sexual Abuse in the Church

August 24, 2018

By Bishop Shawn McKnight We are Catholic When our Lord established the Church, he promised to remain with us always until the end of the world. Jesus gave us the gift of the papacy and the Sacrament of Holy Orders to preserve the Church’s communion with Him despite the works of the Evil One. The…

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