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Fatima scene installed at IHM convent

Those who visit the Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse property south of Colwich may now contemplate one of the angelic Fatima apparitions while praying the rosary. The sisters have installed… Read More

Visible Learning program empowers educators to illuminate student growth

As part of the One Family, Fully Alive in Christ! Campaign, our commitment to strong and vibrant Catholic schools starts with a renewed commitment to our Catholic educators. To assist… Read More

Three seminarians to be ordained to the diaconate

Three seminarians will be ordained to the transitional diaconate at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. Bishop Carl A. Kemme will ordain… Read More

Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Ars helps Bishop Kemme bond with deacons

Bishop Carl A. Kemme learned a couple of years ago about a bishop who took his seminarians to France for a pilgrimage to Ars, the hometown of the Curé d’Ars,… Read More

Diocesan office pilots father-son retreat

A diocesan program to help boys understand what it means to be a man was piloted Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21. Jake Samour said the program is an encounter between… Read More

BCCHS academy lays a foundation for students to construct a future

Bishop Carroll Catholic High School’s St. Joseph Construction Science and Trade Academy was named the Kansas High School Program of the Year for 2023 by the National Center for Construction… Read More

Bishop asks faithful to prune everything that takes life, to protect the vulnerable

Bishop Carl A. Kemme said he recalled memories of his grandfather while preparing for his homily for a Mass of Healing and Repentance last Sunday at the Cathedral of the… Read More

Funds from diocesan campaign will bolster local parish outreach

Caring for those in need lies at the heart of the Church’s mission. Here in the Diocese of Wichita, we have a long history of reaching out to the poor… Read More

From romance to roast: Couple brews up pro-life venture with new coffee business

Need some java?To purchase Fiat Coffee visit fiat-coffee.com. Shipping is free for orders over $49. Holy Trinity Catholic bookstore stocks the coffee. A coffee shop in Colwich will soon serve… Read More

Disciple of Saint Padre Pio plans to walk to Beloit from Wichita

David Weldon has always been captivated by pilgrimages. He is intrigued by documentaries about the Camino de Santiago and has walked the Kansas Camino, a 60-mile pilgrimage from Wichita to… Read More

Fr. Michael Peltzer dies April 9 at age 70

Bishop Carl A. Kemme expressed his deep and profound gratitude at Fr. Michael Peltzer’s funeral for the way he persevered as a priest, joining his infirmities and sufferings with those… Read More

Bishop Kemme reflects on the significance of Fully Alive! campaign

Dear Friends in Christ,As we celebrate the joy of Christ’s resurrection, we reflect on the many blessings we have received. The prayers and sacrifices of those who came before us… Read More