My grandmother spent the final years of her life at Mother of Good Counsel Home, a skilled nursing facility in St. Louis operated by the Franciscan Sisters of the Martyr St. George.
Sister Mary Ethel Burley was a major part of the lives of thousands of elementary-aged youngsters during her lengthy teaching career.
When the grand marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kansas City, Mo., was announced at a recent fundraiser, Curé of Ars, Leawood, parishioner Ian Byrne was more surprised than anyone else.
The sacraments are, in their essence, Jesus simply doing for us today what he did for those with whom he lived while he was in the flesh.
Where did it go? The first half of Lent has passed as quickly as sand slipping through an hourglass.
The social doctrine of the church is beautifully summed up in our Lord’s command: “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”
The color purple, the advertising of fish fries on Friday, the announcement of the parish communal penance service: These are signs that Lent is here.
“What do you want to be remembered for?”
With close to 300 students participating in the Campus Ministry Team (CMT) at Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, it's no surprise most of them graduate with two to five times the required service…
Dr. Catherine Powers and Dr. Dan Towle have both done medical mission work in Third World countries before.