100th anniversary of apparitions at Fatima July 13 prayer for peace St. Eustachius Church, Portageville
Bishop Edward M. Rice on Our Lady of Fatima:
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal: St. Francisco de Jesus Marto (June 11, 1908-April 4, 1919), his sister St. Jacinta de Jesus Marto (March 11, 1910-Feb. 20, 1920), and their cousin Lúcia Santos (1907–2005). Read more
Drawing from the verse from Revelation 21:5, the theme of this year’s Steubenville Mid America Youth Conferences focused on the power of God, His Church, and the sacraments to truly ‘elevate’ modern society and all peoples to holiness. More than 8,000 young Catholics gathered together in the JQH Arena on the campus of Missouri State University, Springfield, the weekends of July 14-16 and July 21-23 to ponder that message and celebrate their faith.
Some of you may already know that I have a monthly prayer intention, just like the Pope! In August, I ask each of you to join me in prayer for the safety of all students returning to their courses of study, especially for those away from home for the first time, that they be strong in their faith.
I cannot tell you how many times parents have said to me, “My children do not practice the faith anymore. What can I do?” Unfortunately the statistics are not positive. Read more
There’s no better way to develop leadership skills than to practice, practice, practice. That is exactly what five students did from the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau while recently attending the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership in Practice program. Read more
Franciscan Bro. David Anthony Migliorino, OSF, was recently named Franciscan Federation Educator of the Year. Brother Migliorino has been a member of the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn for 44 years, and he has served as principal at Notre Dame Regional High School, Cape Girardeau, for 18 of them.
“I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary as Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau,” said Bp. Edward M. Rice. “One of my first visits in the diocese was to Notre Dame High School. As soon as I walked through the front doors, I experienced the strong Catholic spirit that is fully alive there.” Read more
Sixty men gathered in beautiful St. John Parish, Leopold, on July 14, for Catholic Man Night, an evening of fellowship, food, and reflection for men. Bishop Edward M. Rice was also in attendance and offered encouragement and support of the gifts the bi-monthly Catholic Man Nights afford participants. Read more
When Saigon fell in 1975 during the Vietnam war, Fr. Dominic Maria Tran Dinh Thu, put his faith and confidence in God as he and 170 other priests prepared to escape the country.
“Father knew South Vietnam would fall, and with the history of religious persecution, he knew the congregation could be erased under communism,” said Fr. Phillip Do, a member of the religious Congregation of the Mother Coredemptrix in Carthage, which was founded in 1953. Read more