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Seminarian Support Dinner Honors Missing Brother
Feb 5th, 2016

By Jack SmithCatholic Key EditorWhen dozens of seminarians representing just a fraction of those local men studying for the priesthood climbed on stage, emcee Larry Moore marveled at the contrast with the first Support Our Seminarians Dinner 23 years ...

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Thoughts On Catholic Schools
Feb 5th, 2016

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them . . . Mt 5:1-2As this is Catholic Schools Week across America, it provides an opportunity to reflect on ...

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Merry Christmas - Bishop Johnston's Christmas Homily
Dec 25th, 2015

Years ago, when I was preparing to graduate from college and interview for a job, I became very aware of the importance of first impressions.  The first impression you make can shape everything that follows in an interview and a relationship. ...

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Holy Doors opened as diocese begins Year of Mercy
Dec 16th, 2015

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY If William Shakespeare was correct and mercy droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven, then the Jubilee Year of Mercy got off to a great start in Kansas City. A steady downpour of me ...

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Missouri Bishops on Terrorist Attacks in Paris and Syrian Refugee Crisis
Nov 19th, 2015

We, the Catholic bishops of Missouri, write to express our solidarity with all those terrorized by ISIS and other violent extremists who falsely invoke the name of God to justify their bloody attacks on innocent people. Our concern especially goes ou ...

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Bishop Finds His Role Model In St. Charles Borromeo
Nov 8th, 2015

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorKANSAS CITY We have a bishop.Are you willing to serve the people in this diocese in the tradition of the apostolic faith of the church? asked Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigan, apostolic nuncio to the United ...

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Franciscan Medical Mission Leverages Tight Resources
Oct 29th, 2015

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorINDEPENDENCE If life were a fairy tale and Paul Wilson had three wishes, this is what he would ask for, in order: A few good Catholic men with business savvy to serve as a board of directions, and who kno ...

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Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. to Head Kansas City St. Joseph Diocese
Sep 15th, 2015

Pope Francis names Springfield Cape Girardeau Bishop as 7th Bishop of Kansas City St. JosephUPDATE - Listen to Bishop Johnston's Press Conference Here(Kansas City, MO)  The Holy See Press Office this morning reported Pope Francis has appoint ...

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Statement Regarding Pope Francis Abortion Announcement
Sep 4th, 2015

The priests of the Diocese of Kansas City St. Joseph have had the faculty not only to absolve the sin of abortion, but also to remove any other obstacles such as an ecclesiastical censure so that an individual may be fully reconciled to God and to ...

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Longest Serving American Cardinal, Kansas City Priest Dies
Jul 27th, 2015

A Kansas City priest who went on to be Bishop of Springfield - Cape Girardeau, Archbishop of Washington D.C. and the longest serving Cardinal in American history died July 23. His obituary was published in the Catholic Standard newspaper of the Archd ...

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Missouri Bishops on the Selling of Fetal Body Parts of Unborn Children
Jul 23rd, 2015

We, the Catholic Bishops of Missouri, welcome investigations into whether Planned Parenthood or others are selling, buying or donating fetal body parts from aborted babies. All of these horrific practices should be banned in the state of Missouri.E ...

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Supreme Court Decision On Marriage A Tragic Error
Jul 2nd, 2015

WASHINGTONThe U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex marriage is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us, said Archbishop Jo ...

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Jam-Packed Cathedral Cheers Historic Day For Ordinations
Jun 5th, 2015

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorKANSAS CITY Two loud and long ovations rang through a packed Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception May 23.The first ovation was for the seven men about to be ordained priests of the Diocese of Kansas City ...

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Friars Find Jesus On The Streets Of Kansas City
May 11th, 2015

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorKANSAS CITY Two men looked at each other and saw Jesus.Friar Benjamin, of the Fraternity of the Poor of Jesus Christ, went straight for Larry when he and lay volunteers stopped near the intersection of Ind ...

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Kansas Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann appointed Apostolic Administrator of Kansas City - St. Joseph
Apr 21st, 2015

Statement on the Resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn from the Pastoral Care of the Diocese of Kansas City St. JosephApril 21, 2015Today, the Holy Father Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn from the pastoral care of ...

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Perhaps most clearly tonight, we see Heaven - Homily for Easter
Apr 4th, 2015

By Most Rev. Robert W. FinnBishop of Kansas City - St. JosephDear friends, Tonight we hear the Angels words spoken in the depths of eternal truth. He addresses the women who have come to anoint the dead body of Jesus. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, th ...

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Holy Thursday Homily: Love and get ready to suffer
Apr 2nd, 2015

By Most Rev. Robert W. FinnGiven at the Cathedral of the Immaculate ConceptionDear friends,    Now we have begun the Holy Triduum Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil. This is the celebration of the saving work of Jesus Christ, o ...

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No Priests, No Church, Fifth Graders Are Told
Mar 9th, 2015

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorKANSAS CITY For two decades, the Vocations Office of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has gathered hundreds of fifth graders together at Archbishop OHara High School for a very special reason: God is ...

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Fast And Abstinence For Lent
Feb 9th, 2015

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 un ...

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Friendship Evangelization in Kansas City
Feb 9th, 2015

By Russell E. SaltzmanThe first thing to say about Simple House, its not so simple. The concept of an inner-city Catholic mission to the poor is not new. But how it is implemented can sometimes be another story.Simple House, 2432 Agnes Avenue in Kan ...

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Scott Hahn coming to Kansas City
Jan 8th, 2015

Dr. Scott Hahn, author of over 40 books and famed Catholic professor, theologian, and well known speaker is coming to St. Therese Catholic Church in Parkville, Missouri on Saturday, February 7, 2015 to present a Conference entitled: "The Gospel ...

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Our Lady Of The Presentation Named A Blue Ribbon School
Dec 12th, 2014

By Marty DenzerCatholic Key ReporterLEES SUMMIT Earlier this semester, Our Lady of the Presentation School was notified that it had been selected a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School and an Exemplary High Performing School, the only private school i ...

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St. Matthew Apostle Parish Marks 50 Years Of Service, Faith
Nov 11th, 2014

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorKANSAS CITY St. Symington.No, the Roman Catholic Church hasnt canonized the legendary U.S. senator from Missouri.St. Symington was the playful nickname that the founding members of St. Matthew Apostle P ...

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Vatican Receives Sainthood Cause For Sister Marie De Mandat-Grancey
Oct 10th, 2014

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorKANSAS CITY Erin von Uffel and Lorraine Fusaro are certain. So is Dr. Andrea Ambrosi and Bishop Robert W. Finn.There is no doubt in their mind that Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey is a saint worthy of canon ...

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FIRE Foundation Works To Ignite The Flame Of Inclusive Education
Sep 9th, 2014

By Marty DenzerCatholic Key ReporterKANSAS CITY It began in 1996; five families dreamed of sending their children with special needs to the same Catholic grade schools as their siblings and friends. Its been 18 years since those parents founded th ...

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Cathedral Organ Festival coming Aug. 24
Aug 13th, 2014

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorKANSAS CITY Fun? Summer fun? Indoors in a church?You bet, said Dr. Jan Kraybill, featured artist at the second annual French Organ Music Festival, to begin at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Cathedral of the Immacul ...

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A Place Heroes Can Call Home
Jul 21st, 2014

By Marty DenzerCatholic Key ReporterKANSAS CITY Monday, June 30, dawned hot and sticky, but nobody at the St. Michaels Veterans Center campus minded. It was the official grand opening of Phase I of the center fully-equipped apartment homes with ...

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Missouri Catholic Conference Objects to Illegal, St. Louis Same-Sex Ceremonies
Jun 26th, 2014

The following statement was issued today from the Missouri Catholic Conference:The Missouri Catholic Conference is deeply disappointed that Mayor Slay and other public officials of the City of St. Louis have chosen to conduct same-sex ceremonies in o ...

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Four Men Answer Call To Priesthood
Jun 16th, 2014

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorKANSAS CITY No priests, no Mass, no Eucharist.Bishop Robert W. Finn took special pride May 24 in ordaining four men for the indispensable ministry of priesthood for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph ...

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Royals Billy Butler And Friends Pitch In To Help Feed The Hungry
May 6th, 2014

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorKANSAS CITY Take it from Billy Butler.You cant play baseball or feed the poor by yourself. Teammates are important.On a rare day off, the Kansas City Royals designated hitter called on some special teamm ...

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St. Pius Students Join Franciscan Sister To Save Lives Round The World
May 6th, 2014

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorKANSAS CITY There isnt a doubt in her mind. Millions of people are alive today because of the generosity of students from St. Pius X High School, Franciscan Sister Andrea Kantner told the students.Every y ...

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Groundbreaking at St. Michael the Archangel High School Site - May 3 - All are Invited
Apr 28th, 2014

You and Your Family to are Invited to AttendThe Formal Dedication and GroundbreakingAt the St. Michael the Archangel High School Site85th Street and Lees Summit RoadIn Kansas City MissouriMay 3, 2014Eleven Oclock in the MorningThe site will remain ...

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Tragic Shooting at Jewish Center Brings Us to Prayer
Apr 15th, 2014

By Most Rev. Robert W. FinnBishop of Kansas City - St. JosephLast Sunday, Palm Sunday, brought the report of a terrible and tragic shooting in Overland Park, Kansas, at the Jewish Community Center. So many of us were shocked to hear such news of viol ...

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Breakfast Celebrates 25 Years Of Helping Families Afford Catholic Education
Apr 10th, 2014

By Marty DenzerCatholic Key ReporterKANSAS CITY Remember the Central City School Fund? The partnership of civic, philanthropic and Catholic communities was established 25 years ago by then-Bishop John J. Sullivan to help families in Kansas Citys u ...

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President, principal hired for St. Michael the Archangel High School
Mar 20th, 2014

By Jack SmithCatholic Key EditorProfessor and Director of Operative Dentistry at UMKC, Dr. John Purk is a well-known educator on marriage and family life, the Theology of the Body and the spiritual life; 4th degree Knight of Columbus, and missionary ...

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Bishop Boland Memorial Mass - March 25
Mar 19th, 2014

All are invited to attend the Memorial Mass for Bishop Raymond Boland on March 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. A reception will follow at the Catholic Center, 9th and Baltimore. Parking is available at the Catholic Cen ...

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Bishop Raymond J. Boland, 1932-2014
Feb 27th, 2014

The Diocese received word late today that Bishop Emeritus Raymond J. Boland died in Cork, Ireland in a hospice facility surrounded by family. He had returned to Ireland from Kansas City with his brother, Bishop Kevin Boland, on Saturday in order to f ...

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Bring people to Christ, new society is told
Feb 13th, 2014

By Kevin Kelly Catholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY It was as simple has handing over a stack of some 20 signed applications. On Jan. 25, following an Anglican use High Mass, Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson personally received the applications fro ...

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Students live the Beatitudes in Catholic Schools Week video
Jan 29th, 2014

Help celebrate Catholic Schools Week by watching this video about how our Catholic School students learn and practice the Beatitudes. ...

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March for Life pilgrims begin journey with Mass
Jan 21st, 2014

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorBLUE SPRINGS Spiritual courage and spiritual weapons are needed in a spiritual war, Father Joseph Totton, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, told some 200 pilgrims boarding buses with him at St. John L ...

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Catholic Charities reaches out to give children a happy Christmas
Dec 24th, 2013

By Marty DenzerCatholic Key ReporterKANSAS CITY What do Santa Claus and Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph have in common? They both make children (and parents) happier at Christmas.Through Project Shining Star, Catholic Charities provide ...

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Christ the King Parish Celebrates 75 Years
Dec 12th, 2013

By Marty DenzerCatholic Key ReporterKANSAS CITY For many Catholics in the south central part of Kansas City, Christ the King Parish was a part of their growing up. Founded in 1938, the parish anchors the southern edge of Waldo, and to those born af ...

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Clergy Assignments
Dec 6th, 2013

Bishop Finn is pleased to make the following clergy assignments.PastorsRev. Angelo Bartulica, formerly pastor of St. Columban Parish, Chillicothe, St. Joseph Parish, Trenton, appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Raytown, Mo., with reside ...

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Survey on Marriage and Family
Nov 25th, 2013

Survey On Marriage and FamilyCatholics in the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph are invited to participate in a survey on challenges facing families today. Your responses will be used to prepare for the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops called ...

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Visitation Principal Earns National Honor
Nov 19th, 2013

By Marty DenzerCatholic Key ReporterKANSAS CITY All 550 students at Visitation School know Dr. Vincent Cascone. Hes their principal.But heres a pop quiz. How many know him as Dad, or Uncle? This year, five students ranging from first through eigh ...

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St. Anthonys pastor meets Pope Francis in Rome
Oct 15th, 2013

By Marty DenzerCatholic Key Reporter KANSAS CITY Last week I shook the hand of Pope Francis. In his homily Oct. 27, Father Paul Turner, pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Kansas City, recalled his meeting Oct. 17 with the pope in the Vaticans apost ...

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Statement of Bishop Robert Finn on Sentencing of Shawn Ratigan
Sep 12th, 2013

Catholic Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. JosephStatement of Bishop Robert Finn Regarding Sentencing of Shawn Ratigan(Kansas City, MO / September 12, 2013)  Today, Shawn Ratigan was sentenced in Federal Court on a number of charges related to th ...

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Child and Youth Protection Report Released
Sep 5th, 2013

The Office of Child and Youth Protection of the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph has released the first comprehensive annual report of its activities.Last year at this time, Jenifer Valenti produced a report summarizing the first year of her work ...

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Retired Salina Bishop, Former Kansas City Auxiliary Dies
Jul 29th, 2013

The Most Reverend George K. Fitzsimons, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina from 1984 to 2004, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his home in Ogden, Kan. He was born on Sept. 4, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., to George Kinzie and Margaret ...

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Campaign for Catholic education gets a big boost from a Chief to a Royal
Jun 19th, 2013

By Kevin Kelly Catholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY Lamar Hunt Jr. has given a lot of big checks to a lot of professional athletes. But a June 13 luncheon at the downtown Catholic Center might have marked the first time the owner ...

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Conception graduate receives Medal of Honor
Apr 19th, 2013

By Kevin Kelly Catholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY Conception Seminary College can add another title earned by its alumni: Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor earned by a member of the U.S. armed forc ...

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Sweeney signs on to hit Forward in Faith out of the park
Mar 28th, 2013

By Kevin Kelly Catholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY Future Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer Mike Sweeney has lived a life full of thrills and challenges. And he is always ready to take on one more. When Bishop Robert W. Finn asked Sweeney ...

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Campaign for Catholic education and formation begins
Mar 8th, 2013

By Jack Smith Catholic Key Editor KANSAS CITY Bishop Robert W. Finn has announced the launch of a capital campaign to strengthen parish and diocesan Catholic formation and education programs. Titled, Forward in Faith, the initiative is only ...

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Make a Pilgrimage of Faith to the Place of Baptism - March 10
Mar 7th, 2013

Following is a Year of Faith opportunity from Bishop Robert W. Finn's March 8 Catholic Key column:A number of times I have already written to you about the Year of Faith, proclaimed last Fall by Pope Benedict XVI and continuing until the Feast of ...

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Town Hall Meeting for St. Michael the Archangel High School - Mar. 6
Feb 28th, 2013

Below, please find an invitation to a town hall meeting from architects for the new St. Michael the Archangel High School:YOURE INVITED!Forward in Faith! The Catholic Diocese of Kansas CitySt Joseph has embarked on a wonderful and exciting new jour ...

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St. Joseph Mandatory Reporter Training to Proceed as Scheduled
Feb 27th, 2013

The Mandatory Reporter Training sessions scheduled for February 28 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in St. Joseph will proceed as scheduled:9 a.m. - 11 a.m.2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (priests only)6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ...

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Thank you Pope Benedict for Your Great Dedication and Love
Feb 13th, 2013

Following is Bishop Finn's column from the Feb. 15 edition of The Catholic Key: Monday of this week, I was surprised and saddened to hear of the decision of Pope Benedict XVI to retire his duties as Holy Father and Bishop of Rome.  Pope Be ...

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Busy Lees Summit mom draws the popes attention
Jan 15th, 2013

By Kevin KellyLEES SUMMIT Yes, she counts her blessings, and sons Noah (age 4), Eli (2), and Levi (1) are definitely three of them. But Linda Binggeli, who is one serious Catholic as well as one serious young mother, felt that managing a three- ...

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Decree of Indulgences for Year of Faith
Jan 7th, 2013

Bishop Robert W. Finn has issued a Decree proclaiming indulgences for the Year of Faith in accordance with Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei, of Pope Benedict XVI. Bishop Finn introduces the Decree in his January 11 Catholic Key column:Renewing Baptism: ...

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Kansas City Youth Conference invites, inspires teens to share the light of faith
Dec 10th, 2012

By Kevin Kelly Catholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY Thanksgiving can be pretty tough if your family isnt even on the same book, and your book is the Bible. Just ask the Bible Geek. I have two brothers who left the church. I have two sist ...

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Ombudsman, director focused on protecting children
Nov 19th, 2012

By Kevin Kelly Catholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY Reports are up to the diocesan ombudsman and she couldnt be happier. People are becoming more vigilant about their role in protecting children, Valenti said. And they are placing their ...

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Year of Faith Opens with Rosary Rally
Oct 19th, 2012

The Year of Faith Opens with Rosary RallySometimes, Plan B works out pretty well.The heavens decided to bless Kansas City all day with badly needed rain on Oct. 13. That was the evening that the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and the Eucha ...

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New diocesan high school has a name
Sep 10th, 2012

By Marty Denzer Catholic Key Reporter LEES SUMMIT About 40 excited freshmen from both St. Marys and Archbishop OHara high schools gathered Aug. 30 on the summit of a hill on the site of a new Catholic high school expected to open in the fa ...

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A Report from the Ombudsman to the People of the Diocese
Aug 9th, 2012

In June 2011, Bishop Robert W. Finn appointed Jenifer Valenti as Ombudsman to independently receive and investigate all reports of sexual misconduct, boundary violations or suspicious behavior by all clergy, employees and volunteers in the Diocese of ...

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Ground Broken for New Twelve Apostles Parish in Platte City
Jul 13th, 2012

By Kevin KellyCatholic Key Associate EditorPLATTE CITY All parishes are special to a bishop.But Bishop Robert W. Finn might be forgiven if he thinks XII Apostles Parish is just a wee bit extra special.On June 30, Bishop Finn joined parish leaders t ...

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Catholic Schools Launch Brand New Ways To Tell the Story
Jun 18th, 2012

Catholic School System taps into voice of community The Catholic Schools of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph have launched brand new ways to engage anyone with a pulse on Catholic school education. With the school parent demographic now largely comprised ...

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Catholic Communication Campaign Keeps Catholics Connected
Jun 4th, 2012

Catholics will have the chance to promote the work of the church in the public square through the Catholic Communications Campaign (CCC) on June 16 -17. Annually, parishes throughout the United States collect funds for the CCC to respond to local and ...

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Feast of Corpus Christi in Kansas City
Jun 3rd, 2012

Catholics from two dioceses take faith into the streets on June 10Catholics from two dioceses will unite for the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 10, with a public demonstration of faith through the downtown streets of Kansas City, Missouri. ...

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Memorial Day Masses at Catholic Cemeteries
May 25th, 2012

Memorial Day Masses, on Monday, May 28 will be offered in Catholic cememteries in the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph. Belonging to the Catholic community is being part of a family. On this day of remembrance, the Association of Catholic Cemeteri ...

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2012 Ordinations to the Priesthood
May 13th, 2012

Predictably the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception  is packed for ordinations to the priesthood and the diaconate. This year's priestly ordination class of six men presents a happy problem that hasn't been faced in decades.  On Saturd ...

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Blisters for Sisters 2012
May 9th, 2012

Teachers. Nurses. Social workers. Tireless champions of virtuous living and social justice. On May 5, we went the extra mile for the religious women of our diocese. The annual walk-a-thon sponsored by the Serra Clubs is a show of support for the reli ...

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Name the New High School
May 7th, 2012

Hello. . .My Name Is. . . The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph is taking another step in its plans to open a new Catholic high school at the juncture of expanding communities in Eastern Jackson County.  With land purchased in northern Lee's ...

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School Bell Breakfast a Breakfast for Champions
May 3rd, 2012

Strong City School Fund Champions Access to Neighborhood Catholic Schools For consumers of news, its not hard to find the grim social and educational statistics that plague Kansas City. Fueled by the loss of accreditation of the citys namesake p ...

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Bishops Launch Resources for Political Responsibilty
Apr 25th, 2012

Want to become a better-informed citizen?  Blog posts, YouTube videos, an online quiz and resources on Facebook are among the ways Catholics can learn what the Church teaches on issues and ways to be involved in the political process. Resou ...

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Junior Board Hosts Soiree at Science City
Apr 21st, 2012

by Marty Denzer, The Catholic KeyJust two years ago, a group of young Catholic professionals with the desire to assist Catholic Charities of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph, formed the agencys Junior Board. The Junior Board is an organization of young adul ...

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Immigration Conference 2012: A Global Perspective
Apr 13th, 2012

Vaticans Permanent Observer to the U.N. KeynotesOwing to a last-minute scheduling conflict for Archbishop Chullikatt, the Immigration Conference is rescheduled for Friday, June 29. Surveillance trucks, unmanned aerial drones, and border patrollers ...

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George Bailey Has Left the Building
Mar 29th, 2012

It used to be that you knew your banker by name. Loans required the filling out of a few forms but mainly the transaction was based on trust. And if you wanted a loan a bit too rich for your financial situation, your banker would steer you toward a ...

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Honoring Family Scholarship in Second Year
Mar 15th, 2012

Diocesan Catholic High School Students Benefit Last year, the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph unveiled its Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools. Two years in the making, the plan is a roadmap for strengthening Catholic school education through ...

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Transition Plan Announced for St. Mary High School
Mar 8th, 2012

Statement of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daniel Peters Concerning the Multi-Year Administrative Transition Plan for St. Mary High SchoolAs part of a multi-year plan, the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph will unify the administrations o ...

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Retired Chief of Police Corwin To Lead Review Board
Feb 27th, 2012

Former Kansas City Missouri Chief of Police James D. Corwin has been named chairman of the Independent Review Board (IRB) for the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph. The IRB is a consultative body that advises Bishop Robert Finn on the fi ...

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MCC Encourages Action on Education
Feb 25th, 2012

Note this:  This is not a Catholic school voucher plan. Nor is it state funding for Catholic schools. Note this very well:  A state constitutional amendment that Missouris bishops want to put on the November general election ballot ...

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10 Things to Remember in Lent
Feb 22nd, 2012

As Catholics enter the Lenten Season, Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers "10 Things to Remember for Lent." 1. R ...

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Six More Things Everyone Should Know About the HHS Mandate
Feb 13th, 2012

1. The rule that created the uproar has not changed at all, but was finalized as is. Friday evening, after a day of touting meaningful changes in the mandate, HHS issued a regulation finalizing the rule first issued in August 2011, "without change. ...

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Bishops Renew Call to Legislative Action on Religious Liberty
Feb 11th, 2012

Regulatory changes limited and unclear Rescission of mandate only complete solution Continue urging passage of Respect for Rights of Conscience Act  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued the following statem ...

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MCC Joins Other Faith Groups in Rally for Religious Liberty
Feb 7th, 2012

On Tuesday, March 27, St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson and Dr. John L. Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, will join other prominent religious leaders from around the state at a Rally for Religious Liberty at the rotunda ...

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Six Things Everyone Should Know About the HHS Mandate
Feb 6th, 2012

WASHINGTON - The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops offers the following clarifications regarding the Health and Human Services regulations on mandatory coverage of contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs.   1. ...

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HHS Mandate - Action Alert
Feb 1st, 2012

Letter to Parishioners from Most Reverend Robert W. Finn Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write to you concerning a serious matter that negatively impacts the Church in the United States, and that strikes at the fundamental right to religious ...

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Superintendent Speaks Out on Legislative Initiatives
Jan 31st, 2012

Legislative Initiatives for Quality, Accredited Education for Missouris Children - statement of Dr. Daniel Peters, Superintendent of SchoolsSchool children dont buy houses. They dont pay property taxes, and children cant vote. Last month, ...

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Catholic Schools Week Celebrates Faith, Service and Academics
Jan 26th, 2012

Schools Are a Multi-Million Dollar Gift to the RegionAs our nation debates the economy and what steps to take to recover, theres one institution that actually saves the taxpayer money  a Catholic school.Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daniel Pe ...

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Site Purchased for Future School
Jan 25th, 2012

by Kevin Kelly, associate editor of The Catholic KeyThe Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph announced the purchase and donation of an 80-acre tract of land in western Lees Summit that could be, if plans fall into place, the site of a new $30 million ...

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Join Your Prayers with the National Prayer Vigil for Life
Jan 22nd, 2012

More than 10,000 people, many of them youth from schools around the nation, will gather in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for an end to abortion at the Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life, Sund ...

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Debate Over Immigration Migrates To Missouri
Jan 15th, 2012

The debate over tougher immigration laws has migrated to Missouri. State Senator Will Kraus, of Lees Summit, has filed SB 590 that, if passed, would require schools to verify the immigration status of students. The proposed legislation directs poli ...

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Community Education Forums Set for Clay County Parishes
Jan 1st, 2012

Department of Child and Youth Protection Raises Community Awareness The Department of Child and Youth Protection of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph has announced information sessions at six locations in Clay County. The forums are one elemen ...

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An Open Letter to Parents of Students in the Kansas City Missouri School District,
Dec 12th, 2011

As a career educator with experience in public and Catholic schools, I have watched with interest the regrettable series of events leading up to the loss of accreditation by the Kansas City Missouri School District (KCMSD). Those of us who believe th ...

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High School Scholarship and Placement Test
Nov 30th, 2011

Test Set for Saturday, January 7, 2011Current eighth grade students interested in attending a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph next fall can take the entrance exam on Saturday, January 7, at any of eight locations. Stud ...

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Diocese Appoints Director of Child & Youth Protection
Nov 30th, 2011

Carrie Cooper brings compliance background to new post The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph has established a new Department of Child and Youth Protection. Carrie Cooper, who for 11 years led a group of financial advisors and ensured compliance w ...

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Statement of Bishop Robert Finn
Nov 15th, 2011

Concerning the Compliance Agreement with the Clay County ProsecutorOn November 15, 2011, I entered into a Compliance Agreement with Daniel Lee White, Prosecuting Attorney for Clay County Missouri. This agreement provides a structure for us to maintai ...

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Game On! School vs. School
Nov 3rd, 2011

Bright Futures Fund Benefits from Kids Helping Kids Attend Catholic SchoolsLemonade stands. Bake sales. Car washes.  Pint-sized philanthropists tackle cancer, bring relief after tornadoes and help other children attend Catholic schools in the Di ...

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Annual Collection Set for Retired Religious
Nov 2nd, 2011

Share in the Care on December 10-11The 24th annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be taken up December 10-11, 2011, in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Sponsored by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washi ...

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Statements Concerning Action of Jackson County Grand Jury
Oct 14th, 2011

Bishop Robert Finn and the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph today acknowledged receipt of the misdemeanor charges brought by the Jackson County Prosecutor.  Jean Paul Bradshaw and Tom Bath, counsel for the diocese, entered a plea of not guilt ...

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Catholic High Schools Open Houses
Oct 5th, 2011

100% of Catholic School 8th Graders Plan to Switch Schools Next Year but Dont Know Where to GoNow You Know:  Open Houses Set for October 30 Even though students just got back to school, Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. ...

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Bishop Finn Releases Report of Independent Investigation
Sep 1st, 2011

The Most Reverend Robert W. Finn, Bishop of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph today released the Graves Bartle Marcus and Garrett report investigating diocesan policies and procedures and events surrounding claims of sexual misconduct.    The ind ...

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10 Things To Know About The Roman Missal
Aug 31st, 2011

On the First Sunday of Advent, the Third Edition of the Roman Missal, will be implemented in the United States. What's all the buzz about?  How should a pew Catholic get up to speed? Here are 10 things you need to know about the revisions to the ...

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Tenth Anniversary of 9/11
Aug 11th, 2011

9/11. For years, that phrase meant a call for help. Now, 9/11 marks the date of the worst terrorist attack on the United States of America. One of the deadliest days ever on American soil. To mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the U ...

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World Youth Day - 2011
Aug 9th, 2011

World Youth Day: Life-Changing Moment with Pope Benedict World Youth Day this year is in Madrid, Aug. 16-21, and almost 30,000 young people from the United States alone will participate. Twenty-two pilgrims from the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Josep ...

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Federal Indictment Concerning Shawn Ratigan
Aug 9th, 2011

The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph has learned today of the action of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the case of Shawn Ratigan. The diocese expresses its profound concern for anyone who may have been harmed by Sh ...

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Academiagic: Academic Magic
Aug 5th, 2011

A  Letter from St. Gabriel the Archangel School ParentsIn May, we celebrated the graduation of our son Joseph from St. Gabriel School. He is our first to graduate and this inspired an overdue thank you not only to his school but also to the di ...

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Journey To Justice
Jul 29th, 2011

What is it about peoples personal stories that can reach into us deeper than anything else? Its like they have this uncanny ability to bring together our brains and our hearts. They make us want to get up and do something about it.As an activities ...

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Diocesan Ombudsman Draws Upon Experience - Bishop Finn Announces Contact Information
Jul 15th, 2011

Today, Jenifer Valenti begins a new phase of community service. As ombudsman and public liaison for the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph, Valenti has the responsibility and authority to receive and investigate reports of suspicious, inappropriate ...

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Safe Environments: Diocese Urges Everyone to Get Involved
Jul 12th, 2011

In surveys of adults, one out of five women and one of ten men reported that they were sexually abused before they were 18 years old. This means that an estimated 40 million adult survivors of child sexual abuse are living in the United States t ...

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Former Trial Attorney and Prosecutor Appointed Ombudsman
Jun 30th, 2011

Diocese Strengthens Abuse Reporting and InvestigationJenifer Valenti, a former team leader with the Jackson County Prosecutors Office, has been appointed ombudsman and public liaison officer for the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph. The appointme ...

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Bishop Finn Expands Diocesan Administration
Jun 22nd, 2011

Father Joseph Powers Appointed Vicar for Clergy Bishop Robert Finn,  leader of the more than 133,000 Catholics of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph, has appointed Father Joseph Powers, pastor of Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, in St. Joseph, ...

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Vatican's Permanent Observer to the U.N. Speaks
Jun 21st, 2011

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt Sees Future Without Nuclear Weapons Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, the Holy Sees Permanent Observer to the United Nations, stops in Kansas City on Friday, July 1, to inspire local citizens to unite in a call for world ...

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Bishop Finn Initiates Sweeping Changes and Reviews
Jun 9th, 2011

Five-Point Plan in EffectDiocese engages Todd Graves, former U.S. Department of Justice child exploitation expert and former U.S. Attorney(KANSAS CITY, MO, June 9, 2011)  -  To immediately fulfill his call for change, Bishop Robert Finn, ...

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Bishop's Message to the People of the Diocese
Jun 3rd, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011 Feast of the Ascension These past few weeks all of us have endured the consequences of our human failure. The destructive sins of a few and the serious lapses in communication have caused us shame, anger, and confusion. There ...

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Diocese Responds with Relief for Joplin
May 25th, 2011

Parishes throughout the diocese are taking a special collection on Sunday, May 29 for emergency assistance for those suffering through the aftermath of the disastrous tornado in Joplin, Missouri.  All contributions will be forwarded to ...

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Catholic Communication Campaign Set for June 19
May 12th, 2011

"In todays world, it is essential for the voice of the Church to be where people are: whether that is sharing on social networking sites, listening to MP3 players, or reading a newspaper," wrote Bishop Robert Finn in a letter to pastors about the Ca ...

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It's Official: Cornerstones of Care Purchases Former Chancery
Apr 29th, 2011

With the blessing of the College of Consultors, Diocesan Finance Council and Diocesan Property Committee, Bishop Robert Finn has announced the sale of the former Catholic Chancery, at 300 East 36th Street, in midtown Kansas City, to Cornerstones of C ...

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School Bell Breakfast, A Sound Idea
Apr 21st, 2011

Strong City School Fund Boosts Catholic School Tuition Assistance On Wednesday, May 11, the bell rings at 7:30 a.m., at Kansas Citys Downtown Marriott Hotel for the third annual School Bell Breakfast. One hundred percent of event proceeds will help ...

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Show Your Support for Adoption Records Bill
Apr 18th, 2011

In early April, Missouri's Senate voted to advance SB351 that, if passed, will make it easier for adults to access information about their biological parents. Freshman Senator John Lamping (R-St. Louis) introduced the bill and explained that one ...

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Visitation School
Apr 15th, 2011

101 Course on InvestingForget the Pokemon or baseball cards. In February, March and early April, junior high school students at Visitation School were more interested in the trading on the New York Stock Exchange. As participants in the Stock Marke ...

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You're in, St. Gregory of Maryville
Apr 14th, 2011

by Kevin Kelly, associate editor of The Catholic KeySo are you Bishop Hogan Memorial of Chillicothe, Holy Rosary of Clinton and Holy Cross of Kansas City.Same with all three St. Marys Montrose and Nevada, and St. Marys High School in Independence ...

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Honoring the Legacy of Pope John Paul II
Apr 13th, 2011

Globetrotter. Prolific author. The long-reigning Pope John Paul II will be beatified May 1 at The Vatican. Citing the event as a personal joy for him and all who knew the late pope, Pope Benedict XVI said, On 1 May I will have the joy of ...

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Superintendent Advises, "You Can Stop Praying for Snow."
Mar 29th, 2011

St. Therese School students make up instructional time virtually on April 8. The monster snowstorms of 2011 meant a heavier workload not only for road crews but also for educators.  With each cancelled school day, school administrators began t ...

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Dispensation for the Solemnity of the Annunciation
Mar 24th, 2011

Because Friday, March 25, 2011, is the Solemnity of the Annunciation, on this particular Friday, Catholics are not obliged to abstain from meat.   Continued blessings to you during this Holy Season of Lent.Most Reverend Robert W. Finn, DDBisho ...

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Catholic Relief Servies Responds to Devastation in Japan
Mar 15th, 2011

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), expressed the prayers and solidarity of the U.S. bishops and Catholic for the people of Japan following the March 11 earthquake. In his Marc ...

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Diocese Set To Open The Catholic Center March 29, 2011
Mar 14th, 2011

Move unifies administrative offices at former New York Life Building   The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph will begin its move on March 24 into The Catholic Center, at 20 West Ninth Street, in downtown Kansas City.  To execute the mov ...

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Reflection on Pope Benedict XVI's Book, 'Jesus of Nazareth'
Mar 10th, 2011

by Most Reverend Robert W. Finn  Bishop of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph The second volume of Jesus of Nazareth, subtitled Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, arrives just in time for Lent and offers readers a directed ...

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Find Grace in Action
Mar 7th, 2011

Grace:  (noun) freely given, unmerited favor and love of God; influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them; excellence of divine origin; moral strength. The Diocesan Criminal Justice Committee is looking for ...

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Lent 2011, How Will You Fast?
Feb 27th, 2011

The Christian observance of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 9th. For Catholics, this is a day of fast and abstinence. With the imposition of ashes, the faithful replicate an ancient penitential practice and proclaim a dependence upon God's me ...

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Permanent Ban on Abortion Long Overdue, Says USCCB in House Testimony
Feb 9th, 2011

WASHINGTONA permanent ban on abortion funding is long overdue, which is why the U.S. bishops support the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (H.R. 3), said a representative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in February 8 testimony ...

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2011 Brings Honoring Family Scholarship To Diocese
Feb 8th, 2011

Diocesan Catholic High School Students Beneficiaries of New Program Last fall, the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph unveiled its Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools. Two years in the making, the plan is a roadmap for strengthening Catholic schoo ...

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Is Your Parish a "Marriage-Building" Community?
Feb 4th, 2011

- by Richard McCord - World Day of Day of Marriage (February 13) and National Marriage Week (February 7-14) provide an opportunity to celebrate, reflect and give thanks for the gift of marriage; also to realize the uniqueness of this call and its ...

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Catholic Schools Week - Teachings for Life
Jan 23rd, 2011

For one week every school year, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph take the opportunity to mark their place on the map. Catholic Schools Week is the annual observance of the educational and moral contributions that Catholic s ...

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Cause for Sainthood for Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey
Jan 12th, 2011

Diocese Granted Jurisdiction in Historic ProcessHalf a world away from a shrine that attracts millions of Christian and Muslim pilgrims each year, a Cause for the Beatification and Canonization for Sainthood will open on Friday, January 21, at 6 p.m. ...

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Immigration Conference - Renew Hope. Seek Justice.
Jan 10th, 2011

Immigration Conference February 4 - 5 As Kevin Appleby, Director of Migration Policy and Public Affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, makes clear, immigration shows who we are as a people. The capacity to welcome immigrants spe ...

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Jan 1st, 2011

Collection for Retired Religious - December 10-11 - Share in the CareThe 24th annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be taken up December 10-11, 2011, in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Sponsored by the National Religious ...

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St. Charles Borromeo Student Feeds the Reading Appetite
Dec 21st, 2010

Riana Dowler doesnt have a Price Chopper Shopper Rewards card in her wallet.  Odds are, however, that this St. Charles Borromeo Kindergarten student does have a library card.   Riana was one of nine area students chosen in the 2010 Price ...

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Scholarship and Placement Test - January 8
Dec 16th, 2010

Current eighth grade students interested in attending a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph next fall can take the entrance exam on Saturday, January 8, at any of eight locations. Interested students should arr ...

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Vocation Awareness Week, January 9-15
Dec 14th, 2010

The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, January 9-15. The week begins on the Churchs celebration of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which falls on January 9 in 2011.The feast marks the beginni ...

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Bishop Urges Passage of DREAM Act
Nov 29th, 2010

The DREAM Act creates a pathway through which undocumented immigrant students could obtain conditional permanent residency and, ultimately, American citizenship. After a six-year period of conditional permanent residency, these individuals could appl ...

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NFL Honors St. Patrick as a "Super School"
Nov 24th, 2010

Think Arrowhead Stadium gets loud? Try the gymnasium at St. Patrick School in Kansas City. Eight Kansas City Chiefs rookies arrived at the school on November 23 to deafening cheers and presented the school with the National Football Leagues Super ...

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Kansas City Youth Conference Focused on God Alone
Nov 22nd, 2010

Falling one year to the day after last year's unforgettable National Catholic Youth Conference in Kansas City, 650 youth from throughout the diocese gathered last weekend to focus on God Alone. This year's Kansas City Youth Conference, held ...

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Prepare the Way, Resources for Advent and Christmas
Nov 21st, 2010

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is offering online resources for the Advent and Christmas seasons with suggestions for daily prayer, reading, reflection and action.As a special spiritual gift this season, USCCB is p ...

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Bishop's Annual Appeal, Live Differently, Have Hope
Nov 8th, 2010

Each year, the Bishop's Annual Appeal unites Catholics throughout the diocese to minister to people who are in great need. Through the generosity of thousands of people from every parish in the diocese, the church supports more than 30 mini ...

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Share in the Care of Elderly Religious
Nov 5th, 2010

Annual Collection for Retired Sisters, Brothers, PriestsCatholics in the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph can "Share in the Care" of senior religious by participating in the annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious (RFR), on ...

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Open Houses for Prospective Students
Oct 27th, 2010

Catholic High Schools Open Campuses in NovemberEven though it seems that students just got back to school, Catholic high schools in the diocese are planning open houses for students and parents to explore the option of attending Catholic high school. ...

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Two Catholic High Schools Named To "Top 50 in the Nation"
Oct 15th, 2010

When you are among the best, people take notice. As the National Catholic High School Honor Roll announced its list of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the United States, two Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph made ...

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Fund Naming Contest
Oct 4th, 2010

Attention Catholic middle and high school students: marshal your creativity and enter a contest to name a new fund sponsored by the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph. As part of the Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools, the diocese is creating a f ...

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Diocese Purchases Downtown Landmark for Diocesan Center
Oct 1st, 2010

The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has selected the New York Life Building, at 20 West Ninth Street, in downtown Kansas City as the location of a future Diocesan Center. Plans are to open the center in 2011. Our primary consideration has been th ...

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101 Days of Prayer for Peace in Sudan
Sep 16th, 2010

An urgent call for peace by the Sudanese Bishops, the USCCB and CRS (BALTIMORE, MD) -- Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is calling on Catholics in the United States to support peace in Sudan, where a tenuous accord between the north and south hangs in ...

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Diocese Unveils Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools
Sep 10th, 2010

The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph has unveiled its Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools. Two years in the making, the plan strengthens and guarantees the future of Catholic school education throughout the diocese.These have been two years of ve ...

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Visitation Achieves U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon
Sep 9th, 2010

Visitation School, a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2010 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.   On Thursday, September 9, U.S. Secretary of Educati ...

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Our Lady of the Presentation Ranks
Sep 4th, 2010

Ninety-six-old great grandmothers opened Facebook accounts. David Cook, the American Idol, tweeted to encourage votes. High school principals, who always have social media sites blocked at school, un-blocked them and encouraged voting.  Two mont ...

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Habemus Missale
Aug 23rd, 2010

Vatican Approves New Roman Missal, English Translation, Implementation Set for First Sunday of Advent 2011 Cardinal Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has announced t ...

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Teachings for Life
Aug 16th, 2010

In a standing room only church, nearly 1,000 teachers, principals and staff from the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Kansas City St. Joseph gathered for A Celebration of Commitment to Catholic Schools on August 16, at St. Therese Church, in Park ...

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Safe Environment Education
Aug 9th, 2010

What Children Hear in Safe Environment Education Programs As students head back to class, thousands of children also are set to learn the ABCs of child protection in Catholic schools and programs in parishes. Safe environment training ...

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Cycling for Changes Stops at Angola
Aug 6th, 2010

More than 3500 miles through their 5000-mile journey, Father Matthew Ruhl, S.J. and his Cycling for Change team will be arriving at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at  Angola on  August 8, at 4:00 p.m. Father Ruhl and the core team of ...

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Adult Faith Formation Success
Jul 30th, 2010

St. Patrick Parish Hosts Successful Mission - 200 Attend NightlyThe Adult Faith Formation Team at St. Patrick Parish, in Kansas City, recently concluded a parish mission with lay evangelist Richard L. Lane, co-founder of Qorban Ministries of St. Loui ...

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Plain Talk About PPACA
Jul 21st, 2010

Abortion Returns to the Health Care Reform Debate by Richard M. Doerflinger* In March, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act(PPACA) amidst an unresolved debate about the legislation'simpact on abortion and conscience protec ...

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Missouri Catholic Conference Annual Assembly
Jul 12th, 2010

Catholics from across Missouri will converge on the state capitol on Saturday, October 2, to discuss a range of public policy issues. Hosted by the Missouri bishops, the Missouri Catholic Conference Annual Assembly allows citizens to experi ...

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Put Vatican Art on Summer Bucket List
Jul 2nd, 2010

A rare opportunity to see Vatican art is waiting at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis. Vatican Splendors: A Journey through Art and Faith is on loan until Sepember 12 and is the largest collection of Vatican art ever to be exhibited in North A ...

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Local Initiatives Receive Funding from CCHD
Jun 30th, 2010

Awards Banquet - July 19 The Diocesan Office of Human Rights will award grants to  community groups on Monday, July 19, at St. Patrick Parish, in Kansas City. Funded by donations to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the g ...

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Catholics Respond to Gulf Oil Spill
Jun 21st, 2010

On June 12, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development approved grants up to $300,000 to assist people and dioceses affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The emergency funds are in addition to the regular funding cyc ...

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CCC Collection - June 20
Jun 17th, 2010

The annual collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) is scheduled for the weekend of June 19-20 in the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph.  With support from the CCC, the Church uses traditional and new media to evangelize and ...

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Diocese Honors St. John Francis Regis, Patron Saint, June 16
Jun 9th, 2010

On Wednesday, June 16, at 7 p.m., Bishop Robert Finn, priests of the diocese and the Society of Jesus will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in Kansas City, in honor of the Feast of St. John Francis Regis, a cano ...

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Students Have the Write Stuff
Jun 8th, 2010

St. Thomas More sixth grader Makaela Wynne has the write stuff, and her essay The Golden Globe proved it. Submitted for Archbishop O'Hara High School's Spring Fling Writing Contest, Wynne's creativity captured the attention of judges and received top ...

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Feast of Corpus Christi in Kansas City
Jun 1st, 2010

Two Dioceses Unite for Procession on Sunday, June 6Catholics from two dioceses will unite for the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 6, with a public demonstration of faith through the downtown streets of Kansas City. At 2:30 p.m., Bishop Robert ...

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Memorial Day Masses at Catholic Cemeteries
May 18th, 2010

Memorial Day Masses, on Monday, May 31 will be offered in Catholic cememteries throughout the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph. Belonging to the Catholic community is being part of a family. On this day of remembrance, the Associati ...

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Catholic Communication Campaign Keeps Catholics Connected
May 4th, 2010

Help Us Connect the World with Gods Word! is the call-to-action for the 2010 Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). The collection funds a variety of communications projects and this years campaign highlights efforts in digital and soci ...

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Carolyn Shandrowski, Kindest Kansas Citian
Apr 26th, 2010

"She inspired me to love school," wrote Emily Wemhoff in her essay nominating Carolyn Shandrowski as one of the Kindest Kansas Citians. Emilys heartfelt appraisal made an impression on the reviewers who recently plowed through thousands of nomina ...

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School Bell Breakfast: A Sound Idea
Apr 22nd, 2010

On Thursday, April 29, the bell rings at 7:30 a.m., for the Central City School Fund's annual School Bell Breakfast. Emceed by NBC Action News anchor Elizabeth Alex, the event is scheduled for the Imperial Ballroom of the Kansas City Downtown Marriot ...

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From Safe Environments to Faith Environments
Apr 9th, 2010

Furthering the Gospel Message of ChristIn his last formal address to the Victim Assistance Ministry Conference as chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee for Protection of Children and Youth, Archbishop Gregory Aymond of N ...

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Holy Cross and St. Stephen Prep To Merge
Mar 30th, 2010

Two years ago, the diocese worked with Meitler Consultants to develop a comprehensive pastoral plan for Catholic parishes and schools in Northeast Kansas City. Prompted by changing demographics, challenges in meeting the needs of a growing Hispanic ...

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Faith Groups Rally for Immigration Reform
Mar 19th, 2010

Change Takes Faith, Local Groups Will Tell Congressional RepresentativesFrom the pulpit to the podium, faith leaders are challenging church members to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform.  A coalition has mobilized and will r ...

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U.S. Bishops Provide Resources and Explain Flaws in Senate Health Care Bill
Mar 18th, 2010

WASHINGTONThe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has made available several new resources explaining its calls for essential changes to the Senate health care reform bill. In a March 15 statement, Cardinal Francis George of Chica ...

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Taking the Long View for Haiti
Mar 10th, 2010

As Catholic Relief Services (CRS) continues to deliver relief to the Haitian people, the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph remains committed to helping the country rebuild. With 78 of the 97 parishes and missions of the Diocese of Kansas City ...

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Lil Red Sows Big Dreams in Guyana
Mar 2nd, 2010

If you could show your love for your fellow man in footsteps, how far would you travel?  For Joe and Judy Roetheli, 3,190 miles wasnt too far. By plane, car and speedboat, a Roetheli family delegation recently traveled to remote regions in ...

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Update on Your Relief Efforts in Haiti
Feb 19th, 2010

When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, you responded.  With 72 of the 97 parishes and missions of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph reporting, $265,346 already has helped Catholic Relief Services make a dent in the toppled build ...

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Unjust, Unwise Tax on Parochial School Parents
Feb 11th, 2010

Opinion Rendered on the Mega-Sales Tax ProposalsPlease read the following action alert.  Consider contacting your representative. A sample letter is attached that can be emailed, mailed or faxed. Look up contact information here.Among the servic ...

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Diocesan Support for Haitian Relief Grows
Feb 5th, 2010

Diocese Lends Support To Massive Rebuilding in HaitiA tremendous outpouring of support has enabled Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to rush humanitarian aid and emergency relief to Haiti. With 56 of the 97 parishes and missions of the Diocese of ...

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LaLande Captures Knowledge Bowl Bragging Rights
Feb 5th, 2010

Archbishop O'Hara Seniors Sponsor Catholic Knowledge Bowl Six junior high students put Blue Springs on the diocesan map and earned the 2010 bragging rights for the Catholic Knowledge Bowl. Sponsored by Archbishop O'Hara High School Seniors, the ...

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Student Leads Project Valentine Bear
Feb 4th, 2010

St. Mary Student Frank Shane Leads the Charge to Multiply the Smiles Even the youngest children know how Jesus fed a vast multitude by multiplying the loaves and fishes. Watch how more than 2,000 students multiply the smiles at Childrens Mercy Hosp ...

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Diocese Appoints Interim Superintendent of Schools
Jan 28th, 2010

Dr. Sasso Named Interim SuperintendentMarlon De La Torre, Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph, will leave his position to become an associate in the Diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis. The of ...

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Students Shine for Catholic Schools Week
Jan 27th, 2010

Schools Celebrate Important Ingredients: Faith, Service, Community Faith in Every Student is the theme of Catholic Schools Week 2010. Through a variety of activities, the theme will permeate throughout the 44 schools in the Catholic Diocese of Kansa ...

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Why We Need Immigration Reform
Jan 24th, 2010

As I See ItImmigration Policy Should Reflect Our Best Values"Immigrants don't want to learn English." "Immigrants don't pay taxes." "Immigrants increase the crime rate.""Immigrants take jobs away from Americans.""Immigrants are a drain on the U.S. ...

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Catholic Schools Week 2010
Jan 22nd, 2010

Superintendent Looks Back From Inkwells To Laptops When Mother Katharine Drexel* passed through Kansas City in 1910, the regions favorite son "Harry S Truman" was a virtual unknown, the guns of August hadnt sounded, so there was no need for the Li ...

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St. Gabriel Students Are Messengers from God - Haitian Relief
Jan 15th, 2010

Catholic schools teach children to tie their shoes, spell their names,and to lend a hand to neighbors in need. Students at St. Gabriel the Archangel School, in North Kansas City, have mounted an appeal to inspire monetary contributions to Catholic Re ...

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Special Collection for Haitian Relief
Jan 13th, 2010

Give Now To Support ReliefThe Catholic Church mourns the terrible suffering of the people of Haiti, and parishes across the country are taking up a special collection for humanitarian efforts on the weekend of January 16-17. The collection will enabl ...

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St. John Francis Regis Teacher in Antarctica Matches Temps With Students
Jan 5th, 2010

Students Tune-in for Live Science Lesson from AntarcticaWhen Gary Wesche, middle school science teacher at St. John Francis Regis School, shoved off for Antarctica in late November, he never dreamed that his coldest day on assignment would come ...

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Maria Milazzo Sings Christmas Lullaby
Dec 22nd, 2009

In a season filled with nostalgia and fairly lights, gingerbread and evergreens, Notre Dame de Sion senior Maria Milazzo beckons listeners back to the importance of that holy, silent night in Bethlehem. Milazzo performed Jason Robert Brown's Christma ...

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Status of the Diocesan School Study
Dec 17th, 2009

We Want to "Get it Right"The work of our comprehensive study and plan for Catholic schools continues to move forward with deliberation. It is clear that this is a formidable task that will have a profound effect within the whole diocese. We want ...

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Vocation Awareness Week, January 10 - 16
Dec 9th, 2009

The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, January 10-16.   This week provides the opportunity for parishes across the country to promote vocations through prayer and education, said Cardinal Se ...

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U.S. Bishops Urge Senate Support of Nelson-Hatch-Casey Amendment
Dec 7th, 2009

Amendment precludes use of federal dollars for elective abortion coverage Bishops want Stupak-style House amendment included in Senate bill Oppose making people pay for other people*s abortions (Washington, DC) -The U.S. bishops have voiced suppor ...

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NCYC - What A Weekend It Was
Dec 1st, 2009

National Catholic Youth Conference Takes KC By StormThey jammed streets, descended on restaurants, booked nearly every hotel room in a 25-mile radius, and transformed the streets of Kansas City into a public witness for Christ. The 21,000 y ...

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Kansas City Teen Takes Sprint Stage at NCYC
Nov 21st, 2009

More than 21,000 Catholic youth came to Kansas City for the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), November 19 through 21. The event is a biennial gathering for high school-aged youth and is the largest Catholic youth event ...

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NCYC - Takes It To The Streets
Nov 20th, 2009

Eucharistic Procession Through the Streets of Kansas CityOn Friday, November 20, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, addressed the more than 21,000 Catholic youth gathered at Sprint Center for the National Catholic Youth ...

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NCYC Tops Out At 21,000 Teens
Nov 19th, 2009

Kansas City Loves CompanyFrom urban centers and  rolling prairies, 21,000 youth arrived in Kansas City for the opening of the National Catholic Youth Conference. As more than 300 buses parked and teens embarked to experience "Christ ...

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NCYC: Here They Come
Nov 18th, 2009

National Catholic Youth Conference Opens in Kansas CityUpdated attendance figures from the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry confirm that 21,000 Catholic youth will meet in Kansas City for the opening of the National Catholic Youth Co ...

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20,000 Catholic Youth Heading To Kansas City
Oct 29th, 2009

Christ Reigns from November 19 through November 21More than 20,000 Catholic youth will converge in Kansas City for the opening of the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) on November 19. The event is a biennial gathering for high school-aged you ...

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Wherever 20,000 Youth Gather, We Need + 1,000 Volunteers
Oct 23rd, 2009

From urban centers and across rural landscapes, some 20,000 Catholic youth are coming to Kansas City from November 19 to November 21. They come to hear God's word and to explore ways to experience their faith. For an exceptional conference, or ...

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Jacob Salinas Leaves His Mark
Oct 19th, 2009

St. Charles Borromeo Student Featured in the WDAF Fox 4 Anniversary Time Capsule Jacob Salinas already has made history. Pretty impressive for an eight-year old third-grader from St. Charles Borromeo School, in Gladstone. In 40 y ...

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Matthew Bartulica Ordained to the Order of Deacon
Oct 8th, 2009

Thirty Seminarians Ordained at St. Peter's Basilica(ROME) St. Peter's Basilica was the scene of the ordination of 30 American seminarians to the Order of Deacon on Thursday, October 8. Matthew Bartulica, of St. James Parish, in St. ...

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Come Out for Bonfire 2009
Oct 4th, 2009

Help light the fire for inclusive religious education on Saturday, October 10, at Bonfire, at Archbishop O'Hara High School, 9001 James A. Reed Road, in Kansas City.St. Peter parishioners Carnie and Maura Nulton founded F.I.R.E. in 1997. Now 12 ...

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St. Mary: Practicing What They Preach
Sep 26th, 2009

Team sports are a gateway to empowerment, competence, and discipline. Read Bill Althaus' story from the Independence Examiner and learn about Nathan Hoppman's towering achievement as a valued member of the St. Mary High School Cross Country Team. ...

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Joint Pastoral Statement on Principles of Catholic Social Teaching and Health Care Reform
Sep 1st, 2009

Dear Faithful of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph,To his credit, President Barack Obama has made it a major priority for his administration to address the current flaws in our nations health care ...

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Back To Class At St. Pius X
Aug 25th, 2009

As the school doors opened, St. Pius X High School students returned refreshed, refocused and ready for a world-class education. New folders. New notebooks. New pens. Check out this video from the first week of school in the Northland's only Catholic ...

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Christ the King School Turns Up The Volume
Aug 19th, 2009

When the school bell rang for the last time in May 2009, students at Christ the King headed off for summer vacation. School and parish staff used their summer vacation to turn up the volume on the exceptional learning opportunities available to fam ...

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Task Forces Continue Work on Strategic Plan
Jul 31st, 2009

Throughout the summer, a number of Task Forces have been meeting to provide Bishop Robert W. Finn with expert insight and recommendations on key aspects of a proposed Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools. Following a year long planning pro ...

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St. Therese Early Education Center Earns National NAEYC Accreditation
Jul 27th, 2009

Program Among the Top in Nation by Earning NAEYC Accreditation St. Therese Early Education Center, a ministry of St. Therese Parish, in Parkville, has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) ...

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Get Inspired! Faith Formation Team Training
Jun 24th, 2009

What Every Catholic in Ministry Should KnowParish Faith Formation Team Training - July 16 (Kansas City, MO / June 24, 2009)   A primary reason for calling the Second Vatican Council was, in the words of Pope John XXIII, "to renew [the Chur ...

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Ahead of the Class - Northeast Catholic School Teachers
Jun 11th, 2009

Ask any dedicated Chamber of Commerce member, "What makes a community successful?" The resounding answer? "Superior schools." Annually, the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who create remarkable academic programs in n ...

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NBC 41 Broadcasts Callings-Sunday, June 14
Jun 8th, 2009

Locally-produced Documentary Tells Stories of Faith KSHB NBC 41 airs Callings Sunday, June 14 (Kansas City, MO) An intimate portrait of ten individuals propelled by faith toward a calling premieres on KSHB NBC41, at Noon, on Sunday, June 14. A c ...

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St. Therese School: Top of the World
Jun 2nd, 2009

Global Champions in Construction Challenge CompetitionIn May, two St. Therese Catholic School teams traveled to the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, to compete in Destination ImagiNation Global Finals and came home on top of the world. The pr ...

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Not Cool: Theft of HVAC Copper from St. Stephen
May 27th, 2009

With the price of copper reaching record highs, thieves dont need to rob banks anymore. Harvesting copper tubing from HVAC units and driving a get away car to a recycling yard has become a common crime of opportunity.Sometime after the warm days o ...

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Northland Chamber Excellence in Education: Awards Earned
May 6th, 2009

Teachers, staff and volunteers prove that success is learned(Kansas City, MO)  Excellence in Classroom Teaching. . .Excellence in Service to Education. . .Excellence in Volunteerism. . .and an Excellent Business in Support of Education were ...

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Q&A on Swine Flu
Apr 29th, 2009

(WASHINGTON) The U.S. bishops Committee on Divine Worship has posted on the Web a series of 10 questions and answers related to participation at Mass during the time of the swine influenza (swine flu). The information echoes that published in 2006 ...

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New U.S. Priests Mirror America
Apr 21st, 2009

Refugees, Marathon Runners, Computer Experts, Widowers(Washington, DC) The ordination Class of 2009 -- with computer experts, refugees, marathon runners and second-career men -- mirrors the United States today. The men from dioceses nationwide show t ...

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Journey to Justice - Saturday, May 9
Mar 26th, 2009

Like any of life's journeys, the process of getting to our destination is as important as the destination. As a way for the economically advantaged to experience the circumstances of poverty, the Diocesan Human Rights Office is offering a J ...

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A Sound Idea: School Bell Breakfast
Mar 25th, 2009

Central City School Fund Bridges Tuition Gap for Families Last December, Connie Bowman walked into Our Lady of Guadalupe School and noted that something was missing: heat. With the morning bell ready to ring, the principal knew that the sc ...

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Mar 12th, 2009

What would be our national response if a disease claimed the lives of 905,000 children in one year? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there were 905,000 reported child abuse victims in 2006. Child abuse rem ...

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Wherever 20,000 Youth Are Gathered, We Need +1,000 Volunteers
Feb 23rd, 2009

From urban centers and across the rural landscape, some 20,000 Catholic youth are planning to come to Kansas City from November 19 to November 21. They come to hear God's word and to explore ways to experience their faith. For an exceptional con ...

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For Your Marriage
Feb 18th, 2009

USCCB's For Your Marriage Website Offers Suggestions for Cheap Dates In these tough economic times, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) For Your Marriage Website offers ten suggestions for romantic, low-c ...

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Call for Balance in the Scales of Justice
Feb 12th, 2009

Coalition Advocates for Death Penalty Moratorium in MissouriBuilding upon a temporary halt in executions in Missouri and nine other states, concerned citizens will travel to the State Capitol on February 18 to urge legislative support for Deeken HB 4 ...

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National Catholic Youth Conference in Kansas City
Feb 6th, 2009

Wherever 20,000 Are Gathered in My NameFrom urban centers and across the rural landscape, some 20,000 Catholic youth are planning to come to Kansas City from November 19 to November 21.  They come to hear God's word and to explore ways to experi ...

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Wish Realized: Christmas Program Rescheduled
Jan 27th, 2009

New Boiler at Our Lady of Guadalupe SchoolThe only thing Xavier Vann wanted for Christmas was a new boiler installed in time for his schools annual Christmas program.  A month later and with considerable help from the community, the first-grade ...

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Catholic Schools Week - 2009
Jan 20th, 2009

A $71 Million Gift in Uncertain Economic Times As ordinary citizens debate government subsidies and loans for a variety of businesses, theres one institution that actually saves taxpayer dollars Catholic schools.  According to Superintende ...

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Avila Brings John Paul II Exhibit To KC
Jan 1st, 2009

Beginning February 3, the Kansas City community will have the opportunity to follow in the fatal footsteps of the victims of the Krakow Ghetto by walking through a replica of the Krakow Ghetto gate. Visitors to A Blessing to One Another will experien ...

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Faith Formation Pastoral Plan
Jan 1st, 2009

Dear Friends in Christ, Since the Second Vatican Councils Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity there has been an ongoing emphasis on the exercise of the lay apostolate of evangelization and sanctification. The Council wrote that the apostolate ca ...

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Students Feel the Chill As School Boiler Dies
Dec 19th, 2008

Christmas break cant come any too soon at Our Lady of Guadalupe School, 2310 Madison, in Kansas City. And, all 92 students are hoping that Santa will bring the school a new boiler.  Earlier this week, the leaking boiler extinguished the pilot l ...

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December 14 - Religious Retirement Collection
Dec 5th, 2008

Diocesan Collection for Retired Religious in Your Parish - December 14Just about every gathering of Catholics yields similar stories. Did you hear the one about the religious superior that led a predawn solidarity march?  She led her  ...

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USCCB Statement on FOCA
Nov 20th, 2008

Statement of United States Conference of Catholic BishopsFollowing much debate on how to respond as a group to possible enactment of the Freedom of Choice Act and other threats to life under the new administration and Congress, USCCB President C ...

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Statement on the Freedom of Choice Act
Nov 19th, 2008

Freedom of Choice Act Would Remove All Limitations on Abortions(This column first appeared in the October 3rd issue of The Catholic Key).The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), was first introduced in November of 1989 by Representative Don Edwards (D- Cali ...

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Catholic Bishops Urge Support of CCHD
Nov 18th, 2008

Annual Collection a Response to Current Economic CrisisWASHINGTONThe 2008 collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will take place on November 22-23, the weekend before Thanksgiving. In his announcement of the annual appeal and col ...

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Joe Monachino, Jr.-Mentors Gave Him Right Angle
Nov 15th, 2008

Joe Monachino, Jr. St. Pius X PrincipalMentors Gave Him the Right Angle What do Kevin, a business owner, Father Mike, a Catholic priest, and Joe, a high school principal, have in common?  Each walked the halls of St. Pius X High School and e ...

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Spanish-Speaking Priest Serves Northeast
Nov 6th, 2008

Padre Arnulfo Contreras Padilla Focuses On Parish MinistryBishop appoints Spanish-speaking priest to serve in northeast Kansas City  (Kansas City, MO / October 30, 2008)  Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics in Northeast Kansas City have a new ...

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Week of Prayer for Our Country
Oct 23rd, 2008

(This letter from Bishop Finn will be read in every parish on the weekend of October 25-26, 2008). Dear Friends in Christ, As we approach this monumental election, our choices are as clear as the Scriptures themselves: I have set before you l ...

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Our Moral Responsibility as Catholic Citizens
Oct 17th, 2008

To read statements, homilies and columns authored by Bishop Finn on our moral responsibility as Catholic citizens, please click on any title.Joint Pastoral Letter - Our Moral Responsibility as Catholic Citizens - September 12, 2008Homily for Red Mass ...

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Be a Missionary through the Annual Appeal
Oct 8th, 2008

One aspect of the Churchs apostolic nature is that she is a mission Church: she must carry the truth, love, and light of the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Every human heart needs the one Savior, Jesus Christ. He alone can fill us up in our emptin ...

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Open Houses for Prospective Students
Oct 7th, 2008

Prospective Students Visit Campuses Even though it seems that students just got back to school, Catholic high schools in the diocese are planning open houses for students and parents to explore the option of attending Catholic high school. ...

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Jeff Lynch - St. Mary High School Principal
Sep 23rd, 2008

Mentor:  Someone Whose Hindsight Can Become Your ForesightFor some people, its a grandparent, or a teacher or a coach.  Older, patient and wise, mentors seem to recognize the seeker and give sound advice.  Maybe it was providence, but ...

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Our Moral Responsibility as Catholic Citizens
Sep 12th, 2008

On September 12, 2008, Bishop W. Robert Finn, of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph, and Archbishop Joseph Naumann, of the Archdiocse of Kansas City in Kansas, issued a joint pastoral on "Our Moral Responsibility as Catholic Citizens." (Visit ...

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EWTN To Broadcast Mass From Kansas City
Sep 10th, 2008

On Tuesday, October 7, the interior of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will be seen around the globe on EWTN Global Catholic Network. Producers for Cathedrals Across America selected the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph as their next st ...

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Sudanese School a Tall Order for St. Pius X
Sep 9th, 2008

Manute Bol Tips Off Fundraising with SPX Students On Thursday, September 11, students at St. Pius X High School will make a fast break in a fundraising effort to help build a school in Turalei, in the southern Sudan. To inspire a total team effo ...

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MCC Annual Assembly
Sep 3rd, 2008

Faithful Citizenship in Action - October 4Plan to get on the bus and travel to Jefferson City for the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) Annual Assembly on Saturday, October 4. In addition to 18 workshops, MCC is pleased to present keynote speaker Ar ...

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Settlement of Sexual Abuse Claims
Aug 20th, 2008

Statement of the Most Reverend Robert FinnBishop of Kansas City ~ St. JosephWe apologize for the fully unacceptable behavior that prompted these lawsuits to be brought against the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. With compassion for the victims of ...

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Missourians Request Clemency for Dennis Skillicorn
Aug 18th, 2008

Prayers for Clemency(Jefferson City, MO / Aug. 20, 2008) The Missouri Supreme Court has postponed next weeks scheduled execution of Dennis Skillicorn, The state supreme court delayed his Aug. 27 execution date by at least 30 days.   & ...

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Refugee Selected as U.S. Olympic Flag Bearer
Aug 8th, 2008

U.S. Bishops Congratulate Olympic AthleteLopez Lomong Selected as U.S. Flag Bearer WASHINGTONThe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) today expressed congratulations to Lopez Lomong, Olympian athlete and former refugee from ...

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St. Patrick School Renovation Makes Earth-Friendly Grade
Aug 4th, 2008

High Marks for Green Construction Imagine a school with classroom floors covered in recycled materials, walls finished with nontoxic paints, and an HVAC system that eliminates the need for natural gas. In the final phase of its school renovation pro ...

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WYD 2008 Local Pilgrims Blog
Jul 15th, 2008

Journey Down Under Via The Key's BlogThe 23rd World Youth Day opened in Sydney, Australia on July 15, with Cardinal George Pell presiding at Mass for an estimated 140,000 people. The open-air liturgy in suburban Bangaroo began with a procession of 16 ...

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A Spiritual Traveler
Jul 12th, 2008

In recent weeks, motorists along I-35 have spotted a spiritual traveler with his feet upon the ground but a sacred countenance pointing to the heavens. Just south of Liberty at the intersections of NE 73rd Street and Church Road, the Sacred Heart of ...

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Chiefs Grant for a Field of Dreams
Jul 1st, 2008

St. John Francis Regis Scores $100,000 GrantFor more than 40 years, the people of St. John Francis Regis Parish have made the children of the community their top priority.  Part of the St. Regis tradition has been to march down to the field fo ...

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Meet Sheri Dishong Associate Superintendent of Schools
Jun 26th, 2008

Sheri Dishong Appointed Associate Superintendent of SchoolsTeaching is a family affair, said newly-appointed Associate Superintendent of Schools Sheri Dishong. Dishong proudly traced four generations of impact that the women in her family had and ...

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21st Century Classroom Debuts
Jun 16th, 2008

National Training Academy Brings 21st Century Classroom To DioceseThe Catholic school student of 2008 is a digital learner. Sponging up information through PDAs, handheld games, computers, and cell phones, most students are "digital natives" in class ...

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Catholic Communication Campaign
May 30th, 2008

Bishop Robert Finn has designated the third Sunday of June as the diocesan date for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). The collection will take place in parishes across the diocese the weekend of June 14-15. In a recent address for World Com ...

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Deacon Langner Follows Plan
May 23rd, 2008

Whatever parish gets him first, brace yourself. Deacon Doug Langner, whom Bishop Robert W. Finn will ordain to the diocesan priesthood at 10 a.m. May 31 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, isn't the kind of guy who sticks a toe into the ...

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Kauffman Stadium Set for May 25
May 7th, 2008

Catholics Gather To Offer Prayers For Peace Thousands of Catholics throughout the Midwest region will gather at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday, May 25 for an afternoon of adoration including the traditional devotional prayers o ...

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Papal Mass at Nationals Park
Apr 1st, 2008

Papal Mass at Nationals Park By Mark Zimmermann, Catholic News Service         (Diocesan Video Shown on Jumbo-tron at Nationals)WASHINGTON (CNS) -- For Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl, perhaps t ...

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