Bishop’s Column

What should I wear?

“What should I wear?” That was a question I often heard my mother ask while growing up.

The Compelling Witness of Ancient Voices

For a Catholic, these 50 days that make up the Easter Season between Easter Sunday and Pentecost are a special time for savoring and reflecting on the mysteries of salvation.

Christ in the Nursing Home

It is not obvious to many, but one of the places that I believe is quite sacred in our communities today is the nursing home.

A blight on America’s foreign policy record

Just over a year ago, the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the State Department all unanimously declared that ISIS was committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East

Big Resurrection and little resurrections – Annual Day of Prayer April 26, 2017

This week Christians celebrate the definitive event in history, the bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Consecrating the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

One of the hidden and dangerous temptations of the Christian life is to think we can manage on our own, and call upon God only when we need reinforcements

At the Movies

This past week, our diocesan staff was led in a day of recollection by Father Donald Gibbs, O.S.B., a monk of Conception Abbey

As Lent begins

Many things could be said about the season of Lent which we began this Ash Wednesday, March 1st.

Knowing the Narrative

I recently overheard someone remark on the bias of certain media organizations that “their story is written before they even show up to report on it.”

Whom will we let into the lifeboat?

Of the many memorable moments in the Oscar winning film, Titanic, one in particular came to mind this week.

Sunday
December 17, 2017
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph