June 2013

Archives for June 2013.

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From MasterCard to monastery

A journey from the corporate world to community life by Kirsten Antonacc Special to the Leaven “Knock, knock.” Jeffrey Turner answered the door and let the appraiser in.  Turner’s real estate agent was running late,…

Blanketing others with love

Parishioners seek to cover city with comfort By Marc and Julie Anderson mjanderson@theleaven.org TOPEKA — Having found a way to blanket thousands of people in prayer, both literally and spiritually, parishioners at St. Matthew Parish…

A scout’s honor

“If you’ve got God, you’ve really got all you need,” Father Tunink continued. “And maybe that’s the blessing of being a Scout. That by leaving behind all our things, we find the one thing we…
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Big League Saints

by Joe Bollig joe.bollig@theleaven.org SHAWNEE — An excited boy, about 11 years old, poked his head down between the bleachers and yelled down to his hero. “Sweeney! Hey, Sweeney!” he called. “I’m up here!” Mike…

Gosnell case goads governments

Abortionist’s conviction raises issue of fetal pain to national stage.  by Joe Bollig joe.bollig@theleaven.org KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Weeks of demonstrations, disruptions and a 10-hour filibuster by a pro-abortion senator couldn’t stop a Texas Senate…

Sanctuary of hope

In today’s rat race, a spiritual retreat may seem like an indulgence but, according to Father Dennis Wait, it can be just the thing to restore inner peace.