Bishop Kemme on recent abortion legislations

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It is abundantly clear that both New York and Virginia have governors with extreme views on the issue of abortion. Recently, as you no doubt know, the State of New York passed one of the most extreme pro-abortion laws of the nation which among other things legalized abortion up to seconds before birth. The legislature for the State of Virginia introduced similar legislation.

In commenting on this bill, the scandal-embroiled Governor Ralph Northam sent shock waves through civilized society when he expressed support of legally killing a baby – even after birth, if in the discussions between the doctors and the mother that would be desired. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, a Catholic, enthusiastically signed the New York bill at a ceremony in which its proponents cheered in jubilation.

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El Obispo Kemme explica en más detalle su plan pastoral y su misión

Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo:

En un esfuerzo por promover y explicar aún más nuestro nuevo Plan Pastoral diocesano, que se hizo público hace algunas semanas en el Catholic Advance y que puede encontrar en nuestra página web diocesana, CatholicDioceseof Wichita.org, me gustaría compartir algunas ideas con respecto a la segunda parte de nuestro plan, nuestra nueva declaración de la misión diocesana que dice: “La misión de la Diócesis Católica de Wichita es ir fielmente a predicar el Evangelio a todos los hijos de Dios y evangelizar la cultura de hoy.”

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Reflections following USCCB Conference

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Having returned last week from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) plenary assembly in Baltimore with the sexual abuse crisis dominating the agenda, I thought I would share a few personal reflections with you. It is my hope that these thoughts will assist the many who are rightly troubled, as I am, by the events and revelations of the past four months.

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Prayers for Pittsburgh

I join Pope Francis and all my brother bishops in expressing our deep sadness to learn of the murders of eleven of our Jewish brothers and sisters, our elders in the faith, at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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Statement regarding Archbishop Vigano's testimony

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The most recent allegations contained in the testimony of the former nuncio of the Holy See to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, released on Saturday have left many in the Church in this country and abroad with serious concerns and questions. I share those same questions and concerns. As your bishop charged with the governance of the Diocese of Wichita, I wish to make the following response.

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