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The Compelling Witness of Ancient Voices

For a Catholic, these 50 days that make up the Easter Season between Easter Sunday and Pentecost are a special time for savoring and reflecting on the mysteries of salvation.

Donors I have known

Since June 2002, my job of Planned Giving Director has allowed me to interact with literally thousands of donors to encourage “ultimate gifts.”

Bringing Home the Gospel

In the second reading for this Sunday, St. Peter admonishes us, “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope” (1 Peter 3:15). This verse has become a kind of rallying cry for one approach to the world. In this view, the world is a dark […]

Christ in the Nursing Home

It is not obvious to many, but one of the places that I believe is quite sacred in our communities today is the nursing home.

Why is it so hard to believe?

Recently Canadian philosopher, Charles Taylor, asked an interesting question. Why is it so hard to believe in God in our modern world? In the year 1500 it seemed virtually impossible not to believe in God? How did we get to this very different place? Believing in God today is like swimming against the current, while […]

A blight on America’s foreign policy record

Just over a year ago, the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the State Department all unanimously declared that ISIS was committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East

‘As the Father has sent me, so I send you’

If Easter is the big idea of the Gospels, in this Sunday’s reading we discover the purpose for the resurrection.

Big Resurrection and little resurrections – Annual Day of Prayer April 26, 2017

This week Christians celebrate the definitive event in history, the bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Consecrating the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

One of the hidden and dangerous temptations of the Christian life is to think we can manage on our own, and call upon God only when we need reinforcements

Easter Sunday

Some things, or qualities are such an essential part of something else, we can’t imagine having one without the other.

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May 25, 2017
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph