It was around 10 a.m., Sept. 28, and the pilgrims from the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph who had traveled to Philadelphia for the pope’s visit
Pope Francis was the main purpose of the pilgrimage to Philadelphia.
“Pray for me!”
On Sept. 15, 2015, Pope Francis appointed Springfield-Cape Girardeau Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr., as the Seventh Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph in northwest Missouri.
Physically, he spent the majority of his years of priestly service well outside his boyhood home.
At 4 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 16, St. James Church was packed.
There were no ifs, no ands, no buts.
They needed the money, of course. What university student doesn’t look hard for a summer job?
The two main focuses of the Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver — family and education — have never been needed more than they are right now,
Camp Savio celebrated its five-year anniversary this summer.