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At Home, At Last

A Veteran Moves on and Makes Room for More By Lisa Tulp Catholic Charities Kenneth can divide his life into “before” and “after”: before he moved off the streets into St. Michael’s Veterans Center, and after he achieved enough stability to move on. In between those extremes, Kenneth said, Catholic Charities changed his life. Before […]

Letting your wishes be known with advance directives and the like

If you’ve been admitted to a hospital in recent years, you probably were asked umpteen times, “Do you have a Living Will?”

St. Joseph youth experience Christ in the disguise of the poor

This summer, 18 youth and four adults from the St. Joseph community travelled over six hundred miles to Eagle Butte, South Dakota where they spent six days helping members of the Lakota tribe on the Cheyenne River Reservation.

Anointing of the Sick – ‘Christ is here with you’

At 93, he’s the oldest priest in the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. “I wasn’t ordained to retire,”

Encountering the Scourged Christ

By Jack Smith Many years ago, for reasons I won’t bother you with, I was afforded the opportunity to perform twenty hours of community service at the charity of my choice. After putting it off until the last minute, I chose the Missionaries of Charity AIDS hospice, then in San Francisco. It was close to […]

Little Sisters of the Poor accompany residents in journey to God

Walk through the doors of the Jeanne Jugan Center of the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the first thing you notice is the peace.

Friars find Jesus on the streets of Kansas City

Two men looked at each other and saw Jesus.

Clergy Assignments

Bishop Finn is pleased to make the following clergy assignments.

Did You Know? The Easter Candle

The use of the Paschal Candle has origins reaching at least to the third century, and may have a more ancient connection to the Jewish practice of lighting a candle at the end of the Sabbath. The blessing of the Paschal candle at the Easter Vigil and its use throughout the year is rich in […]

An Adopted Child, Closer Than Blood

By Jack Smith Catholic Key Editor When my wife and I were married nearly twenty-three years ago, we wanted to have a child right away. I am the oldest of ten kids and found my experience growing up in such a large family to be ideal. We didn’t plan to have ten children but we did […]

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