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Plagiarism by former SKC columnist

Former SKC columnist, Sister Irene Hartman, OP, has been found to have plagiarized at least 25 of the columns she provided to the SKC. For more than a decade, Sister Irene provided dozens of weekly columns under the title “Holy Ones of Our Times,” and the earlier title, “Charisms”.

It has been discovered that at least 25 of her columns were taken in part from the work of Robert Ellsberg, author of All Saints, Blessed Among All Women, and Blessed Among Us (a collected volume of his work that appeared in the publication Give Us This Day).

According to Give Us This Day editor Mary Stommes, a reader recently called their attention to one instance of potential plagiarism, which led to a more careful review and the discovery that, “Sister Irene not only copied many of Mr. Ellsberg’s words, but she also copied his method of expanding our understanding of saintliness in the range and breadth of those portrayed.”

One article reviewed by the SKC contained phrasing identical to that used in a column by Mr. Ellsberg, whose column was written more than a decade prior to Sister Irene’s.  The SKC trusts fully that the research completed by Liturgical Press, the publishing house of Give Us This Day, is accurate. Therefore, the Catholic has removed all of Sister Irene’s columns from our website.

“As a 20-year columnist, I would like to offer my personal apologies to Mr. Ellsberg,” said Dave Myers, SKC editor. “I can’t begin to imagine how I would feel had I encountered someone using my columns in such a way. Ms. Stommes and Mr. Ellsberg have been extremely gracious in their response to this serious issue.”

Sister Irene died at age 95 on Aug. 17, 2017. The SKC urges readers to take a moment to view the books written by Mr. Ellsberg, the links of which are included above.  Coverage will appear in the April 7 SKC.

 

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March 28, 2019

Father Marvin Reif laid to rest in Great Bend

Father Marvin Reif, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, will be laid to rest April 1 in Great Bend. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick church.  Full details have not yet been released.

Father Reif, son of the late Albert and Dorothy (Frenzl) Reif, was born August, 19, 1963, in Hoisington. He took his seminary studies at Conception Seminary, Conception, Mo., Holy Trinity College, Dallas, Tex., and Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio.  He was ordained to the priesthood June 3, 1989, by the Most Rev. Stanley G. Schlarman, bishop of Dodge City, at Holy Family Church, Odin, Kansas.

He served as an associate pastor at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City, and St. Rose of Lima, Great Bend.

His pastorates included: Immaculate Conception, Claflin, with Holy Family, Odin, and St. Catherine, Dubuque, and St. Joseph, Beaver, from 1993 to 1995; Sacred Heart, Ness City, and St. Alphonsus, Ransom, (1995-1999); St. Joseph, Ashland, and Holy Spirit, Coldwater, (1999-2000); St. Rose, Great Bend, (2000-2001); and St. Nicholas, Kinsley, with St. Joseph, Offerle, (2001-2002).

Father Reif served the diocese in the positions of Director of the Office of Liturgy and Worship, Director of Vocations, and was a member of the Presbyteral Council and College of Consultors.

While serving in the diocese, he was recognized and admired for his zeal for spreading the Gospel message. In his years of active service, Father Reif built a large contingent of friends and admirers. 

“Father Marvin is remembered by so many people of our diocese: grateful for his love of the sacred liturgy; still able to hear his voice as he sang and preached; continuing to feel his compassionate and gentle pastoral care,” said the Most Rev. John B. Brungardt, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City.

“Father Marvin will continue to be remembered as one who sought to serve others in and out of the various changes of his life. He experienced such joy and suffering in his earthly life, and trusted in our Savior Jesus for his eternal life.

“May the Lord, who Father Marvin sought to praise and serve, continue to give him eternal rest and peace.  May that same Lord grant comfort and consolation to his family and all of us who grieve for him.”

On April 3, 2017, Father Reif walked away from his residence at Valley Manor Nursing home in Protection, where he had been receiving treatment for mental illness from which he had suffered for several years.

An extensive search, which included 70 volunteers and Bishop Brungardt, failed to locate Father Reif.

His remains were discovered in a pasture near Protection on March 27, 2019.

In March of 2017, Father Reif shared this Lenten message on a Facebook post. It reads, in part:

“As we know, God’s wisdom is so different than our wisdom. His ways are far above our ways. His thoughts above our thoughts.

“... What does this teach us? It teaches us lots of patience. And it teaches us to surrender, trust and hope. If we want to pray hard and pray well, we need to pray correctly.... It’s the simple prayer of Mary, when the angel came to her in the annunciation: ‘Thy will be done!’

“It is hard at first, but it becomes easy when we understand and believe that God always has the perfect plan for our lives, and yes, even in the struggles and situations in which we find ourselves. 

“... He has a perfect plan for your life, and that plan is sometimes oh, so different than your plan. Surrender to Him and let His holy will guide you in all things.”

 

 

The Heart and Soul of Prayer; An introduction

The Heart and Soul of Prayer; An introduction

By Dave Myers

Southwest Kansas Catholic

The Southwest Kansas Catholic is beginning a series of articles on prayer. If you think this should be an easy read about the joy and simplicity of talking to God, you’d be right.

But you know how we tend to over-complicate things. Which is why when addressing prayer, we bring up all sorts of things, like Ignatian Contemplation, Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Adoration, Petition, and Intercession.

Fortunately, these are just variations of the same theme: feeling God’s presence in the moment, listening to Him, speaking to Him.

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” -- 1 Chronicles 16:11

Bishop John Brungardt has asked that this series be more of a practical guide, “not too theological.”

Prayer, he said, means

  • being aware of the presence of God.
  • having an intimate encounter with God.
  • and communication (speaking-head and heart, and listening-head and heart) with God.

In the coming issues, this series will delve into how one can better achieve that closeness with God through various forms of prayer. (For me, it’s always the one-on-one, conversation, simply speaking and simply listening. For others, it’s the Rosary that draws them closest to Christ, or while in Adoration.)

What is your favorite form of prayer? What do you focus on when you pray?

“What happens when you pray?,” asks Father James Martin, S.J., in an article in America, The Jesuit Review magazine.

“You can experience powerful emotions, surprising insights and consoling memories. You can also experience feelings, both physical and otherwise.

“Sometimes when you’re praying, you might feel physically more relaxed,” he continues. “That’s quite common. It may be a physiological response to simply slowing down from what may be a busy life, but, more often than not, it’s much more than that.

“We are not just purely spiritual beings, and so God communicates to us through our bodies as well. That’s part of our own incarnation. So pay attention to those physical feelings in prayer.

“At the same time, you may also experience feelings in prayer that are hard to name. Sometimes it can feel like a confusing mix of feelings. Sometimes people say to me, ‘Well, I felt happy and sad at once.’ Or ‘I felt a sense of confusion about what my life was going to be like, but at the same time I knew it would be fine.’

“It’s okay if you can’t precisely say what you’re feeling. Just because you can’t describe it doesn’t mean that it’s not real. And it doesn’t mean that it’s not coming from God.

“So just ask yourself: What might God be telling me through these feelings? And trust that God will help you, in time, to understand them.”

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Loh pens book about the ‘Grace that Reigns’ experience

‘When Monday Comes’

Jacqueline Loh pens book about the ‘Grace that Reigns’ experience

A trained architect, Jacqueline Loh founded the retreat ministry Grace that Reigns in Vancouver, Canada.  She is in the United States now involved in a series of Lenten retreats in this country.  These retreats feature a new book she has written, “When Monday Comes.” The SKC caught up with her recently in Dodge City.

 

Q: The title of your new book is intriguing.   Where did it come from, and what does it mean?

A:  It is a faint echo of the Helen Keller story.  You may remember that young Helen could not see and she could not talk: she was locked up inside herself.  A gifted teacher, Anne Sullivan, was able to set her free from that angry isolation.  That story appeared in a movie in the 1960s called the Miracle Worker.  But there was a whole life to live after that moment, and the story of the rest of her life was made into a movie called Monday after the Miracle

Persons making a retreat experience something similar.  Retreats today are often weekend things that are intense, emotional, uplifting and sometimes decisive in a person’s life.  They often end in conversion, a return to God, and those who experience it are on an emotional high.  But there is a whole life to be lived after that.  Just how do you retain and deepen that intimacy with God when the miracle of conversion has passed, when Monday comes.  The retreats that Bishop Gilmore and I do help people understand and live through all the Mondays of their lives. 

Q: That’s very interesting.  How did you come to write such a book at this particular time?

A:  The Lord turned my life upside down over 20 years ago now: it was the conversion that set me on a new course.  So I have something of an instinctive understanding of how a conversion works itself out over time. 

Retreats are interesting things: they have a life, almost a personality, of their own.  They have a short, but intense, history.  They are, in concentrated form, the very adventure that every human life is.  As in the Gospels, the Lord sends us out as a pair to prepare for his coming in every town and every village he intends to visit.  Just as he called the two of us, he also calls the participants in each retreat.  He is the beginning, the middle, and the end of all such retreats.

How we try to do this listening to the Lord, how we try to prepare persons for the Mondays of their lives, how all of it is structured … all this is concentrated in this slender book.  It is both a guide and a workbook for the retreatants.  It is a Catholic Vade Mecum, a printed companion you can take with you.  In that sense, it is a guide for all our retreatants, and even for all the retreatant-wannabe’s out there.  It is a tool to help you understand the way God works in a life, and thus to help you in your own conversion, and prepare you for the obstacles you will face as you live out that new adventure.  As the retreats are a concentrated form of every human life, so this book is a concentrated form of every retreat we give.

Q: Where can our readers find your book, and any other materials you have available?

A:  The book is available at each of our retreats, and with the cost of printing and postage, it is now selling for $12.  It also is available on our website, www.gracethatreigns.com. It is useful for the retreatants, of course.  But it can also be used by any individual who is sincerely seeking God, and it can be used by like-minded friends who want to pursue that relationship in small groups.  Autographed copies are available at the retreats, and when purchased through our website. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Planned Parenthood director shares story of redemption

Former Planned Parenthood director shares story of redemption

By Dave Myers

Southwest Kansas Catholic

GARDEN CITY -- In the banquet hall of the Clarion Hotel, Abby Johnson told a packed house that she had “helped facilitate more than 20,000 abortions.” 

It wasn’t the first time that the guest speaker and author left the crowd in stunned silence.

Attending the ABC Pregnancy Care Center fund-raiser banquet March 5 was Bishop John B. Brungardt and other priests and members of the curia. Representatives from every church in Garden City also filled the large hall, both in appreciation for the efforts and many good works of the Pregnancy Care Center, and to hear Johnson tell her astounding story of redemption. A movie of Johnson’s experiences, titled “Unplanned,” will be released March 29.

While attending Texas A&M University, Johnson approached a Planned Parenthood representative who was looking for student volunteers.

“Wherever vulnerable women are, there is Planned Parenthood,” Johnson said. She explained to the woman that she was pro-life. The Planned Parenthood rep told her why, despite being good people, pro-lifers are wrong. If there’s no legal abortion, the rep told her, women will be forced to have back alley abortions. Women have a right to their own body, after all. What’s next? Taking away the right to vote?

Young, impressionable, and most importantly, lacking the knowledge to see through the lies, Johnson became a volunteer.

She would work for Planned Parenthood for eight years, eventually becoming one of the youngest clinic directors in the organization. She told those gathered that she even earned an “Employee of the Year” award.

“Hold your applause,” she joked with the large audience. Johnson’s very intense and difficult-to-hear discussion was smattered with laugh-out-loud moments that helped ease tension.

First, the lies, including that of being forced to back alley abortions:  “What happens in Planned Parenthood is the same as happens in back alley abortions,” explained the former Planned Parenthood director. Implying that any abortion is safe is a misnomer. “In order for abortion to be successful, a human being has to be killed. That is the antithesis of safety.

“There are 600 Planned Parenthood offices in the United States, and they are rapidly on the decline,” Johnson said to applause. Meanwhile, “there are more than 13,000 centers that provide health care at little or no cost.” In other words, prenatal care is readily available regardless of income. 

So, how did a woman who had grown up to consider herself pro-life suddenly find herself a major player in the abortion industry?

“It happened just a little bit at a time,” she said. “One justification at a time … one compromise at a time.”

Suddenly she embraced what she had at one time abhorred, leading to two abortions of her own.

Sin can overtake one in such a methodical way, but so, too, can the healing touch of Christ. Perhaps because it had been instilled in her while growing up. Perhaps it became obvious to her over time. Or, perhaps it was one moment in particular. But before one looks at that one life-giving moment, one must look at the horrors that led up to it:

“Here is the protocol when going into Planned Parenthood,” Johnson explained:

1) The woman is immediately sedated, in part for the amnesia affect, so she won’t remember the sights or sounds.

2) While sedated, she receives an ultrasound to determine “how far along she was so we would know how much to charge.” The patient won’t see the ultrasound because it exposes the truth about there being a beating heart.  

3) The doctor dilates the cervix. He or she inserts a cannula (the cannula is a straw, the size of which depends on how far along the child is), which is hooked to suction. The doctor pokes it around until he has enough blood and tissue collected.

The tissue goes to a lab where a lab tech places the pieces onto a dish and “reassembles the baby”. Comments such as these left audience members gasping. Johnson explained: “If we left part of the spine, … etc… in the uterus, this could cause a bad infection. … The tech dumps the remains into a red biohazard Ziplock and places it into a freezer.” The staff, Johnson said, calls this “the nursery.” The remains are later incinerated.

“That’s abortion day in and day out.”

Then came the day when everything changed. A visiting doctor told Johnson that, at his office, he used the ultrasound during the procedure. This was rare, but made perfect sense to Johnson.

“Abortion is the most common surgical procedure in our country. Without the ultrasound, the doctor can’t see what he’s doing.” This leads to mistakes, such as the penetration of the uterine wall with the cannula. She said that doctors in her office never used the ultrasound, because it included an extra two or three minutes of preparation. This would cut in on how many procedures they could provide in a day.

The visiting physician invited Johnson to assist an abortion using the ultrasound.

“My job was to hold the ultrasound on the patient’s abdomen. The baby was 13 weeks old. Everything was formed. [The baby] had every internal organ we have sitting here today. We can tell if it is a boy or girl. I had a hard time convincing myself to look at the screen. I saw the cannula getting closer and closer. When it was very close, the baby jumped and flailed, trying to get away. That baby looked frantic, just as we all would if something was threatening our life.

“The doctor turned the cannula on and said, ‘Beam me up, Scotty.’”

 The worst part for Johnson was the taking of a human life and “that I had a chance to intervene for this baby, and I did nothing.”

When the procedure was finished, she fled the office. Moments later she was lying on a couch, crying.

“I started counting the days, and months and years I was with Planned Parenthood, and realized that I helped facilitate more than 20,000 abortions. What do you say? Sorry? There was nothing I could say.

“When I came to that number, God reminded me that there was nothing I could do to change it, but that because of His amazing grace I didn’t have to. He reminded me, it was over and God had won.”

In the decade since then, she has written two books, spoken on news programs, and crisscrossed the country telling of her journey. She is the founder of “And Then There Were None,” which assists abortion workers with leaving the industry and finding a new career.

She converted to Catholicism and, as she spoke in Garden City, said she was pregnant with her eighth child. On March 29, the movie “Unplanned,” based on her book of the same name, will open for limited release. Check local listings, or visit dcdiocese.org/swkscatholic for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selfless acts of kindness; Local Sisters offer help to newly arrived migrants in El Paso

Selfless acts of kindness;

Local Sisters offer help to newly arrived migrants in El Paso

By Dave and Charlene Scott Myers

Southwest Kansas Catholic

A little migrant boy and his family, recently arrived at the southern border of the United States, were preparing to go to the airport to fly to the home of their sponsor.

The tired child, who had been through so much, looked down at the small, stuffed lamb he held tight and said, “Don’t worry. It will be ok. I am here to take care of you.”

Sister Imelda Schmidt smiled as she relayed the story March 15 to a large group gathered at St. Patrick worship site at Prince of Peace Parish in Great Bend.

She and Sister Roserita Weber, who also spoke, were two of five Dominican Sisters of Peace who recently volunteered in El Paso, Texas to aid in the processing of recently arrived migrants. The other sisters were Mary Vuong, Doris Regan and Barbara Kane, all from Ohio.

“Of course, he was trying to reassure himself,” Sister Imelda said of the child.

The little boy was one of many migrants that the sisters served during their three-week stay, beginning in late December, in El Paso. Run by volunteers, Annunciation House and its assistant centers offers support, sanctuary, and perhaps most important of all for the tired migrants, a welcoming smile.

“They were so happy to see smiling people again,” Sister Roserita said.

Once checked in, the family or individual is processed and assigned a cot in a large, community sleeping area, one side for men, the other for women. After several days on a bus, or in some cases, on foot, they are gratified to be offered a new set of clothing, a warm coat, and a shower.

“They will come in wearing flip-flops because it’s pretty warm where they are from,” said Sister Imelda. “It can get very cold in El Paso. We had long lines of donated shoes under the tables with clothing that they could choose from.”

Few of the immigrants were from Mexico, Sister Imelda explained. “They were from Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Brazil and one family each from Russia and Cuba.”

“The families from Brazil spoke Portuguese, and we seldom had an interpreter for them,” Sister Roserita added.

While in Texas, Sisters Roserita, Imelda and the other Sisters helped process papers, distribute clothing, and serve meals to the tired multitude. They aided the migrants in contacting their sponsors and arranging for transportation. They drove them to the bus or train station, or the airport.

And they did so with a welcoming smile, like a spiritual embrace.

Why would the families leave their home to suffer through days of travel, only to come to a foreign country where the struggle would continue as they try to make a new start?

For some, it’s the violent gangs that forced them to make the drastic and frightening decision, Sister Roserita said. A son, a brother, a young father is approached by a gang. They are asked to join, as if there is more than one answer. After all, a refusal can equate to a death sentence for the teenager or his family. They rushed to escape with their lives.

For others, especially those from Guatemala, it is a necessary move if they want to feed their family.

For another, finances had nothing to do with it. One young man had seen his father murdered before his eyes.

“Their sponsors were at least as happy as the migrant to hear that they were okay,” Sister Roserita said with a smile. 

“One of the men had sent his money to a sponsor who was supposed to purchase his bus ticket,” Sister Roserita said. “We couldn’t track him down. We called the sponsor’s son. He said, ‘I’ll take care of it.’ So he drove across country with two friends to pick up the man and take him home.”

After two weeks with their sponsor, the migrant has to attend immigration court and explain to the judge why he or she felt it necessary to leave their country of origin.

“I wish we could have talked more with [the migrants],” Sister Roserita said. “Many were gone within a day or two.”

It’s not such a happy ending for those who do not have their paperwork in order, or do not have a sponsor. For them, their tired journey across country ends in arrest and eventual deportation.

On Wednesdays, the Sisters had the day off. On one of these days, they travelled to the Mexico border.

 “There are plenty of walls down there,” Sister Roserita said, shaking her head. “Near the Tornillo, the detention camp for youth, they had signs up all over: ‘Free the Children.’ In the last two months, 200 more children have been separated from their parents at the border.”

As is the case with all tragedies, whether a tornado, tropical storm, or those tragedies housed more deeply in the hearts of immigrants and refugees fleeing their homeland, the El Paso community has joined to offer an unprecedented hand to their southern neighbors. Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Mark Seitz, paid a visit to the center one day and told them that there is nothing he wouldn’t do to help the migrants. Their website, www.elpasodiocese.org is blanketed with ways to help. The townsfolk have donated a multitude of volunteer time and material goods.

The tired child who had been through so much looked down at the small, stuffed lamb he had been given and said, “Don’t worry. It will be ok. I am here to take care of you.”

In fact, the little boy reflected in his assurance those same words uttered again and again by the Sisters serving as volunteers, helping God’s children in need: “Don’t worry. It will be ok. We are here to take care of you.”

Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel: Beloved artist, saintly nun

Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel:

Beloved artist, saintly nun

By Charlene Scott Myers

It is unbelievable to me that Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, creator of the beautiful Hummel figurines and paintings of children and the Madonna loved around the entire world, has never been declared a saint.

The infant Berta Hummel, who would become the famous Catholic nun and artist, was born in Bavaria in 1909 and grew up in Southern Germany, one of six children of the mayor of the town of Massing, Germany. 

She often drew pictures of children living in her village.  She also created designs for priests’ vestments and for the altar, and as the daughter of a deeply religious family, she would be drawn to convent life.

In 1915, she began schooling with Catholic nuns, and at the age of 18 in 1927, she enrolled in the famous Munch State School of Applied Arts, studying art history, watercolor and oil painting, and also textile design. 

After graduating in 1931, she entered the Franciscan convent of Siessen.  She took her vows in 1934, and when she became a novice, she was given her new name of “Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel.”

In the convent, she began to sketch drawings of children, and she later taught art in a school operated by the convent.  She printed pictures of children at play.  The nun who was the superior at her convent sent copies to a publishing company in Stuttgart that specialized in religious art.

So Sister Hummel’s first art was introduced to the public as paintings and postcards, which became very popular.  A collection of her drawings entitled “Das Hummel-Buch” was published in 1934.  The first Hummel figurnes were introduced in 1935 at the Leipzig Fair and were an exciting success.

In 1937, Sister Hummel made her final vows and produced a painting called “The Volunteers,” which Hitler disliked and banned in Germany.  She also did a drawing of angels with the Star of David on their robes and drew a series of Old and New Testament symbols for the convent chapel in 1938, symbolizing their connection with a cross behind a lit menorah.  

Hitler hated the Jews even more than he hated Catholics, and he shut down all religious schools in Germany.  He also seized the convent Sister Hummel had joined, and ousted all but 40 of the 250 sisters who lived there. 

He ordered Sister Hummel locked in a basement with cold water up to her hips to punish her for her painting, “The Volunteers,” of German youth dressed in outfits nearly identical to Nazi uniforms.  Hitler called up children as young as 12 to serve in the military, and thought she was making fun of him. 

The ruler of Germany for 12 horrible years was an offensive man who was easily offended!

Franz Goebel, owner of a porcelain shop, saw Sister Hummel’s art in Munich and asked to transfer her drawings of children and the Madonna onto plates and bells and into porcelain figurines. He secured an agreement from Sister Hummel’s convent to create the figurines from her drawings, and shared his profits with the convent.

Sister Hummel died of tuberculosis and pneumonia at age 37 in November, 1946, but her beloved figurines live on, several of them dancing with delight in our home.

God bless the soul of Sister Hummel, who brought so much joy to the lives of so many with her charming figurines!

Past Issues

March 10, 2019

Feb. 24, 2019

Feb. 10, 2019

Jan. 27, 2019

Jan. 13, 2019

Dec. 23, 2018

Dec. 9, 2018

Nov. 25, 2018

Nov. 11, 2018

Oct. 28, 2018

Oct. 14, 2018

Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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