Annual Assembly 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Virtual MCC Annual Assembly!

This fall, the MCC is once again hosting our Annual Assembly in a virtual format. As we did the past two years, we have released a collection of episodes of MCC from the Capitol all at once for you to enjoy at your leisure. As Catholic teaching informs us, there is a broad spectrum of issues important to the Catholic faith. This spectrum is highlighted in the varying episodes of MCC from the Capitol; topics include faithful citizenship, consistent life ethic, immigration, the history of Catholic education, and biodiesel's impact on climate change. Scroll down this page to find this new collection of episodes.

We are pleased to begin with a video message from Archbishop Rozanski of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, who reflects on these ideas and the call for us to engage in them.

2022 MCC Virtual Assembly opening remarks by Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski

“We have become increasingly divided today in our politics and it is tempting for us to walk away, but we must not run from these challenges. And we, as your bishops, cannot do this alone. We need our lay brothers and sisters to join us in our evangelistic efforts to defend life, to defend against poverty and human suffering, and to guard religious freedom. Together, we can advance the common good.”


Faithful Citizenship

Bishop Shawn McKnight (Diocese of Jefferson City) discusses how Catholics can form their consciences in order to answer the Churchʼs call to faithful citizenship.

Consistent Life Ethic

Aimee Murphy, a Catholic, describes why she created Rehumanize International, a nonpartisan, secular organization dedicated to bringing an end to all aggressive violence against humans.

Immigration and The Church

Marie Kenyon, attorney and director of the Peace and Justice Commission for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, details her experience at the border and explains how Catholics are called to support immigrants and the law.

History of Catholic Education

Mike Hoey, former director of the Missouri Catholic Conference, explains the history of the Blaine Amendment in Missouri and how its anti-Catholic language kick-started the MCCʼs role in defending Catholic education at the capitol.

Biodieselʼs Impact on Climate Change

Donnell Rehagen, CEO of Clean Fuels Alliance America, headquartered in Jefferson City, discusses the impact biodiesel fuel has on the environment, public health, and the state of Missouri.

2022 Citizen Recognition Award Recipients

Each year, the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) recognizes a Catholic citizen(s) from each diocese who has exemplified good citizenship in promoting Catholic values in the public policy arena and in their local communities and parishes. Congratulations to the 2022 CRA recipients! We are grateful for your important work.