The Meaning of the Bishop’s Coat of Arms and Episcopal Motto

Here’s the final video in the catechetical series on the nature and role of the bishop in the Catholic Church. This one was intentionally delayed until the ordination and installation of our new bishop last week.

This video is done by Chris Korte, the director of the Newman center in Kirksville, Mo. He’s also in the permanent diaconate formation program, and thus was one of my students a few years ago.

On Confession with the Morning Air Show

Yesterday I was interviewed on the Morning Air Show on Relevant Radio to discuss the Sacrament of Penance, or confession, or reconciliation. It was a follow up of sorts to my recent column with Catholic News Service, “Regular trips to the confessional wash away the build-up of sin.”

Here’s the link to the radio program. You have to go to the 24:30 mark of the audio player for my interview.

 

CNS column on Confession

As a part of the “Faith Alive” catechetical series on the sacraments I was asked by Catholic News Service to write about the sacrament of confession / penance / reconciliation.

After reviewing the Catechism paragraphs, I was inspired by a quote (found in the article) by St. Jerome about going to the doctor. I decided to take a spin on that and use an analogy of dentistry with going to confession.

Here’s the result:

 

A related piece I originally posted on this blog:

“7 Tips for a good a good confession”

 

 

Viewing information for ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF W. SHAWN McKNIGHT

Unfortunately space is limited in our cathedral, therefore the diocese is making the upcoming ordination available to be viewed through a variety of sources. Please join me in praying for Bishop-Elect McKnight and our entire diocese.

WHERE TO SEE

THE ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF W. SHAWN McKNIGHT

AS THE FOURTH BISHOP OF JEFFERSON CITY

2 P.M., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

  • EWTN NETWORK (CHECK YOUR LOCAL CABLE OR SATELLITE PROVIDER LISTINGS FOR LOCATION)
  • FOX 22- KQFX (CHECK YOUR LOCAL CABLE OR SATELLITE PROVIDER LISTINGS FOR LOCATION)
  • CATHOLIC TV (CHECK YOUR LOCAL CABLE OR SATELLITE PROVIDER LISTINGS FOR LOCATION)
  • LIVESTREAM ON EWTN.COM (Choose TELEVISION at the top menu and select “WATCH LIVE”—Choose EWTN USA)
  • LIVESTREAM ON KMIZ.COM or ABC17NEWS.COM (Choose VIDEO at the top menu and select “EVENT LIVESTREAM” or “NEWSCAST LIVESTREAM”)
  • LIVESTREAM ON CATHOLICTV.ORG (Choose WATCH at the top of the page)