Midweek Missouri faith fix: Shoes, "Catholic" conflict and football

Jan 30, 2013

Note:  KBIA's faith and values desk is trying something new. Each week, we'll bring you a quick look at the religion news happening all over the state. Here's our first Midweek Missouri faith fix. 

On the Columbia faith front, there's quite a conversation going about faith in the workplace -- and a lot of "out" atheists have jumped right in.

Speaking of atheists, the skeptics, atheists, secular humanists and agnostics of Mizzou (MU SASHA) had their first meeting of the semester last night. They're working to join forces with other "progressive" student groups to have greater resources and impact. 

A Columbia couple who takes volunteer trips to impoverished countries gives advice on how to overcome obstacles and just dive right into "the big one," the trip that takes you out of your comfort zone. 

It's no secret that teenage girls love shoes -- but a group of St. Louis teens who've gathered more than 500 pairs aren't keeping them for themselves.  

In Springfield, supporters of Roe v. Wade celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. 

It's not explicitly faith-related, but the story of a 99-year-old Katrina-surviving, Mardis Gras-loving, burger-flipping woman in southern Missouri is too good to pass up.

There's a bit of Catholic conflict in Kansas City -- Bishop Robert Finn isn't so sure the KC-based National Catholic Reporter should really be called "Catholic."

A Lutheran church in Johnson County has been re-purposed as a place for holding the old Roman Catholic Latin Mass

At the national level: A quarter of Americans think God will have a say in the outcome of the Super Bowl.

On a serious note, a writer whose mother recently died shares a beautiful reflection on grieving -- and the simple, profound power of just "showing up."

P.S. If you were hoping this news would include upcoming events, we've got you covered: Check out the Columbia Faith & Values calendar. 

This news roundup was published in partnership with Columbia Faith & Values.