Janet Eaton visited St. Jude School in Wichita last week, one of the stops she is making to area Catholic schools to orient herself as the new superintendent of Catholic Schools. The school year begins Aug. 16 for most schools, the day after the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Advance photo)

New superintendent getting ready for her first day of school

Janet Eaton’s life is undergoing a huge transition – at work and at home.
She and her husband, Kevin, just closed on a house last week and most of their belongings are still in storage in St. Louis, Missouri. One of their three children, 13-year-old Cooper, is getting his bearings in a town he’s never lived in and preparing to go to school at St. Francis of Assisi.
Eaton, the new superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Wichita, does have a head start over Cooper. She is a graduate of Newman and Wichita State universities and was the principal at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School from 1992 to 1999.
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Pizza delivered to Hilltop Diner patrons

Two Wichita seminarians may have set a record for pizza delivery last month. Hayden Charles, Andy Beugelsdijk, and other volunteers delivered 250 pizzas in less than two hours.
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Seven Wichita Adorers celebrate jubilees

Seven Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Wichita are celebrating their jubilees this year. A Mass and dinner to mark their anniversaries were celebrated a few weeks ago by Father Tom Welk.
The jubilarians include siblings and Sisters Florentia Riebel (84 years) and Leona Riebel (83 years); Carmelita Blick (80 years); Rita Robl, Rosina Mies and Tarcisia Roths (each 70 years); and Helen Lindsey (65 years). Each of them lives in Wichita.
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Dioceses in the U.S. see ‘Humanae Vitae’ as insight into the beauty of the family

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The church’s teaching on artificial contraception and the role of procreation in marriage isn’t about difficult-to-follow rules in the eyes of Alice Heinzen, a veteran of marriage and family ministry in the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Heinzen told Catholic News Service, the long-held teaching found in Blessed Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical, “Humanae Vitae” (“Of Human Life”), is about understanding the beauty of family as created by God.
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Dr. Hilgers speaks at Humanae Vitae anniversary celebration

The use by the medical profession of in vitro fertilization as a treatment for infertile couples is a tragedy according to Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers, the founder and director of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Diocesan reps tout Totus Tuus on EWTN

Three Totus Tuus representatives from the Diocese of Wichita were interviewed Thursday, June 14, in EWTN’s television studios in Irondale, Alabama.
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The importance of play for children

Mr. Rogers once said, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning, but for children, play is serious learning.”
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Michigan priest named bishop of Salina diocese

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named Msgr. Gerald L. Vincke, who is pastor of Holy Family Parish in Grand Blanc, Michigan, to be bishop of the Diocese of Salina, Kansas.
Bishop-designate Vincke, 53, is a priest of the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan.
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