A chapel (at right) will be added to the Hennessy House as part of the expansion of the St. Joseph House of Formation. The Hennessy House is one of two residences for the local diocesan seminarians. It and the Borromeo House are located on the campus of St. Joseph Parish in Wichita. (Artist rendering)

St. Joseph House of Formation to expand

The Diocese of Wichita’s St. Joseph House of Formation is extending its seminarian formation program from two to four years and is working with Newman University to develop a School of Catholic Studies for seminarians in and outside the diocese.
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St. Jude Knights hosting annual Night of Romance Saturday, Feb. 16

Bishop Carl A. Kemme will be the keynote speaker for the 19th Annual Night of Romance Saturday, Feb. 16, in the parish hall of St. Jude Parish, Wichita.
Drawing on his recently released pastoral plan, Bishop Kemme will share and invite couples to embrace the new diocesan pastoral vision and mission that all become “fully alive” as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ.
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Birth mother and daughter who reunited a year ago March for Life together

FAIRFAX, Va. (CNS) — The bus ride from Fairfax to Washington took only half an hour. But for two of the passengers, the trip was about 45 years in the making.
Carole Tessier met her birth mother, Margaret Teece Nagella, almost a year ago. Now they were traveling together to the annual March for Life.
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Church leaders call Philippine church attack ‘heinous and evil’

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — Church leaders condemned bomb explosions that killed at least 20 people and injured about 100 others inside a Catholic church in the southern Philippines Jan. 27. They called the attack a “heinous and evil” act of terrorism.
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Express your stewardship with love of God and love for each other

Expression refers to how we express ourselves. Of course, we express ourselves through words. However, as St. Ignatius of Loyola states, love expresses itself “more by deeds than words.”
Expression in the New Evangelization is communicated through both words and actions. The “new” in the expression of the New Evangelization is really a shift from legal language and action to personalistic language and action.
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Love and Logic helps parents parent

Mika Gross says she gets the same feedback after every Love and Logic parenting series.
One of the remarks participants share is that they are able to stay calm after their children misbehave when previously they might have lost their temper. Other parents describe how simple and effective the concepts are.
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‘Gender matters’ seminar will explain the church’s teaching about sexuality, human body

Andrew Comiskey of Desert Stream Ministries will lead the seminar, “Gender Matters - Fighting for a New Generation,” March 15 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.
You’re invited to join Andrew Comiskey and friends as we discover together the compassion and clarity of Jesus towards persons facing gender and sexual identity issues.
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Parishioners receiving fake emails from priest impersonators

Internet thieves who spoof, scam, and phish in an attempt to defraud the innocent haven’t forgotten about the church.
Emails have been recently sent by thieves impersonating diocesan priests asking if the recipients of the email could purchase gift cards in some form or another.
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St. Jude Knights hosting annual Night of Romance Saturday, Feb. 16

Bishop Carl A. Kemme will be the keynote speaker for the 19th Annual Night of Romance Saturday, Feb. 16, in the parish hall of St. Jude Parish, Wichita.
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