Fr. Mendam adapting at St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Climate here is colder but parishioners warmly welcome him Fr. Bhaskar Mendam knew he was in Kansas when he looked out his window several weeks ago and saw a snow-covered… Read More

Bishop Kemme celebrates funeral Mass for Pope Benedict XVI

It’s difficult to reduce Pope Benedict XVI’s career to one theme, Bishop Carl A. Kemme said in a homily Thursday evening, Jan. 5, during a Mass for the pope in… Read More

Bishop: Make the Mass the bedrock of our faith

  Those who gazed upon the nativity scene on Christmas Eve at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception were much like those who pondered in awe of the infant Jesus… Read More

Tens of thousands pay last respects to Pope Benedict

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Tens of thousands of people streamed through St. Peter’s Basilica to pay their last respects to the late Pope Benedict XVI. While Rome authorities had predicted… Read More

Fr. Lies spends Christmas serving the church in Alaska

By Fr. David Lies On a crisply cold and snowy Christmas Eve the small parish choir of mostly female voices sang the very familiar tune of “Silent Night” before the… Read More

Spexarths to lead couples’ workshop for grieving families on Jan. 21 at the SLC

Grief workshop open to all who have lost a child By Sharon Witzell The grieving workshop is open to all families who have experienced the loss of a child from… Read More

Curia Office Delayed Opening | December 22, 2022

Due to the inclement weather and potential unsafe road conditions, the Catholic Diocese of Wichita curia office will delay opening until 9:30 a.m.    

An evangelizing mission; a task of love

By Sr. Rosa Linda Lopez Rocha, Local Superior In 1997, the Missionary Catechists of the Poor (MCP) arrived in the Diocese of Wichita to serve the parishes in the towns… Read More

Thanks given for the life, service of Fr. Larkin

Two days after Thanksgiving Bishop Carl A. Kemme was giving thanks for the life and service of Fr. Patrick Larkin. Fr. Larkin, a priest of the Diocese of Wichita for… Read More

Clonmel parish breaks ground for new church

Bishop Carl A. Kemme and parishioners of St. John Parish in Clonmel broke ground for a new church Sunday, Nov. 20. Wayne Youngers, a member of the parish’s building committee,… Read More

Sister sisters are centenarians at the Mount

Some things never change – even if you live for more than 100 years. Sister Margaret Ellen Isenbart remembers the anti-Catholic vitriol of the 1928 presidential campaigns of Al Smith,… Read More

Diocese is blessed with many retired priests who continue to serve the church

Want to help the retired priests of the diocese? Please consider a gift this year to the Christmas Call to Sharing Campaign. It helps support the 36 seminarians and the… Read More