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

92 All Saints students take part in weekly martial arts classes

Greg Gideon assists one of his judo students during a class last week at All Saints Catholic School in Wichita. Greg and his brother, Mark, say the Japanese martial art… Read More

St. Catherine of Siena begins building project

Two matching spires will dominate the exterior of the proposed St. Catherine of Siena Church in Wichita. Construction on the parish’s third, and final, building phase began at the end… Read More

Guadalupe Clinic preparing new parking lot

An excavator made short work of a house north of the Guadalupe Clinic at St. Francis and Gilbert streets in Wichita Tuesday, Feb. 12. The house was razed and the… Read More

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… Read More

Statement regarding allegations concerning Archbishop McCarrick

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The past several weeks have been extremely painful for the church as allegations have been brought forward concerning decades-long misconduct and the abuse of… Read More

Personal Letter from Bishop Kemme to the faithful of the Diocese of Wichita on abuse crisis

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As I continue to reflect on the painful crisis we now face in the church, caused by the abuse of minors and vulnerable adults… Read More

Next Docentium to address ‘50 years of confusion and moral free-fall’

In July 1968, Blessed Pope Paul VI released an encyclical which would send tremors through the church, which continue to reverberate today. This watershed encyclical came less than three years… Read More

Bishop unveils his pastoral plan

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last fall and winter, as you may recall, I conducted 10 listening sessions throughout the diocese in order to reflect together on three important… Read More

Bishop Kemme elaborates on his Pastoral Plan and mission

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In an effort to further promote and explain our new diocesan Pastoral Plan, which was made public some weeks ago in the Catholic Advance… Read More

Bishop Kemme reflects on the vision of pastoral plan

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Recently, I promulgated a new Pastoral Vision, Mission and three overarching Priorities for the Diocese of Wichita, which will represent our common approach in… Read More