Author Archives: Todd Habiger

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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,…

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 liturgist’s guide to your new pope

By Anita McSorley anita.mcsorley@theleaven.org There’s an old joke with which I love to rib my friend Michael Podrebarac that goes something like this. Question: What’s the difference between a liturgist and a terrorist? Answer: You…

Rite of Election

Hundreds prepare to join the church by Shelia Myers KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Few Catholics would argue that these are tumultuous times for the church. Yet every year, men and women choose to become Catholics…