Archive | March, 2011

The Diocese Has Left the Building

For the last two weeks at the Chancery we have been working out of boxes. This week we will have a brief prayer service perhaps the last as “the Diocese” in the majestic brick and stone house at Gillham and 36th Street. The mansion, built more than 100 years ago as a private home – […]

The education and care of the “dear neighbor” for 145 years in KC

Kansas City was a rough town in the mid 1860s — muddy, rocky and full of the vestiges of bitterness caused by decades of border warfare

Flying pontiff’s plane ‘forever changed’ pilot

Pope John Paul II, fresh from a rain-soaked Mass on the Boston Commons, gave the baby-faced pilot of Shepherd I a bear hug.

Woman conceived in rape addresses pro-life dinner

By John Heuertz Special to the Catholic Key Bishop Robert W. Finn received the Pro-Life Clergy of the Year Award from the Western Region of Missouri Right to Life at its “Stand Up For Life” banquet last Saturday evening. “We as clergy are called to be leaders, but many times our inspiration comes from dedicated, […]

Village women empowered to provide others with potable water

By Marty Denzer Catholic Key Reporter KANSAS CITY, Kan. — “Water, water every where, nor any drop to drink.” The well-known quote from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner exemplifies the situation more than 800 million people in the world face daily: no access to potable water. Potable water is of sufficiently high […]

Growing in the Knowledge of Christ

Sometimes an ordinary encounter can have a much deeper meaning than the surface may initially reveal. We can all recall instances where we encounter a person who reveals to us the presence of Christ. I recall meeting a man outside a church I was entering for a time of prayer. He asked me for a […]

Conference features out-of-the-ordinary witness for the faith

By Marty Denzer Catholic Key Reporter KANSAS CITY — Catholic apologetics is not what you might think. It is a theology-based defense of the faith, not an apology for it, although the etymological base is the same word in Greek. And Tim Staples isn’t your everyday apologist. Staples, director of Apologetics for Catholic Answers, was […]

MCC staff reports successes in the state legislature

MCC: Expect a bill to restrict late-term abortions to become law this year.

The second volume of Jesus of Nazareth, subtitled “Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection,” arrives just in time for Lent and offers readers a directed study and path to prayer under the tutelage of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI. Episode by episode, Pope Benedict is a skillful teacher walking us […]

The Capacity for Love

My wife and I are expecting the birth of our fourth son at the end of this month. The anticipation of this new arrival to the Jiron family brings a wide range of emotions. Our two oldest boys are filled with excitement and can’t wait to meet him. Our third son doesn’t really know what’s […]

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