Archive | May, 2011

Local Hibernian Council to award scholarships to Catholic high schools

The Kansas City Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will award $500 scholarships to four students

Mo. human trafficking legislation passes in both houses

Missouri has had human trafficking legislation in place for a handful of years, but a bill recently passed by both the House and the Senate would create stiffer penalties for the crime.

Louis Farley to be ordained May 28

Credit Msgr. Martin Froeschl for this one, even if it did take 20 years.

Clergy Assignments

Bishop Finn is pleased to make the following clergy assignments.  Pastors Rev. Thomas Albers, CPPS, formerly Pastor of Saint James Parish in Liberty, appointed Pastor of Saint Mary Parish, Nevada, with residence at the parish, effective July 1, 2011. Rev. John Bolderson, formerly Pastor of Saint Patrick Parish in Butler and Immaculate Conception Parish in […]

The Lord is My Shepherd

More than a few years ago I was at Mass in Dallas where I had been living when these sets of readings occurred. One of the deacons at the parish preached on these readings, lecturing the congregation on the lack of trust people have in institutions. Speaking directly to my generation, he questioned how it […]

Sister Martha Smith, CSJ

Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet Martha Smith, 82, died May 9 at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis. She had been suffering end stage renal failure. Martha Smith was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., a daughter of Edmund and Anna May Smith. She and her sisters attended St. Teresa’s Academy. Martha […]

Sister Joan Marie Martin, RSM

Sister Joan Marie Martin, RSM, was a very spiritual woman with many talents. According to those who knew her, she had a twinkle in her eye and a cheery disposition that showed her beautiful spirit and her deep, deep connection to Jesus. That close relationship with God shaped her 56 years as a Sister of […]

Vocations to Priesthood and Consecrated Life: a Super-Priority

Shortly after arriving in Kansas City-St. Joseph, I was responding to one of many questions about my priorities and plans. While mentioning a number of things that are very important, I said of vocations to the priesthood and religious life: They are a “super-priority.” Why are these vocations so important? They are vital because without […]

Catholic Center brings new life to the old New York Life Building

Picture a crisp morning in 1890, bright and sunny. Horse-drawn street cars clatter up and down Main Street …

Sister Thomasita Ross, BVM

DUBUQUE, IOWA – Sister Thomasita Ross, BVM, 89, died April 25, 2011, at Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., on April 7, 1922, to Thomas and Margaret Ann (O’Donnell) Ross. She entered the Sisters of Charity, BVM congregation on Sept. 8, 1939, from St. Vincent Parish, Kansas City, Mo. She […]

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