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The art and soul of compassion

Welcoming the bishop-elect

When word was released that Father John B. Brungardt was named bishop-elect of the Diocese of Dodge City, it came with an official request from the Holy See that the Diocese of Dodge City begin preparing for his arrival.
Chancery and cathedral staff went to work sending out invitations for the ordination, preparing the liturgy, lining up transportation for dignitaries, arranging for food, ... which is all well and good.
But that isn’t exactly what the Holy Father was referring to.

What the pope is asking is that the Catholics of the Diocese of Dodge City prepare spiritually for the arrival of a new shepherd who will oversee the flock in Southwest Kansas.
This could be interpreted in many ways. Certainly, praying for the new bishop and his ministry is appropriate. Studying the man -- knowing he was reared on a farm, that his mother had 10 siblings and his father 17 -- also brings one closer to him.
But what also may help is to look more deeply into one simple statement, the bishop’s motto, which will be placed on his new coat of arms. If you remember, Bishop Emeritus Gilmore’s motto was “Be Still and Know,” an invitation to listen and to hear the word of God.
For his motto, Bishop-elect Brungardt, has selected the phrase “Filled With Compassion,” from the Parable of the Prodigal Son, Gospel of Luke, Chapter 15, Verse 20: “While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son embraced him and kissed him.” In using this phrase Bishop Brungardt prays that the Lord might continue to bless and fill him with the virtue of compassion as he ministers with the good people of the Diocese of Dodge City.
To prepare spiritually for the arrival and ordination of the new bishop, it might be worth taking a closer look into the power of compassion, and what it means to truly accept it into one’s heart.
In Philippians 2:1-3, St. Paul describes compassion as a deep friendship: “If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing. Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves.”
Tony Spence, Editor-in-Chief of Catholic News Service, writes, “In his play, ‘The Merchant of Venice,’ William Shakespeare wrote a tribute to one of the greatest gifts found in the human heart. ‘The quality of mercy is not strained,’ he said. ‘It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: it blesseth him that gives and him that takes.’
“He called it ‘an attribute to God himself’ and when earthly powers temper justice with mercy, then they demonstrate an attribute most like God’s.
“Pope John Paul II took up the subject of mercy in his encyclical, ‘Rich in Mercy,’ in 1980, the second of many during his long pontificate. Mercy, he wrote, is an indispensable quality, especially when meting out justice.
“The pope said that justice alone is insufficient. There is, he wrote, a ‘fundamental link between mercy and justice spoken of by the whole biblical tradition and above all by the messianic mission of Jesus Christ. True mercy is, so to speak, the most profound source of justice.’ The love and the mercy of God on the one hand should lead to love and mercy on the part of Christians toward others, he said.
“Indeed, mercy is twice blessed.”


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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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