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

Sister Veronice Born dies Nov. 30 in Wichita

Sister Veronice Born, 87, died Friday, Nov. 30, in Marian Hall at Mt. St. Mary’s Convent, Wichita.A Mass of Christian burial will celebrated Friday, Dec. 7, in Resurrection Chapel at the… Read More

Fully Alive as Missionary Disciples. December 2, 2018

First Sunday of Advent Jer 33: 14-16 / 1 Thes 3: 12 – 4:2 / Lk 21: 25-28, 34-36 Being “Fully Alive” means being fully aware. Today’s gospel reminds us… Read More

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,… Read More

Diocesan news, November 16, 2018

Stewards working on stewardship — The Stewardship Works! Networking Group prays before one of its bimonthly meetings Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s meeting room in the Chancery… Read More

Bishop Kemme Expresses Sorrow

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… Read More