The Greatest Story Ever Told

Over the past few weeks I have been reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” to my sons.

The Holy Door

Pope Boniface VIII instituted the practice of celebrating Jubilee Holy Years in Rome in 1300.

Wherever you go, I am here

In the summer of 2014, my wife, four young sons and I said good-bye to family, friends, and neighbors as we packed up our house in Kansas City and moved to Omaha, Nebraska

Serving Kansas City – St. Joseph has been a privilege and blessing

I want to express my gratitude to the priests, deacons, religious and laity of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph for your prayers, support and encouragement these past six months

Bearing the shame and dishonor of Christ

This past Sunday, October 18th, Pope Francis canonized four saints including the first ever married couple to be canonized in modern times, Louis and Azélie-Marie or “Zélie” Martin.

Visiting the Imprisoned and True Freedom

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to accompany the Little Sisters and Brothers of the Lamb to visit the residents of the Juvenile Correctional Facility in Topeka.

The Jubilee Indulgence

As part of the celebration of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has emphasized that a special Jubilee Indulgence will be available to the faithful as part of the celebration.

‘Buy Me a Boat’

“I ain’t rich, but I damn sure wanna be.

Pope Francis – Our Spiritual Father

Many people have asked me about my impression of the recent Pastoral Visit of Pope Francis to the United States.

What is a Pilgrimage?

The act of going on a pilgrimage has a long history in Christian tradition.

November 29, 2015
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph