Archive | March, 2015

Ministry of kindness toward others reflects Christ’s love and hope

Jonathan came out of the Army, and tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, messed up.

Key Classifieds – March 20, 2015

Priest joined his life with the poor and suffering

It had to be the Beatitudes.

The Call of Baptism: A Death March to Eternal Life

I like to think the somber title of this reflection is inspired by pious meditation on the Sunday Scriptures.

Belton parish celebrates life of Archbishop Romero

Only a great teacher can be remembered by children not born until decades after his death.

City plan commission rejects dormitory plan

By Kevin Kelly Catholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Plan Commission March 17 once again unanimously rejected a scaled-down plan to rezone land now occupied by the vacant St. Francis Xavier School for construction of an 85-unit, 237-bed Bellarmino dormitory targeted for Catholic university students. The site, at 53rd Street and […]

Catholics from two states gather for healing

Sometimes, even an archbishop needs an extra push before he takes the plunge.

Did You Know? The Easter Candle

The use of the Paschal Candle has origins reaching at least to the third century, and may have a more ancient connection to the Jewish practice of lighting a candle at the end of the Sabbath. The blessing of the Paschal candle at the Easter Vigil and its use throughout the year is rich in […]

Seeking a new beginning through faith, love, kindness

April 13, 2014, was a Sunday like any other — attending church with family, making plans for family dinner, visiting relatives and sharing activities — until the unthinkable made it horrific.

Ministry to elderly has its rewards

By Kevin Kelly Catholic Key Associate Editor MARYVILLE — There’s a quote about the elderly that Francesca Brownsberger will never forget: “Our bodies and minds are going weak, but our spirits are getting stronger.” “I wish I knew what saint said that,” said Brownsberger, who ministers to the elderly at five Maryville nursing homes and […]

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