Catholic growth in Columbia prompts reflection on the future

Monday, December 16, 2013 | 4:43 p.m. CST; updated 10:54 a.m. CST, Tuesday, December 17, 2013

COLUMBIA — Monsignor Michael Flanagan has been the pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for 23 years. During that time, the Ireland native has noticed not only that Columbia has grown in population but so has his congregation.