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Jr. High Youth Rally

‘Be aware of what your gifts are’

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Junior high school youth from across the diocese filled the auditorium at Dodge City Community College all in the name of getting to know Christ just a little better.
The theme for the annual Diocese of Dodge City Junior High Youth Rally, Oct. 6, was “Jesus is the Real Lifesaver.” One of the highlights of the rally came when artist Mike Debus of Overland Park painted a portrait of Jesus on a revolving canvas while Mikey Neddleman of Olathe sang and played a hauntingly beautiful song on the guitar.
As if to further illustrate the theme of the rally, Debus told the children that when he walked away from the work-a-day world to become an artist it was a leap of faith -- the same faith he would need to one day perform on stage for the first time. Even though he was “terrified”, he found the faith and courage to go on.
“It changed my life,” he said. “I learned a lesson from that. God is going to ask each and every one of us, at some point in our life, to go somewhere we don’t want to go -- to do something we may not feel comfortable doing. But, by taking those steps, by saying yes when maybe we’re afraid to, it’s going to change your life and it might change the lives of those around you.
“Be aware of what your gifts are. Be aware of how God wants to use them. He might want to use them in a different way than what you’re used to.”

Says Timken resident

‘I remember his sense of humor’

Father Emil Kapaun officiated at a double wedding at Holy Trinity Church in Timken on May 11, 1946. Pictured above: Father Norbert Staab, pastor of Sacred Heart, Larned; Marvin and Helen Finger, Agnes and Leonard Finger, and Father Kapaun.

By Tim Wenzl
Archvist
Father Kapaun was appointed pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Timken on April 9, 1948. A month and two days later he officiated at the double wedding of Leonard and Agnes (Vondracek) Finger and Marvin and Helen (Pechanec) Finger.
Helen Finger remembers visiting with Father Kapaun in the living room at the rectory. “We went to see Father Kapaun several weeks before the wedding. He met with us separately. I guess he visited with Marvin about being a good husband. He talked with me about being a good wife. He was so kind in explaining things. He explained what it meant being ‘subjective’ to my husband. A lot like it says in the Bible. I really appreciated the way he explained it.

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Protecting God’s Children

First role of the Church is to ‘help the victim’

By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register

Victims come first.

This admonition by Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta represents a change in thinking since the late 1990s.
It’s been more than two decades since Teresa Green (an alias) of Texas was sexually abused by a priest. Yet, even after fighting through the long journey to re-embrace the Church, there are still triggers that send her into a downward spiral. Sadly, these triggers can include some of the most sacred objects we see in our churches
Such is the depth of her pain -- as well as that of many other victims of clergy sexual abuse. On Sept. 26, members of the chancery staff and others in the diocese took part in a day-long session designed, in part, to review what the U.S. Catholic Church has done, and is doing, to protect children from clergy abuse.

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Vatican official visits Wichita chancery regarding

Father Emil Kapaun’s cause for sainthood

By Tim Wenzl
Diocesan Archivist

Editor’s note: Parts of this article first appeared in the Oct. 4 edition of the Catholic Advance.
Dr. Andrea Ambrosi, Postulator with the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, was in Wichita Sept. 28 and 29 to look over some work compiled on the documentation of two alleged miracles attributed to the intercession of Father Emil Kapaun.

Father John Hotze, Episcopal Delegate overseeing the gathering of information for the cause, met with Ambrosi at the Wichita chancery. “He was here to ensure that we’ve done everything properly,” Father Hotze said, “so that when we do get all of the interviews done, we can just ship it over to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. We hope to have the interviews complete in the next couple of months.”
The Wichita diocese is investigating the alleged miraculous healings of Avery Gerleman, now a student at Hutchinson Community College, and Chase Kear of Colwich. In 2006, Gerleman, at age 12, was suffering from autoimmune disorder that left her near death; Kear recovered from a traumatic pole vaulting injury to his head in 2008.

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Benedictine College honors Brungardts with ‘2013 Family Award’

The Most Rev. John B. Brungardt, far right, is pictured with members of his family in the foreground of Benedictine College in Atchison. The family was presented the 2013 Family Award Oct. 5.

Special to the Register
Atchison -- Family Weekend at Benedictine College featured the presentation of the 2013 Family Award to the Dr. Balthasar and Mrs. Margaret Brungardt Family.  Each year the college recognizes a family that has been particularly active as alumni, as legacies, and in service to the college.  The Brungardts were honored with a presentation during halftime of the Benedictine football game versus Graceland University on Saturday, Oct. 5.  Paul (St. Benedict’s College class of 1965) and Marg (Mount St. Scholastica Class of 1966) Brungardt accepted the award on behalf of the entire family.  Paul was part of the second generation to attend the college and was the “senior” member present for the honor.

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30 years in the making

Vietnamese celebrate three decades of Catholic presence

PHOTOS

By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register

GARDEN CITY – It was a celebration 30 years in the making for Vietnamese Catholics, who gathered Oct. 27 at St. Dominic Church to recognize three decades since the founding of the Vietnamese Catholic community in Garden City.
At a Mass preceding a dinner reception, women in colorful native garb, their husbands, children or grandchildren beside them, listened as Bishop John Brungardt bid them congratulations on their anniversary and thanked them for their contributions and faith-filled service to the Church of Southwest Kansas.

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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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