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.
I was eight years old when Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis.
It seems odd to think of Jesus as a threat. He is the Good Shepherd, the Prince of Peace.
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.
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
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.
Many people have asked me about my impression of the recent Pastoral Visit of Pope Francis to the United States.
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 […]
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
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.