It was Bishop James V. Johnston’s first opportunity since his installation to meet nearly all of his 35 seminarians and he seized the moment.
It did not happen without controversy, because it cannot be denied that the Spanish colonization of California also brought with it a near-genocide of the native people.
If anybody’s mind was wandering as Bishop Robert W. Finn began his homily, he certainly brought them back to attention.
The year 2015 is a banner year for Kansas City area Serra Clubs members:
Deacon Jack Fitzpatrick has been to nine of these events.
After seven ordinations since December 2011, there will be no priestly ordinations for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in 2013.
You could feel Bob Miller in the room, his brother, attorney Dick Miller told the crowd.
So how big can a party that began as a backyard barbecue get?
“Today we express our thanks to you sisters and to those who came before you, for your holy determination.”
Once again, they came in droves to show their appreciation, respect and love for each other.