Bishop’s Column

“A lotta stuff going on”

This week an old priest friend called when I was unavailable.

Addressing Anarchy: Humanae Vitae at 50

Fifty years ago, America experienced one of the most profoundly important years in its history, and it was a year filled with anarchy.

Paying Attention to the Signs

On a recent vacation trip, my mother and I departed to join other family members for a week on the beach in Florida.

Making Mass More Meaningful

As a pastor, one of the things I often ponder and pray about is Sunday Mass attendance.

A Vision for our Future

One of the most fulfilling things in life is to be a part of something great with others

A Time to Heal

This time next week I will be on pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, the site where Our Blessed Mother appeared to Saint Bernadette in the mid-19th century.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today, April 4, 2018, we mark 50 years since the violent death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee.

What’s Our Plan?

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to watch bits and pieces of the Masters golf tournament.

Learning from Saint Joseph

This past weekend several of our parishes expressed devotion to Saint Joseph by holding popular customs of prayer and the traditional Saint Joseph tables filled with cookies and food.

On Being a Good Umpire

As the days get a bit longer and a bit warmer, many are looking forward to baseball season (I know I am).

Monday
August 20, 2018
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph