Weighing the Issues

As the upcoming election approaches, many are seeking assistance in how to prepare to vote.

The Church is a Field Hospital: pastoral care of the Divorced

The previous article in this series considered the Pope’s advice to spouses who experience difficulties that may lead to separation and even divorce.

O God, be merciful to me a sinner

The modern world has something in common with the ancient world. The ancients talked about moderating things like curiosity, external possessions and anger, but never about moderating self-esteem. Self-esteem is something our modern world greatly admires and even seems to view as fragile and threatened. There is a move to have some sports evaluated by […]

All in the Family (of God)

It often occurs to me that many people are not sure what a diocese is, or what it does.

Pope Francis’ movie of mercy

A few months ago, I wrote a brief reflection on one of Pope Francis’ favorite films: “Rome, Open City.”

Encountering Lazarus

This following quote may look familiar.

Thanksgiving: Our Door to God’s Presence

Have you ever had the experience of working extra hard on something, and even of going well beyond the normal expectation, only to have someone ignore your extra effort?

Preparing to Vote

Only a few weeks from the upcoming election, I offer a few thoughts in hope that they may be helpful in preparing to vote.

A deacon thanks a priest

“But you, man of God, pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.

Crossing Over to Eternal Life

I don’t know about you but I frequently have the experience of having a gap between what I want to do and what I actually accomplish.

October 23, 2016
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph