ADVENT BEGINS IN TWO WEEKS

It’s time to dust off the wreaths and find the purple and pink candles. Advent is on the next page of the calendar.
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DIOCESAN PRIESTS TO GATHER WITH BISHOP KEMME AT SLC NOV. 27-30

Each year, it is a joy to invite all the priests of the Diocese of Wichita to come together for our annual clergy convocation. This year, the convocation will begin on Monday, Nov. 27, in the late afternoon and conclude on Thursday, Nov. 30, with lunch.
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MOTHER-SON DUO EDUCATING PARENTS ABOUT THE DANGER, AVAILABILITY OF PORNOGRAPHY

The mother-son relationship between Lori and Eric Doerneman drastically changed when Lori caught her son looking at pornography.
“My goal as a Catholic mom is to raise saints. I want my kids to embrace the cross, to love Jesus,” she said. “I thought I was doing a good job. I was doing everything I was taught to do. My children were totally loving, but…”
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ADULT DAY SERVICES SPREADS KINDNESS WITH PAINTED ROCKS

Catholic Charities Adult Day Services clients are working to spread kindness by painting rocks and hiding them in the community for others to find and enjoy.
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SCHLAPP TO TALK ABOUT THE CHALLENGES OF D.C.

The challenges faithful Kansans face are similar to those faced by the faithful in Washington, D.C., according to Kapaun Mt. Carmel grad Matt Schlapp.
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HOPE LIVES SUPPORT GROUP MEETS NOV. 19

Hope Lives, a monthly support group for women who have experienced an abortion, will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
The group helps women in healing from an abortion experience, no matter how long ago it occurred.
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RETROUVAILLE HELPS SAVE MARRIAGES

As the holidays approach, those in happy and loving marriages look forward to spending time together, celebrating family, and making memories. For those in struggling marriages, the holidays can mean frustration, disappointment, and sadness.
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CATHOLIC SCHOOL TUITION QUESTIONS

Molly grew up in the Diocese of Wichita in a small town outside of the City of Wichita. She attended the parish grade school and went to the Catholic high school. She could hardly wait to leave!
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DAVID GITTRICH WAS A POWERFUL PRO-LIFE FORCE

“Keep up the fight for life.”
The last statement published by David Gittrich summarized his sense of purpose for the past 35 years: an unending, irrepressible drive to protect the unborn.
Gittrich died of kidney cancer Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph in Wichita. He was 71.
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ANNIVERSARY OF FIVE ASC LIBERIAN MARTYRS REMEMBERED BY ADORERS

Five Adorers of the Blood of Christ killed 25 years ago while serving as missionaries in civil war-torn Liberia were honored last week.
Sisters Barbara Ann Muttra and Mary Joel Kolmer were ambushed on Oct. 20, 1992 while attempting to drive an employee to the safety of his home. Three days later the three remaining Adorers serving in Liberia at that time – Sisters Shirley Kolmer, Agnes Mueller, and Kathleen McGuire – were ordered out of their home and killed by rebel forces. All were from southern Illinois.
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