A Revolution of Tenderness:  A 2016 Election Pope Francis Values Guide Introduction The Gospel tells us constantly to risk a face-to-face encounter with others, with their physical presence which challenges us, with their pain and their pleas, with their joy which infects us in our close and continuous interaction.  True faith in the incarnate Son […]

Recently the bishops of Missouri issued the following statement regarding a bill that would allow Missouri citizens to conceal and carry without a permit or training. Statement of the Missouri Catholic Conference In Opposition to SB 656 (Concealed Carry without a Permit) We, the Catholic Bishops of Missouri, urge the Missouri General Assembly to sustain […]

I received a letter from the Missionary Society of St. Columban this past week that I want to share with you. Dear Fr. Clary, Thank you for the warm welcome your parishioners gave Fr. Tom Cusack who was at your parish to speak on the Columban missions as part of the 2016 Missionary Cooperation Plan.  […]

The statement below was quoted in a recent Missouri Catholic Conference Newsletter.  The title was:  Who said these words? “I have saved this one opportunity to speak briefly to you about this mindless menace of violence in America which again stains our land and every one of our lives. It is not the concern of […]

Below is an excerpt from a reflection done by Fr. Roger Karban in Celebration. Scripture scholars frequently remind us that there’s not a lot of content in our earliest Christian writings.  Our sacred authors were less concerned with giving us stuff to memorize and more about showing us someone to imitate:  Jesus of Nazareth.  They […]

This week I am planning on taking some time off to attend a family gathering.  I will be gone after the Wednesday mass (July 27th) through Tuesday (August 2nd).  This coming weekend (July 30 – 31) Fr. Tom Cusack, a Columban missionary, will cover the masses and make an appeal for the Columban Missions.  Fr. […]

here was a priest who said that one of the first people who came to him for advice when he was ordained was an old lady who said, “Father, I have been praying almost unceasingly for fourteen years, and I have never had any sense of God’s presence.” “Did you give God a chance to […]


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