Bishop’s Column

Making February Brighter

Full confession: February is my least favorite month.

Our Mutually Shared Vision … One Family: Restored in Christ – Equipped for Mission

On many occasions over the past months, I have been asked on visits throughout our diocese about the Mutually Shared Vision for our local Church.

Should We Protect All Children?

Should we protect all children?

The Free Solo of Jesus Christ

Recently, I was able to see the new film, Free Solo, which tells the true story surrounding Alex Honnold’s June 3, 2017 climb up the face of “El Capitan,”

Making Room

It is a simple, good-natured thing when we see it.

Stumbling Out of the Gate

There is a term, borrowed from horse racing, that aptly describes getting off to a bad start:

Preparing for a Meeting

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22 This time next week I will be in Baltimore at the annual meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. These meetings are the annual occasion for the bishops to make important decisions that will impact the life of the […]

Has Anything Changed?

Over the past weeks, I have received many letters from concerned Catholics over the renewed scandal surrounding child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy.

Blocking and Tackling

Most football fans know that a team’s success boils down to doing fundamental things well—in the case of football,

‘Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering …’

Since the printing of the last issue of The Key much has happened.

September 27, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph