May 2013

Archives for May 2013.

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Change of plans

God’s call puts future real estate mogul on another track by Joe Bollig joe.bollig@theleaven.org KANSAS CITY, Kan. — In the 1965 classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Lucy’s complaint is: “I never get what I really…

Come together

Xavier Community teaches members about themselves, others and God by Jessica Langdon jessica.langdon@theleaven.org Bring any eight women — whose ages span six decades — to live under one roof together, and there’s bound to be…

New parish assignments announced

Father John A. Riley, chancellor, announces the following appointments made by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, effective July 5, 2013: Pastors Father Gerardo Arano-Ponce, from pastor of St. Agnes Parish, Roeland Park, to pastor of Our…

A guest of the Emperor

St. Agnes parishioner recalls his time as a Japanese POW     By Joe Bollig joe.bollig@theleaven.org KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Not just anyone can call Benjamin Lohman a “jarhead.” “Wait a minute,” said the 95-year-old…

Hard Life, Resilient People

Photographer recalls visit to the Philippines  by Jill Ragar Esfeld jill.esfeld@theleaven.org When Leaven Photographer Elaina Cochran heard about the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the first thing she thought of was a…