Author Archives: Todd Habiger

‘Once in a lifetime’

Couple takes advantage of archbishop’s baptismal ministry   by Monte Mace MARYSVILLE — When Michelle and Matthew Schmelzle heard that Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann — as a sign of personal support for couples having “as…

KC at the bat

There was no joy in the archdiocese as the priests from the Archdiocese of Kansas city in Kansas fell to the priests of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in the first Pitching for Priests…
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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…