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.
This past Saturday, I celebrated a Mass to begin the Living in Truth, Kansas City Catholic Women’s Conference.
A month ago, during a Lenten Penance Service on March 13th, the second anniversary of his election, Holy Father Francis announced that he was proclaiming an extraordinary Jubilee Holy Year.
Praise be to God for the gift of marriage and family, which He has made the building block of human society!
Only recently, it seems, we have left behind the beauties of the Christmas mystery,
Two great events in the last weeks are fresh in my memory as I share a few thoughts on Vocations this week.
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 of Bishops on Marriage and the Family has just concluded.