Vet who spent time in POW camp with Father Kapaun visits diocese

Joe Ramirez visited the Diocese of Wichita last month. A statue outside of St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen depicting Father Emil Kapaun assisting a wounded soldier was inspired by… Read More

Msgr. William Carr served the diocese for over 60 years

The body of Msgr. William Carr is carried to a hearse after a funeral Mass Thursday, March 28, at the Cathedral. A brief slideshow is available below and at… Read More

Diocesan priests recall memories of Msgr. William Carr

Msgr. William Carr was a priest of the diocese for over 60 years. Several priests of the diocese shared their thoughts and feelings about Msgr. Carr, after his passing. Fr.… Read More

Focus on vocations

Father Chad Arnold, above, and Father Todd J. Shepherd participate in Vocations Day activities Thursday, March 7, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in South Hutchinson. Several religious orders also… Read More

Diocesan youth meet for annual DCYC

Carrie Ann Ford of Buffalo, New York, was the keynote speaker for the DCYC weekend. The event was held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at Eisenhower National Airport in… Read More

Prison ministry gets new chaplain

Fr. Robert Wachter’s ‘parishioners’ are behind locked doors, fences Self-driving cars can’t come soon enough for Father Robert Wachter. In January his odometer rolled up an additional 1,000 miles in… Read More

St. Joseph, Andale, anticipates rededication

The spiritual cross that resulted from a lightning strike last June will be lifted this Lent when parishioners of St. Joseph Parish in Andale rededicate their renovated church. Last summer’s… Read More

Four begin working for the diocese

Several new employees have recently begun serving the Diocese of Wichita. Mark Miller Mark Miller began duties Feb. 11 as the Director of Cemeteries. He succeeds Jim Sheldon who is… Read More

Preparing for Holy Saturday

Bishop Carl A. Kemme and Father Gabriel Greer assist catechumen Ha McCosh, a member of Christ the King Parish in Wichita, during one of the three Rites of Election and… Read More

Lent begins with a reminder

A penitent begins Lent by receiving ashes at a morning Mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita Wednesday, March 6, along with a reminder that he will… Read More

Ash Wednesday is near; prepare for Easter

Ash Wednesday is March 6. It is not a holy day of obligation but it is a day of prayer, abstinence, fasting and repentance. (Advance file photo) WASHINGTON (CNS) —… Read More

Safe Haven Sunday will help families protect children

Image courtesy of Most adults are uncomfortable talking about pornography among themselves. Addressing the topic with children is even more difficult. But it’s necessary because of the digital age… Read More