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Brightening kids’ lives during coronavirus shutdown

By Marty Denzer, Catholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY ― In mid-March, the lives of kids across the country turned inside out as the coronavirus swept inward from the east and west coasts to converge in the nation’s heart. In Kansas City, as in many other cities, businesses and schools closed in an effort to […]

Diocesan Interfaith Officer was inspired to learn about other faith traditions

By Marty Denzer, Catholic Key Associate Editor  KANSAS CITY ─ Those of us who grew up in the years following Vatican II may remember attending services at several “Protestant,” non-Catholic Christian, churches around town, possibly attending  synagogue service on a Saturday morning, even a Buddhist or some other faith tradition as part of “the ecumenical […]

COVID 19 guidelines instituted

Please see our website for more information on these as well as ongoing updates, guidelines and policies during these COVID-19 challenges:

Parishes affected by coronavirus

How are parishes coping with orders for social distancing and the closure of public Masses?

Blessing the Holy Oils at Chrism Mass

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, public Masses were cancelled throughout the diocese, including the public Chrism Mass scheduled April 2.

Walking the ‘Clear Path’ in parishes

Have you heard of the Clear Path for Discipleship, the guided learning and self-discovery process that equips parish leaders and pastors to self-assess their present situation and needs?

Catholic hospitals celebrate new CEO, new awards

Just a few months ago, Catholic hospitals on both sides of the state line welcomed Mark Benz, the new regional CEO of St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Medical Centers in Kansas City and Blue Springs, Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. and St. John’s Hospital in Leavenworth.

Bishop Johnston welcomes 311 at Rites of Election

The Leap weekend, Feb. 29 and March 1, was especially notable in the Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph as 311 men, women and children — 127 catechumens and 184 candidates — entered into preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.

St. Joseph Tables 2020

Centuries ago, a severe famine in Sicily caused considerable suffering and starvation.

Fifth graders get sneak peeks at priestly, religious sister vocations

By Marty DenzerCatholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY — One after another, the school busses pulled up to the doors of St. Michael the Archangel High School in Lee’s Summit on Feb. 20. Fifth graders from 13 Catholic grade schools from across the diocese, and students from the homeschool community, stepped into the high school […]

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June 07, 2020
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