Columns

A few small things in his hands

I don’t know if you have ever had something happen to you that was extremely surprising or awe-inspiring,

Court decision calls us to renew and reclaim our society

Usually, I have chosen not to author newspaper columns during the summer months, giving myself a few weeks of sabbatical from the rigors of writing. However, I felt it necessary to break my own rule to respond to the recent Supreme Court decision (Obergefell v. Hodges) redefining marriage and in effect negating state constitutional provisions […]

Called, Commissioned and Sent

I don’t know if you have ever had an experience like this, but reading this Sunday’s Gospel reminded me of a strange incident that occurred to me a few years back.

Pastoral care for couples civilly married or living together

I was born and brought up in Kerala, India, and raised in the Syro-Malabar rite.

Guiding Couples in Preparation for Marriage and Accompanying the Newly Married

As a priest, one of my most meaningful ministries is marriage preparation.

Does God give us the desires of our heart?

This Sunday’s Gospel raises an important question. Do we trust God to give us what we desire?

Corpus Christi Procession June 7

Father Walter Ciszek, an American Jesuit Priest, who spent 23 years in Russian prison camps, in his memoirs wrote about celebrating Mass for his fellow prisoners in Siberia

Christ’s love present for us in His Body and Blood

Love takes time for the beloved

Mercy and Truth in Action: Pastoral Care of the Family

We seem to live in a time when many (Catholics and non-Catholics alike) don’t seem to be very well-informed about how the average Catholic priest responds to situations like cohabitation before marriage, the use of contraception, the needs of a person who experiences same sex attraction and other similar situations

Our church’s story needs to be told — and we all need to tell it!

For as long as I serve as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, when the publication dates coincide, I will be writing columns both for the readers of The Leaven in Northeast Kansas and the subscribers to the Catholic Key in Northwest Missouri.

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August 03, 2015
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph