Dear readers, in my appeal for letters to Bishop McKnight, I mistakenly typed the wrong zip code! For the record, here is the correct mailing address, cut and pasted directly from the diocesan website (I've also updated yesterday's post to reflect the same): Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight / Bishop, Diocese of Jefferson City /… Continue reading Oops
Perhaps like some of you, I've been silent on the Synod on Synodality. For me, it has seemed pointless to comment on an exercise that ostensibly gives voice to the "ideas, dreams and concerns" of Catholics "in the margins", according to Pope Francis. As a Traditional Latin Mass Catholic truly marginalized by this pope, I… Continue reading Time to ‘voice your ideas, dreams and concerns’ in 3 sentences or less.
To be clear, the question posed by the "Interim Committee on Medicaid Accountability and Taxpayer Protection" specifically asked whether our lawmakers should permanently defund "family planning centers affiliated with abortion providers" including, of course, Planned Parenthood. Potato, potahto. They are all connected. In any case, the answer to the question is an unequivocal YES, as… Continue reading Should Missouri lawmakers defund Planned Parenthood?
Your Excellency: Your public response to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict has, perhaps unintentionally, served to advance a false, divisive and dangerous narrative. I speak for the many in your flock who view this as reckless irresponsibility and even heresy, as your statements are in alignment with the intrinsically evil Marxist agenda perpetuated by Black… Continue reading Bishop McKnight, stop stoking racism.
Courageous, outspoken priests who boldly defend Church teaching are few and far between. We are blessed to have one here in central Missouri: Father Anthony Viviano, Moderator of Pro-Life Ministry for the Diocese of Jefferson City and pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia. In his homily last weekend, Father Viviano passionately called out… Continue reading Missouri priest to Biden, Pelosi: “If you’re going to make a mockery of the Catholic faith, I’ll have something to say about it.”