World Mission Sunday is Oct. 18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We celebrate World Mission Sunday on October 18 this year.  This annual, worldwide Eucharistic celebration emphasizes our shared baptismal call to mission. Pope Francis, in his message for World Mission Sunday, implores us, “In this year marked by the suffering and challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the missionary journey of […]

‘Domingo Mundial de las Misiones’ el 18 de Octubre

Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo, Celebramos el Domingo Mundial de las Misiones el 18 de octubre de este año. Esta celebración Eucaristica anual en todo el mundo enfatiza nuestro llamado bautismal com partido a la misión. El Papa Francisco, en su mensaje para el Domingo Mundial de las Misiones, nos implora: “En este año […]

A campaign to send a hug

Guest Commentary by Sister Constance Veit, LSP Summer is usually a lot of fun in our Homes. The elderly enjoy getting outdoors for picnics, gardening and community outings, especially when they include a stop for ice cream. Not so this year! As summer wears on with no end to the pandemic in sight, the mandated […]

“Accidental Monasticism”

Twice this past week, different friends compared the new reality that has beset our daily life in this time of pandemic to that of a monastery.

The Sound of Silence

Growing up in the late sixties as a child, I would listen to music with my father on our stereo

This is My Beloved Son

In this Sunday’s readings we celebrate Jesus’ Transfiguration.

Don’t Lower the Bar

This week’s gospel, Matthew 5:38-48, contains a difficult teaching.

It’s the Best!

My residence is only a few blocks from the Power & Light District downtown.

Salt and Light

In this short Gospel passage, Jesus makes two emphatic statements, ‘You are the salt of the earth…

Rome, Roots and Our Story

Last week I was in Rome with the bishops of Region IX (Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa) for what is known as the ad limina visit.

October 29, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph