Bishop’s Column

Pope Francis Calls for Prayerful Observance of the Year of Consecrated Life

This first week of November I participated in the annual meeting of the Bishops of Missouri and the Major Superiors of Religious Orders. It is an opportunity we have each year to visit, get to meet each other — since some of the superiors are newly elected — and talk about our shared mission in […]

The Extraordinary Synod and the Beatification of Pope Paul VI

The Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on Marriage and the Family has just concluded.

It is a Blessed Thing to Pray for, and Care for, the Dead

Elsewhere in today’s Catholic Key you will read about the stewardship and oversight of a very important part of our diocese

Historic Moment Approaching in the Cause for Sr. Marie September 13, 2014

She was born Adele Louise Marie Mandat-Grancey, 177 years ago, September 13, 1837, in the family’s castle in Burgundy, France.

Be Cautious of Enlightened Teaching that Quickly Discards and Undermines Faith

Someone recently showed me a column written by someone which seemed to set out to “de-bunk” the Bible.

Third World Apostolic Congress on Mercy to be Held in Bogata, Colombia

In 2008, Pope St. John Paul II issued his encyclical entitled Dives in Misericordia (Rich in Mercy).

A Plan of Life: Trying to Get to Heaven

Our ultimate goal as followers of Jesus Christ and members of the Catholic Church is to get to heaven and to help others reach eternal salvation as well.

St. John Francis Regis: Intercede For us

This past Monday, June 16, was the Feast day of St. John Francis Regis, and I enjoyed being at the parish in South Kansas City for the celebration of Holy Mass and a reception.

Thanks Be to God for our New Priests and Deacons

When I came to the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph ten years ago and was ordained a bishop, I received a very special gift from the priests.

We Are Moving Forward in Faith

Following are comments made by Bishop Robert W. Finn at the groundbreaking ceremony for St. Michael the Archangel High School on May 3 in Lee’s Summit:

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December 20, 2014
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