Archive | February, 2011

Human Trafficking bill advances in legislature

By Marty Denzer Catholic Key Reporter KANSAS CITY — It was standing room only in the lower level public hearing room of the state capitol building in Jefferson City Feb. 9. The scent of wool coats, perfume and aftershave, and emotion drifted through the small room. Thanks to greater numbers of victims coming forward and […]

Servants and Stewards

By Jude Huntz Key Scripture Columnist In the movie The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker continues his training to become a Jedi knight under the tutelage of the ancient master Yoda. Yoda repeatedly warns him about the dangers of the dark side of the force, and in typical male bravado he boasts, “I’m not afraid.” […]

Commission begins work on implementing Mass translation

By Kevin Kelly Catholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY — It’s full steam ahead for the implementation of the new English translation of the Mass. Deacon Ralph Wehner, director of the diocesan Office of Sacred Worship, said the first meeting Feb. 8 of a special commission appointed by Bishop Robert W. Finn to assist the […]

Mr. Kangaroo and doc Bear help children learn about dental care

By Marty Denzer Catholic Key Reporter KANSAS CITY — As part of National Oral Health Month, “Doc Bear,” known as Bryan Love to his family and friends, paid a visit to children at the Seton Center Dental Clinic on Feb. 15. Doc Bear is a symbol of Health Care USA, a health insurance company that […]

The following article from Our Sunday Visitor appeared before Valentine’s Day. The author’s suggestions of “priceless gifts” to give your spouse for Valentine’s Day are indeed, gifts that could be given all year long: By Rick Fitzgibbons, M.D. In Catholic families, St. Valentine’s Day celebrates, in particular, the love between husbands and wives. This special, […]

Medical professionals urged to live in faith

White Mass for medical professionals held at Cathedral of St. Peter in KCK

St. Gianna, a model for modern lay life

By Leon Suprenant Special to the Catholic Key Thomas McKenna, founder and president of the St. Gianna Physician’s Guild, spoke at the luncheon sponsored by the local chapter of the Catholic Medical Association following Saturday’s White Mass. He is a leading authority on St. Gianna Molla, a 20th-century wife, mother, and physician whom Pope John […]

God has a plan for everyone, fifth graders told at Vocation Days

Annual Fifth Grade Vocations Days held

Software program being piloted in four area Catholic grade schools

By Marty Denzer Catholic Key Reporter KANSAS CITY — Pretend for a moment that you are a grade school student who is struggling with Math or reading. Other kids don’t seem to have the same problems. It’s frustrating, you’re unhappy and you hate being called on in class. You like computers. What if a computer […]

New scholarship honors families who sacrifice to send their kids to diocesan schools

By Marty Denzer Catholic Key Reporter KANSAS CITY — As parents sit down to begin the application process for their children to attend Catholic high schools in the fall, they should be aware of a new program available to students who attend diocesan high schools. Called the Honoring Family Scholarship, it provides a partial tuition […]

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