First responders honored at Blue Mass

Recalling the horrific events of 9/11, Bishop Carl A. Kemme asked God to keep safe all the first responders who attended the annual Blue Mass Sunday morning, Sept. 11, in… Read More

Strengthen Catholic institutions to fight anti-Catholic bias, prof says at Red Mass

  Catholic schools and institutions have been subject to legal attacks throughout U.S. history, Professor Nicole Garnett told those attending a banquet following the Red Mass Thursday, Sept. 8, at… Read More

Kairos retreats for juniors in Catholic high schools evolving

Bishop Carl A. Kemme and Superintendent of Schools Janet Eaton told Catholic school principals and administrators last month that the primary goal of a Catholic education is not to get… Read More

Fire severely damages Fort Scott’s church

Want to help the parish? Those wishing to make a donation to help restore Mary Queen of Angels Church may contact the parish office at 620-223-4340.   Fr. Yancey Burgess… Read More

Diocesan marks anniversary of Fr. Kapaun’s entombment

Want to watch the funeral? The funeral and related videos are available at Want more details about Fr. Kapaun’s life? Visit for more information about Fr. Kapaun and… Read More

Irish priests who served the diocese honored

  Bishop Carl A. Kemme likened the priests of Ireland who left home and family to serve the faithful of Kansas to St. Bartholomew whose missionary travels took him far… Read More

Seminarians spend several days hiking, praying, relaxing

Five seminarians from the Diocese of Wichita got closer to God this summer – about 12,000 feet closer. Fr. Chad Arnold, the director of the diocesan Office of Vocations, led… Read More

Diocese to implement programs to strengthen marriage and family

The foundation of society – marriage and family – is crumbling. To shore up the disintegrating character of marriage and family, Jake Samour, director of the diocesan Office of Marriage… Read More

A new teacher for new school year

  Grace Leonard didn’t look for the job, the job found her. “After student teaching, I was exploring other avenues,” she said last week. “I wasn’t super set on becoming… Read More

Superintendent Eaton reminds educators to help students earn an ‘St.’ before their names

Superintendent of Schools Janet Eaton reminded principals and pastors that their primary role isn’t to help students earn a “Ph.D.” after their name but to help them get an “St.”… Read More

Bishop to educators: Win the next generation to Christ

Bishop Carl A. Kemme talked about his fondness for the term “Peace be with you,” which is reserved in the liturgy for a bishop, when he addressed Catholic school principals… Read More

Fr. Thome new chaplain at St. Pius X but ready to provide a home away from home

It’s the first day of school, in a manner of speaking, for Fr. Derek Thome, the new chaplain of the recently renovated St. Pius X Catholic Student Center at Pittsburg… Read More