US bishops grateful for Pre-Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment

PRE-SYNOD MEETING IN ROME—Pope Francis walked with youth at World Youth Day in Poland, July 2016. Three hundred youth representing different cultural and religious backgrounds gathered in Rome March 19-24 for a pre-synod meeting, a precursor to the October synod of bishops on “Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation.” Between the Rome gathering and participation via social media, some 15,300 young people took part in the discussion. (Photo courtesy of Vatican Media)

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Chairmen for the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations and the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth have expressed gratitude for the openness and honesty of the young adults who participated as delegates to the Pre-Synodal Meeting in anticipation of this October’s Ordinary Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. Read more

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MO Bishops issue statement on gun violence

We, the Catholic bishops of Missouri, wish to address the senseless gun violence that is occurring in our schools, on our streets, and in our inner cities. The disturbing frequency of these events is making us numb to the profound impact on those directly affected and it calls for serious reflection on why people are carrying out senseless acts of violence. It is also appropriate to consider the use of guns in society. 

Our nation needs to have an honest discussion about the toll violent images and experiences are having upon us, especially our youth. We must work toward peace in our communities through restorative justice policies and practices, and through ongoing discussions about the presence of so much violence in our entertainment and neighborhoods.  Read more

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Missouri Junior Beta Convention held in March

JUNIOR BETA BANNER—“Beta on My Mind” was the theme of the 2018 Junior Beta Convention held March 8 and 9 in Poplar Bluff, MO. Pictured are the creators of the banner for Guardian Angel School, Oran: Dalaini Bryant, Taylor Hobbs, Haley Webb, Sophie Priggel, and Daley Siebert. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (The Mirror)

The Missouri Junior Beta Convention was held at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, MO on March 8 and 9 under the 2018 theme of “Beta on My Mind.” Read more

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Alleluia! God has dispelled the darkness

Easter Joy! This hopes to find each of you in a place of blessed joy after the long season of Lent has ended and the good news of the resurrection has come to fill our hearts. The powerful Alleluia comes to the hearts of all of the faithful whom God loves tremendously and most especially to those who have endured a long Lent. In a particular way, Alleluia comes to the hardened hearts of those who fool themselves into thinking that they are close to Him, when in actuality they are surrounded in a darkness that is blinding to them. Read more

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