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, including the issues in which they were contained.

“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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It took the most innocent, helpless life to show avowed atheist the Light

It took the most innocent, helpless life to show avowed atheist the Light

By Dave Myers

Southwest Kansas Catholic

So ingrained was her atheism, that while only in the fourth grade, Jennifer Fulwiler quietly moved all the bibles in her school library from the religion section to the fiction section.

“I was always an atheist, from earliest childhood,” Fulwiler told thousands of college-age youth at the national SEEK conference in Indianapolis (see Page 3). “My father was an atheist. I didn’t ever wonder if God might exist. I never said a prayer just in case. …It just seemed kind of obvious: You only believe in what you can prove. I believe this microphone exists because I’m holding it. How can you believe in something there is no material evidence of?”

Fulwiler was one of several guest speakers at the annual conference Jan. 3-7. Among the 17,000 youth attending from around the country were 26

 students from the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, including diocese Director of Youth Ministry, Adam Urban, and Director of Young Adult Ministry, Gentry Heimerman.

“Modern atheism is very well branded,” Fulwiler explained. “It is branded as well as Gucci and Tommy Hilfilger. It’s branded as being for the inteligencia. Smart people are atheists, right? People who question assumptions. Highly educated scientists and engineers.

“I adopted the view that’s very common in atheism: scientism. Everything must be provable by the scientific method. I clung to that because it was safe. It’s safer to say that I don’t believe in this extra stuff. I’ll never be vulnerable, never risk looking dumb.”

She took her atheism to college. It was part of her identity, she said. So, when she learned that the guy she had fallen in love with was a believer, it blew her mind.

“When I found out he believed in God, I was shocked! My husband ended up going to Yale, graduating in three years with honors, then to Columbia Law School, then Stanford Business School where he earned a masters in computer science.

“So, when I found out he believed in God, I said, ‘But you’re smart! That’s so weird!’

“Then it got even weirder! He said he believed in Jesus, which seemed so absolutely crazy to me! He said, ‘I don’t go to church, I don’t read the Bible, I rarely pray. But, I’ll tell you this. I was baptized [in the Baptist Church] when I was 13 years old. When I came up from those baptismal waters, I encountered something. I encountered someone. … I know that I encountered the living person of Jesus Christ when I was baptized, and I will never deny that. No one can every take that away from me.’”

Fulwiler was shown for the first time that you can be a reasonable, intelligent person and still believe in things that can’t be proven by the scientific method.

She didn’t immediately abandon her atheism.

Then came the birth of her first child.

“It was a shattering experience to be a part of a vulnerable new life,” she said. “I looked at this baby and I said, I know that the love that I feel for this child—the love that has come into my family since his birth—has a source that is external to the neurons in our brain. I can’t prove this. But I know more than I know anything else in the world that this love is real, and if the whole world blew up tomorrow, this love would still exist.

“And that was the moment I let go of atheism.”

The couple believed in God and in his Son, Jesus, but they had no faith center. In fact, when they were married, their common beliefs included an expressed anti-Catholicism. 

In their search for faith fulfillment, the couple decided to allow themselves to examine the Catholic Church, certain they would find reason to dismiss it. 

“When we studied what the Church actually believes, it was like we found the owners manual to the human soul,” Fulwiler said. “This Church knows us better than we know ourselves! … This Church had been saying the same truth for age after age as empire after empire has fallen away around it. We said, We see the fingerprints of God here. We see things human beings can’t do on their own. At the Easter Vigil 2007, both Joe and I became Catholic.”

Later, when they had their child baptized, Fulwiler began an introspection. How did I get here? she asked herself as she looked back on her unlikely journey. 

“I opened a drawer and to the front slid a long narrow box. It was my baptism candle. I had been baptized in a Catholic Church when I was six months old (as per the wishes of a dying grandparent).

“The moment the priest said the words of baptism and poured waters on my head when I was a baby, I was sealed with an indelible mark of belonging to Christ. Even a life of atheism could not take that away.

“You will have moments when you doubt your faith,” she concluded. “You might fall away, have difficult times, but you can always count on the grace of your baptism to guide you home.”

 

Local youth among 17,000 students SEEKing Christ

Local youth among 17,000 students SEEKing Christ

‘Young people know that they are made for something more’

By Dave Myers

Southwest Kansas Catholic

Such was the spirited energy at the SEEK conference for college students in Indianapolis, that for those local youth for whom it was their first time attending, “it was like drinking from a fire hydrant,” noted Adam Urban, Director of Youth Ministry.

Among 17,000 college-age young people gathered in Indianapolis Jan. 3-7 for the annual conference, was a group of 26 students from southwest Kansas.

“When you get that many young people together, the energy is really high,” said Urban, who attended the event with Director of Young Adult Ministry, Gentry Heimerman. “A lot of kids were overwhelmed. So much was hitting them.”

Organized by FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), these 26 students and their 17,000 counterparts were there to become empowered: to discern which direction they would like their lives to take; to organize and participate in Bible studies back in their college community; and through the conferences music, prayer, talks and break-out sessions, to become ever closer to Christ and His children on earth.

Among the youth were some 400 priests, several popular Christian bands and nationally renowned Catholic speakers (see Page 7).

“Frankly,” said Heimerman, “the fact that we have 26 students from our diocese who are involved enough at their Newman centers to know about and willingly go on this trip is amazing in itself!

“I went with a ‘work’ mind-set and had a list of the goals I was hoping to accomplish in relation to my job here at the diocese,” Heimerman explained. “Network with other directors, find new ideas for ministry, accompany our students and bring them all together for a meal to facilitate a deeper sense of diocesan community, etc.

“These were good goals and thankfully God brought them to fruition, but I was not expecting the way in which Jesus would burst through all of that and dig things out of my heart that had unwittingly been buried so deep.”

The conference included daily Mass, adoration, confession, as well as a night in which each diocese gathered together to share over dinner what they’d learned from the event thus far. Apart from this, the students were free to attend without adhering to any one group.

“It was great to connect with people from nearby, as well as folks from all over the country who do work similar to ours and to learn from them,” Heimerman said.  “This event tells me that young people know that they are made for something more. That the ache they feel in their hearts will not be satisfied with ‘perfect careers’, ‘perfect lifestyles’, or continually updated versions of iOS. Abiding union with Love itself is what they are destined for, and SEEK aids in the acknowledgment of that truth, arm in arm with 17,000 other college students.”

Thousands march in D.C. in celebration of the joy of life

The approximately 50 pilgrims met on the southwest plains of Kansas in the frigid morning Jan. 16—some two-and-a half hours before the sun was set to rise—to  load onto a bus that would begin a 25-hour trek to Washington, D.C.

As the stars shone brightly, Bishop John Brungardt held out his hand, praying over the large group before they loaded onto a bus.

According to a Facebook post from one participant, “We had a few minor mechanical issues with the bus—nothing that a few ingenious farmers couldn’t handle, but they did slow us down a bit.”

Foggy weather all through Kansas, as well as freezing drizzle in Indiana and Ohio, further slowed the group, but it couldn’t quell the anticipation they felt as they came closer and closer to the nation’s capital.

“The long, 25-hour bus trip was filled with Liturgy of the Hours, Rosaries and personal stories of life and reflection on how fortunate we truly are to live in a Country that allows us these freedoms,” participants Tom and Lisa Ridder told the Southwest Kansas Catholic. “It is a spiritual journey that has a profound impact on those who attend.

“The March for Life Pilgrimage is much more than a walk down Constitution Avenue,” the couple added. “The March is inspiring in itself by the sheer numbers marching respectfully and peacefully for a cause that so deeply affects our nation and its citizens. 

“This year’s march seemed much greater in numbers than in previous years,” the couple noted.  

“It is our hope that the momentum that has been created from the time we boarded the bus will not end now that we are all home and back in our ‘comfort zones’,” the Ridders said.

“We must continue to witness to life, in all stages from conception to natural death.  We must not be afraid to reach out to those in need and, our hope is to someday not have to go and march, but to go and celebrate the day that Roe v. Wade was overturned and that abortion is no longer legal in the United States!” 

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The couple wanted to offer their sincere appreciation to all those who worked to make the trips a success.

“On behalf of the 51 pilgrims who made the trip to Washington, D.C. for the 46th Annual March for Life, thank you!

“Thank you to Bishop John, Gayla Kirmer, Janeé Bernal and the chancery staff who supported us in this pilgrimage. 

“Thank you to the parishioners, Knights of Columbus Council 2930 and Bishop Franz Assembly 2567, who supported our youth through their donations and fundraising efforts and prayers. 

“Thank you to Father Tim Hickey who was unable to attend, but spent countless hours preparing flyers, the Liturgy of the Hours books for the bus, preparing a Mass kit for us, obtaining Magificat books for everyone, and for volunteering his sister, Trice and her friend Brenda’s assistance in walking tours in Washington D.C. 

“Thank you to Father Louis Trung Hoang for being our Spiritual Leader for the trip—your spiritual leadership and life story was so very inspirational to us.”

Voices from the March for Life

By Jeanne Marie Hathway

Washington D.C. (CNA) - “There are more kids here than adults!” said 12-year-old Angela from Rockville, Maryland, at the 2019 March for Life.

A crowd of 100,000 people marching on the politically divisive issue of abortion might not seem like the place for kids. But Robin Diller was one of thousands of mothers present who would enthusiastically tell you otherwise: “It’s such a positive environment, a happy and joyful place.”

The March, held Jan. 18, traced the annual route along the National Mall in Washington, DC. It was the Dillers’ second march as a family. Their group of 14 included the Diller brothers, their wives Robin and Lisa, and their collective 10 children. The crowd did not intimidate even the smallest Diller, a 10-month-old blinking out from Mr. Diller’s chest, zipped into his dad’s jacket for warmth.

Mr. Diller said he sees the March as a lesson in civic responsibility: “It’s important to show our kids what positive activism looks like.”

High school history teacher James Flannery loves the March for a similar reason. He said that his biggest concern for his students is apathy. “That’s why it’s so reassuring to see so many of them here, to see them stand for something.”

Though often labeled “anti-abortion,” people like Mary Bonk from Lexington Park, Maryland, think of themselves as marching for many different life issues—not just against abortion.

Bonk adheres to the consistent life ethic, which opposes all forms of violence against the human person, including things like war, torture, embryonic stem cell research, and the death penalty.

Krista Corbello and Alex Seghers, 26-year-olds from Pro-Life Louisiana, shared Bonk’s expansive sense of what it means to be pro-life.

Corbello agreed that it takes humility to welcome diversity into the movement. But in her experience, the spirit of “welcoming hospitality” is always present “when change is really happening.”

One such change is the growth of “pro-life feminism.” Seghers identified herself and her unborn daughter as pro-life feminists: “She’s marching before she’s even born.” To them, pro-life feminism means advocating nonviolence and nondiscrimination for all people, including those in the womb.

“It’s inclusive of anyone from any background.”

These women appear to have struck a nerve with their inclusive message: their group brought 1,500 young people to D.C. for the March this year.

“Consistency is key for young people,” Corbello said, adding that young people from Louisiana are lucky to have a legislature that is bipartisan on life, including Rep. Katrina R. Jackson, who spoke at the March this year. Seghers attributes the bipartisanship to Louisiana’s diversity and “culture of family values.”

Though “family values” often connotes religion, Pro-life Louisiana’s events are mostly secular in tone. “Abortion is wrong because it is violent,” Corbello said. “That’s not a religious belief.”

Family is a common theme among young people at the March. Though many of them march for religious, political, and educational reasons, almost all point to their families first when asked about their interest in pro-life issues.

Mother and daughter Claudia and Taylor Turcott did this in a literal way, carrying signs with arrows drawn toward each other. Claudia’s reads: “25 years ago, I thought abortion was the only way, but I walked out of that clinic with my baby that day.” Taylor’s read: “October 1994: I survived my mom’s abortion appointment.”

Taylor began volunteering at a crisis pregnancy clinic in college after learning about her mother’s near decision to abort her. The Turcotts see their advocacy, especially the March, as an opportunity to share their gratitude.

Although many people who saw Claudia’s sign thanked her for choosing life, she simply said: “I just feel so, so grateful. I don’t think I’m unusually brave.” Claudia wants to encourage young women facing unplanned pregnancies: “You will be amazed by how many resources there are to help you.”

Friday’s crowd was full of extraordinary stories like the Turcotts.

One woman, Francis Reciniello, has attended the March for more than 30 years. As an immigrant from Honduras, she said she had never supported abortion because it was antithetical to her culture and upbringing. So when a friend got pregnant in college, Reciniello offered help and begged her to choose life.

It worked. “She told her boyfriend and he married her, and they named their child ‘Francois,’ after me” Reciniello said.

Though Reciniello’s own children are active pro-lifers, most years she marches with her friend, who immigrated to the U.S. from Germany. “She’s a cancer survivor, and every year we say: ‘Can we make it?’ And we do. Even though we go at our own pace now.”

The two expressed their amazement at how young the March has become. “Young people are really stepping up!”

Perhaps the most extraordinary part of the March for Life was that the thousands of people who attend each year think of their peaceful activism, loving families, and joyful sacrifices as ordinary.

“This is just, like, normal,” said Garrett, a high school student from Philadelphia, about being young and pro-life. “It’s how we grew up.” His classmates Evan, Miguel, and Charlie nodded.

“It’s normal to respect each other, to have respect for other human beings.”

 

Sister Veronice saw ‘with the eyes of Faith and Light’

By Dave Myers

Southwest Kansas Catholic

On Nov. 30, Frank Sumaya’s heart stopped four times.

The Cathedral Our Lady of Guadalupe parishioner had received a heart catheterization and was in recovery. His wife Virginia sat nearby, praying as the medical staff rushed into the room.  

“The staff came to my aid yelling at me to wake up,” Frank said. “As far as I knew, I had just been napping, because I was so tired from being there since 6:30 a.m. But apparently the EKG monitor said otherwise. I felt nothing, saw nothing, nor heard nothing. It was just a peaceful sleep.” 

“We had just lost Randy [Zerr] three weeks before due to heart problems,” Virginia said. “I prayed for Randy’s intercession.”

Four different times her husband’s heart stopped—once for 30 seconds—and four different times it started back up again, something Virginia attributes, in part, to a beloved Sister whose life on earth was ending at nearly the same moment.

Virginia, with the assistance of Frank, have been the hosts of the Cathedral Our Lady of Guadalupe Faith and Light community, of which Randy Zerr had long been a part, for more than a decade. The monthly gatherings offer developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals, their family and friends, a few hours of faith, fun and friendship in a non-threatening atmosphere.

The communities in Wichita and Dodge City [there are Faith and Light communities across the world] were started by Sister Veronice Born, a forever smiling, soul-uplifting Most Precious Blood Sister who delighted in the happiness of others.

At the precise moment that Frank Sumaya was struggling for life, Sister Veronice’s life on earth was ending, giving way to her rebirth into heaven.

“I wonder if in those moments, Sister Veronice wasn’t praying for Frank as well,” Virginia said.

At a recent gathering of the Faith and Light community, members shared some memories of Sister Veronice. 

“People talked about how nice she was,” Virginia told the SKC. “They were really happy that she started Faith and Light. If not for her, they wouldn’t be there, enjoying each other.

“Frank, do you have memories of Sister Veronice?” Virginia asked her husband.

In the typical dry wit for which he is known, Frank answered without pause, “She always liked you best.”

Life after near-death, his humor is solidly intact.

“Not long before she died, she told me, ‘Don’t ever give up Faith and Light,’” Virginia said of Sister Veronice. For some time now, Virginia has been trying to find another person ready to give their all to this special community—just one day a month, eight months out of the year.

Sister Veronice’s plea to Virginia came in the knowledge that a good host is difficult to find.

Just as happened all those years ago when Sister Veronice attended the meetings (she had long since been residing at the motherhouse in Wichita), smiles, laughter, songs and praise filled the Holy Family Social Hall at the cathedral Dec. 15. After sharing their memories, Virginia had a reenactment of the Nativity using a small creche.

“And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” Virginia read from the Book of Luke.

Concluding the gathering was a pot-luck with homemade Mexican food and many desserts, celebrated with smiles and delight thanks in large part to a beloved Sister who saw fit to serve God’s special people.

 

ICE detains Dodge City man for three days in case of mistaken identity

Yet, father of three thankful for opportunity to live in the United States

By Dave Myers

Southwest Kansas Catholic

Editor’s Note: “Alberto’s” documentation is in process and he has no fear of deportation. While he allowed the SKC to use his full name, due to his pending immigration hearing and any possible actions concerning his alleged false arrest, the SKC has decided only to use his first name.

It was a December morning.  A deep blue sky made the biting cold a bit more tolerable. As he did every morning, a Dodge City resident waved goodbye to his three young children as they boarded the bus to school.

As the bus drove out of sight, two individuals, a man and a woman, both with letters — ICE — emblazoned on their jackets, approached the man. They questioned him briefly. He pleaded with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents. He had committed no crime. He has no criminal record.

 He was not the man they were looking for. If only they would accompany him to his home where he could get his passport to prove it.

“The ICE agents didn’t speak Spanish,” the man told the Southwest Kansas Catholic, and Alberto, the man questioned that morning, spoke very little English. They refused to allow him to go home, he said. His phone was taken from him. Unable to inform his wife, the father of three found himself being driven to Chase County, northeast of Wichita, on that cold December morning, his immediate future a frightening mystery.

Alberto’s documentation is in process. Up until that December morning a year ago, he had no fear of deportation.

Alberto was born in Guatemala, the son of farmers. His family owned a small patch of land on which Alberto, his siblings and parents, grew corn.

“We were poor,” Alberto said through interpreter, Sister Angela Erevia, MCDP. At his side sat his three children, ages 9, 5 and 3. The oldest, a boy, sat quietly while his sister, the middle child, tapped away on a cell phone. The youngest vied for the attention of his father (when not attempting to obtain the cell phone from his sister). 

“We could not afford clothes, so our mother would buy sheets and cut them up for us to wear,” Alberto said. “Every morning we would work for one hour in the field before going to school.

“After school we would work until the sun began to set, then we’d play [soccer] using a ball we made from sackcloth,” he said, smiling at the memory.

Despite his hardships, he eventually graduated from high school, and even went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in “Primary Education in a Bicultural Setting.” It was while teaching Spanish and his native Quiché in Guatemala that he met the woman of his dreams. The two were soon married.

The paradox of love is that the weight of the world both decreases and increases when one adds love to the mix: a person’s heart is made light by love, yet loving another multiplies one’s concerns for health and safety. The political strife, the depressed economy, and worst of all, the violent gangs, compelled him (as it has countless others) to make the difficult decision to start a new life in the United States.

This was 12 years ago. In those 12 years, Alberto and his wife have built a family in Kansas — two boys and a girl — both parents have jobs, their children happily attend school, and they paid off a home. He is only 33, and he is realizing his true American dream.

As Alberto lay on a cement slab under a thin blanket at the Chase County Jail a year ago, he thought about his life in the United States.

“He is very active in his Church,” Sister Angela volunteered as she listened to Alberto tell his story. “He is a reader at Mass, and from 3-6 p.m. each Sunday he attends the Guatemalan prayer gathering for reflection, Rosary, song and fellowship.”

Once arriving at the Chase County Jail, Alberto was given his phone. He notified his wife, who sobbed in sadness and relief after finally hearing from her missing husband.

For three days Alberto was incarcerated, a victim of mistaken identity. It was someone else they were looking for, possibly the previous owner of the house in which he lived, Sister Angela said.

“I felt very sad,” Alberto said. “They didn’t listen to me. They only spoke English.

“I have a clean record,” Alberto added.

When the truth was finally realized, that he indeed was not the person they were looking for, he was unceremoniously released.

“They told me that when my family pays a fine, I can go.”  His wife raced east with a friend, paid a $1,500 fine and retrieved her tired husband.

With his three children sitting quietly at his side during his interview with the SKC (his wife was at work and unable to attend), he explained that his attorney said that in four years, he would attend a court hearing in which he will, in all likelihood, obtain his legal residency (green card).

Despite all that has happened, he is ever thankful to live in the United States. “I’m so glad that I have the opportunity to live here,” he said. “I would never want to go back to Guatemala.”

His hope now is to one day be able to again step into a classroom and share the lessons he has learned with an eager audience.

“God is great,” he said. “God is love, and God is mercy. Our faith in God gives us hope.”

 

 

The immigrant story doesn’t end at the border

Alberto’s story (above) shows that the situations affecting immigrants are not just happening at the border,” Sister Angela Erevia, MCDP, told the Southwest Kansas Catholic, “they are happening right here.”

Sister Angela, the Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, offers a voice for the rapidly growing Hispanic population in the diocese.

She does so to build bridges of understanding and fellowship between all people.

In 2010, Sister Angela participated (as she has in years’ past) as a volunteer with the U.S. Census Bureau. Her job was to encourage people, documented and undocumented, to register with the census — to not be afraid.

Why?

“The census information is kept secret for 72 years,” she explained. “Once the information is analyzed, we all become statistics, and that is what is published for public record.

“Once the census is calculated, the city receives federal funding based on the population,” Sister said.

“That’s funding for education, health care, infrastructure.”

“Therefore,” she stressed, “immigrants are contributing to the economy, to the schools! Families are providing teaching jobs by sending their children to school. Some of these children are U.S. citizens.

“Just look at our schools. The Dodge City high school and middle schools had to expand to address the growing student population. Dodge City is benefitting from their presence.

“Just as in the case of Alberto,” Sister Angela concluded, “they don’t want a hand-out, they just want to work.”

Nine Days for Life

9 Days for Life:

Taking place January 14-22, 2019, 9 Days for Life (www.9daysforlife.com) is an annual period of prayer and action for life. Each day of the novena provides a different intercession, reflection, information item and suggested action. The novena is available in English and Spanish, and can be received in four ways: a free mobile app, text message, email, or social media.

Past Issues

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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