Mission • Community • Spirituality
Vocations • Volunteers • Companions
Missionaries of the Precious Blood proclaim the Word of God, serving the church through ministries in urban & rural parishes, the inner city, healthcare, education, and advocacy. Our members are teachers, pastors, missionaries, retreat leaders, health care chaplains, and justice & peace advocates.
Reconciliation • Justice • Peace
Seeing Christ in all people.
Pope Francis released a message in support of a worldwide effort to end hunger through a “wave of prayer” on Tuesday of this week. A multitude of Catholics rallied by Caritas Internationalis and millions of other Christians and people of other faiths around the world raised their voices in prayer to end hunger in our time. Bread for the World acknowledged this clear and loud message and they hoped it will touch the heart’s of our nation’s leaders in Congress when they are finalizing a decision on the farm bill and harmful cuts to nutrition programs. After you pray, please take action and call (800-826-3688) or (1-888-410-0619) to talk to Rep. Sam Graves and Sen. Roy Blunt and Sen. Claire McCaskill. Tell them not to cut SNAP (formerly food stamps) but to take actions that will help end hunger in our country and around the world. NETWORK … (read more…)
Missouri death row inmate, Allen Nicklasson, was granted a stay of execution this week by a 3-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals over concerns about his legal representation at trial and sentencing. Missouri Attorney General, Chris Koster, appealed this stay to the U.S. Supreme Court as he said in his appeal, “In the last nineteen years, Nicklasson has filed appeals or challenges to his convictions numerous times in 5 different courts and the time for enforcement of Missouri’s criminal judgment against him is long, long overdue.” The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals stay and Nicklasson is scheduled to die by injection for the 1994 murder of businessman Richard Drummond. Drummond was fatally shot after stopping to help when a car carrying Nicklasson stalled along Interstate 70 in central Missouri. … (read more…)