Bishop’s Column

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 […]

“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

It’s the Best!

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

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.

‘EIM Code of Conduct Policy’ and ‘Digital, Online and Social Media Communications with Youth Policy’ updated

The Catholic Church is to share the Good News of God’s love, salvation and mercy with all people.

A New Poverty

Over Thanksgiving, I had the chance to revisit the rural area where my father was born and raised.

Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

Next week Americans will celebrate the national holiday of Thanksgiving.

Turning 60 Twice

Over the past few weeks I turned sixty years old two times.

December 05, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph