Bishop’s Column

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:

Two New Saints for the Church and the World

Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. The observance exists, in large part, because of a Polish nun, Sr. Mary Faustina Kowalska, (1905-1938), canonized in April of 2000, as St. Faustina by Pope John Paul II. She received many visions and locutions from God and came to be His apostle for a […]

Tragic Shooting at Jewish Center Brings Us to Prayer

Last Sunday, Palm Sunday, brought the report of a terrible and tragic shooting in Overland Park, Kansas, at the Jewish Community Center.

Grateful Remembrance: Bishop Raymond Boland, 5th Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph

When I was assigned coadjutor bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph ten years ago, I had only met Bishop Boland one time.

Wednesday
September 24, 2014
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