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Youth presence at annual pro-life event shows commitment

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42ND ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE—Bishop James V. Johnston posed for a photo with students in Springfield Catholic High School before he blessed the bus they would board Jan. 20 that would pick-up pilgrims from across the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Making stops in Springfield, Lebanon, and Cape Girardeau, around 150 people traveled by bus to the 42nd Annual March for Life, its rally, and other events, in Washington, DC, Jan. 22. Year after year, tens of thousands of students from Catholic schools, universities, evangelical churches, conservative action groups, and more, participate in March for Life, making the pro-life movement an important initiative of “the younger generation.” (The Mirror)
42ND ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE—Bishop James V. Johnston posed for a photo with students in Springfield Catholic High School before he blessed the bus they would board Jan. 20 that would pick-up pilgrims from across the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Making stops in Springfield, Lebanon, and Cape Girardeau, around 150 people traveled by bus to the 42nd Annual March for Life, its rally, and other events, in Washington, DC, Jan. 22. Year after year, tens of thousands of students from Catholic schools, universities, evangelical churches, conservative action groups, and more, participate in March for Life, making the pro-life movement an important initiative of “the younger generation.” (The Mirror)

For many years, teenagers have walked in the March for Life, the annual pro-life demonstration in Washington that recently marked its 42nd anniversary. The event aims to bring awareness to the laws surrounding legalized abortion, hoping to change them. It attracts people of all ages from all over the country, united in one common purpose.

Close to 150 attended from the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

In the years I’ve been watching and covering the March for Life, I’ve always been impressed with how many young people take a day out of their busy lives to speak up for the rights of the unborn. Look at any picture of the march and you’ll see that it is packed with young people. Read more

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America-past, present, future

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“God bless America, land that I love; stand beside her, and guide her, through the night with a light from above.” —Verse from the song “God Bless America,” by Irving Berlin

recently attended an event that included the singing of the National Anthem. The host invited everyone present to join in singing the athem of “the greatest country on earth.” As a patriotic American, in my subjective opinion, I agree. But, like many, I am also very worried about America. Read more

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Each portion of the Church’s year feeds us

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Having concluded the Christmas Season on Jan. 11 with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we find ourselves celebrating a few short weeks of “Ordinary Time” before beginning the Season of Lent on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 18). These weeks of Ordinary Time seem to be a “lull in the action.” Many people are “recovering” and “rebounding” from the “hoopla” of Christmas before quickly shifting gears in order to enter into the most somber season of the Church Year. Read more

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Statement from the Most Reverend James V. Johnston, Jr.

Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
​Re: Mercy Healthcare, Springfield

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We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and God. We believe that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” and strive to follow the Bible’s counsel: “Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, …” (Hebrews 13:8-9). 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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