Bishop’s Column

Every nation’s true treasure

This past week a news story got my attention.

Calling evil good and good evil

The past few weeks have shown me that (fortunately) I am still capable of being shocked.

A Man for Our Season

Above my desk in my study is a framed print of the artist Hans Holbein’s famous portrait of Saint Thomas More

Passion and Purpose in Catholic Education

I was asked to begin our days together by sharing thoughts on my “vision” for our Catholic Schools.

Make your summer Christian

As a child, the best part of my summer vacation was the beginning—having that whole stretch of time before me, anticipating all the fun days ahead.

What defines you?

This past week, I was conversing with a man about Pope Francis, and in particular, his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, “The Joy of the Gospel.”

Why are we so bored?

Two things caught my eye this week that were somewhat related.

Truth doesn’t change—people do

This past week, the long-anticipated document (known as a Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation) following the 2014 and 2015 synods on marriage and the family, was made public.

Protecting God’s little ones

Recently, some grandparents introduced me to their four year old grandson, who wanted to shake my hand.

All In

There is a term that poker players use when they push every one of their chips to the center of the table on a bet of confidence that they have the winning hand: “all in.”

August 24, 2016
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph