Cleanse My Lips

Several years back, I was having a conversation with some family members.

Thoughts on Catholic Schools

As this is Catholic Schools Week across America, it provides an opportunity to reflect on this ministry that has profoundly affected millions of people, and continues to do so in our own diocese.

The Pope’s Acceptable Year of the Lord: A Time to Experience Mercy and Forgiveness

Several weeks ago, on December 8, 2015, Pope Francis launched the Jubilee Year of Mercy by throwing open the massive Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica

How we need Martin Luther King, Jr. today

I was eight years old when Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis.

Jesus’ Baptism and Ours

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, closes the Christmas season and opens it outward into Ordinary time

Jesus the threat

It seems odd to think of Jesus as a threat. He is the Good Shepherd, the Prince of Peace.

On the Way

As this marks my first column for the Catholic Key, I think it important to explain the title of this privileged space in which I hope to encourage, strengthen, and teach through our diocesan newspaper.

What if God was one of us?

Many years ago a song came out by a singer named Joan Osborne.

Carving out space for God

A couple of weeks ago I went on a men’s four-day silent retreat at Broom Tree Retreat Center in South Dakota

The Greatest Story Ever Told

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

February 07, 2016
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph