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Protecting Human Dignity and Religious Freedom A statement of Bishop James V. Johnston

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Protecting Human Dignity and Religious Freedom
A Statement of Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. to Catholics and All Persons of Good Will,

in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

The Springfield City Council is currently scheduled to vote on amending the City’s non-discrimination ordinance at its October 13 meeting. I am taking this opportunity for reflection, in light of the Gospel and human reason, on the issues involved and hope that this statement will assist Catholics and others of good will in forming their conscience on these matters. I also write with the hope and intention of reaching out with respect and honesty to those in the community who describe themselves as LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered). Read more

Marriage and Family at the crossroads

From Bishop Johnston: Annual Assembly valuable event

Dear Friends,

May the Lord’s peace be with you. We are blessed by the work of the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) located in Jefferson City, which along with the Missouri bishops who serve as the Board of Directors, provides the Catholic dioceses of Missouri with up-to-date information about legislative developments and public policy in Missouri from a Catholic perspective. Read more

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Contemporary Choir to perform at MCC Annual Assembly

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Contemporary Choir at Immaculate Conception Parish, Springfield. (Submitted photo)
Contemporary Choir at Immaculate Conception Parish, Springfield. (Submitted photo)

The Contemporary Choir at Immaculate Conception Parish in Springfield, strives to bring joy, excitement, and passion to every Mass during which they perform. Their first traveling performance will be singing at the closing Mass of the Missouri Catholic Conference Annual Assembly on Sat., Oct. 4, in Jefferson City. Read more

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McAuley ​s​tudents golf ​for NAMI

MCAULEY ​S​TUDENTS GOLF ​FOR NAMI—McAuley Catholic High School students recently volunteered to help the National Alliance on Mental Illness with a fundraiser held at Schifferdecker Golf Course in Joplin, MO. Mrs. Dottie Elbert of the Alliance asked McAuley students to help with fundraiser activities including sponsoring a team for the event. Pictured ​were members of the McAuley golf team​, all seniors​: Adam Robertson, Nailor Harrison​, Lathan Vlasin​, ​and Hagen Vogel. (Submitted photo)
MCAULEY ​S​TUDENTS GOLF ​FOR NAMI—McAuley Catholic High School students recently volunteered to help the National Alliance on Mental Illness with a fundraiser held at Schifferdecker Golf Course in Joplin, MO. Mrs. Dottie Elbert of the Alliance asked McAuley students to help with fundraiser activities including sponsoring a team for the event. Pictured ​were members of the McAuley golf team​, all seniors​: Adam Robertson, Nailor Harrison​, Lathan Vlasin​, ​and Hagen Vogel. (Submitted photo)
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School of Excellence: Notre Dame Regional High School

PRESS CONFERENCE—​Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger congratulate​d​ Br​.​ David ​Migliorino, OSF, ​after ​he made ​remarks ​Sept. 15 ​on ​Notre Dame Regional High School’s​​ School of Excellence Award.​ ​The distinguished Catholic high school held a school-wide pep rally and assembly in order to announce its award as one of the top 5% Catholic academic institutions in the US.  (Photo courtesy Notre Dame Regional High School)
PRESS CONFERENCE—​Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger congratulate​d​ Br​.​ David ​Migliorino, OSF, ​after ​he made ​remarks ​Sept. 15 ​on ​Notre Dame Regional High School’s​​ School of Excellence Award.​ ​The distinguished Catholic high school held a school-wide pep rally and assembly in order to announce its award as one of the top 5% Catholic academic institutions in the US.
 (Photo courtesy Notre Dame Regional High School)

On Sept. 15, The Cardinal Newman Society released its list of schools recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll. That same day, it was announced at a school-wide assembly and pep rally that Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau is a 2014 School of Excellence.

“I am most grateful for this distinction,” said Br. David Anthony Migliorino, OSF, principal. “It shows the dedication of the staff, the determination of the students, and the support of the parents and alumni of Notre Dame Regional High School.” Read more

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The nine regions of the diocese cover more than 25,000 square miles which includes 39 counties in southern Missouri. Within the regions, 66 parishes, 18 missions, and four chapels serve the 66,000 Catholics who comprise the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. The diocese has two cathedrals: St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral, Cape Girardeau, MO, and Cathedral of St. Agnes in Springfield, MO.

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