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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Call to Continuing Conversion and Rite of Election 2019

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Kansas introduces bill to abolish death penalty

By Bonnie Toombs and Ben Jefferies

The Kansas House of Representatives has introduced HB 2323, a bill to abolish the state’s death penalty, replacing it with life in prison without parole as the sentence for the crime of aggravated murder.
Last year, the Kansas Senate came within one vote of approving legislation that would have repealed capital punishment in the state.
The Kansas bishops support repeal saying that capital punishment is not necessary to keep society safe in modern industrialized societies.
In a 2010 statement supporting abolition of the death penalty, the four Kansas Catholic bishops, along with the four visions of the Episcopal, Lutheran and Methodist churches stated: “Our Churches’ official teachings are united in teaching that capital punishment should no longer be practiced or threatened. We are convinced that human life is sacred to God and should be respected by all humankind, including governments. . .”
During his 1999 visit to St. Louis, Pope John Paul II proclaimed, “The new evangelization calls for followers of Christ who are unconditionally pro-life; who will proclaim, celebrate and serve the Gospel of life in every situation.”
He continued, “A sign of hope is the increasing recognition that the dignity of human life must never be taken away, even in the case of someone who has done great evil.”
During the Pope’s visit to Missouri a death row inmate named Darrel Mease was scheduled to be executed. The Holy Father requested that then-governor Mel Carnahan commute Mease’s sentence to life without parole. The governor did.
The Catholic Church has been an integral part of the effort to abolish the death penalty in this country through policy advocacy both at the federal and state level, ministry in prisons and on death row, and through education of parishioners about how the death penalty plays out across this nation.
Toombs is director of the diocesan Respect Life and Social Justice Office. Jefferies is with the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
Want to help stop capital
punishment in Kansas?
Write, call or email your representative and senator. Tell them that you support repeal of the death penalty and ask them to support HB 2323.
• Capitol Address: 300 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66612
• Legislative Hotline (800) 432-3924. Call for help in identifying your Legislators or leave a message for a legislator to call you
• Email at www.kslegislature.org/li/ and search for your legislator by name.
• Call the Governor’s Office at 800-748-4408 ask him to support HB 2323
• Visit www.ksconf.org - Kansas Catholic Conference - and click on Capital Punishment.

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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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