Chris Riggs

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Feasibility study to begin in January

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Over the past several years, my leadership team and I, consulting with many along the way, have been praying and considering how the Diocesan… Read More

Paintings blessed at St. Catherine of Siena

Like any faithful parishioner, Linda Wallace said yes when her pastor asked for help. It didn’t hurt that her pastor, Fr. Dan Spexarth, is her brother. Wallace said Fr. Spexarth… Read More

Diocesan Catholic educators finally able to gather for a Regan Institute Nov. 21-22

Educators in the Diocese of Wichita will finally be able to gather for a Regan Institute Monday and Tuesday Nov. 21-22 at Church of the Magdalen Parish and School in… Read More

Twenty diocesan ministries, entities have signed up for this year’s #iGiveCatholic

Twenty Catholic diocesan entities will take part in Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29. Connor Meier said the Diocese of Wichita is excited to partner with #iGiveCatholic for Giving Tuesday because… Read More

O’Malley: Renew the church by living the Eucharist

Timothy O’Malley recalled comments made several years ago by Vatican affairs journalist John Allen during a presentation Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Church of the Magdalen in Wichita. After Allen’s… Read More

Pittsburg’s Lord’s Diner making a transition to food truck service

The Lord’s Diner in Pittsburg has some new wheels. Emily Thome, director of The Lord’s Diner, said last week that the Pittsburg Diner went from brick-and-mortar to a food truck… Read More

Lord’s Diner hosts pumpkin patch

    Charlie Brown’s friend, Linus, didn’t see the Great Pumpkin rise out of The Lord’s Diner location at 2825 S. Hillside in Wichita, but those visiting did receive gifts.… Read More

The Nation’s Report Card indicates Catholic Schools excelling post-pandemic

LEESBURG, Virginia – Catholic school students performed at or near the top in reading and math compared to public schools coming out of the pandemic, according to the National Assessment… Read More

Ascend 2022 set for Oct. 29

  Event for middle school youth to be held at Kapaun Mt. Carmel Ascend 2022, a conference for Catholic middle school youth, will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at Kapaun… Read More

Bishop: Be like Jesus, don’t shun the leper

Bishop Carl A. Kemme said Jesus’ embrace and healing of the lepers in the Gospel story was a guide for those attending the White Mass Sunday morning, Oct. 9, at… Read More

Bishop Kemme: God uses marriage and family to bring about grace in the world

The blessings of marriage are considerable, but so are the responsibilities associated with matrimony, Bishop Carl A. Kemme told 90 couples at the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass Sunday afternoon, Oct.… Read More

Humility and a miracle behind Fr. Carney’s book about the Holy Face

  Fr. Lawrence Carney wrote his latest book, The Secret of the Holy Face, because of the amount of reverence we owe God, he said. “We can’t even break through… Read More