Bishop’s Column

All in the Family (of God)

It often occurs to me that many people are not sure what a diocese is, or what it does.

Preparing to Vote

Only a few weeks from the upcoming election, I offer a few thoughts in hope that they may be helpful in preparing to vote.

Where is heaven?

There we were, in the living room, having just enjoyed hot apple crisp for dessert.

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.

March 23, 2017
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph