Bishop Carl Kemme

Irish priests of the diocese to be honored with Celtic cross

  Some families held what amounted to a wake just before a young Irish priest set sail for America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. “Many of them felt… Read More

Hope in these troubled times springs from Jesus, Bishop Kemme says

Bishop Carl A. Kemme talked about the hope that results from love of Jesus Christ at the Christmas Eve Mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. Our… Read More

Bishop Kemme closes year of St. Joseph

Bishop Carl A. Kemme closed the Year of St. Joseph on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. He… Read More

2022 declared Year of the Eucharist

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, At this time, I write to announce the observance of a special Holy Year of the Eucharist for the Diocese of Wichita beginning Jan.… Read More

Bishop tells couples at annual anniversary Mass marriage is a mission to the world

Bishop Carl A. Kemme reminded couples at the 50th annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass that they accepted the call to the vocation of marriage as a mission in the world.… Read More

Bishop Kemme reminds faithful about the ‘unspeakable evil’ that society rationalizes

The annual Mass at Wichita’s abortion clinic is a testimony to the faith those attending have in God, the creator of human and divine life, Bishop Carl A. Kemme said… Read More

Bishop Kemme: Fr. Kapaun conformed his life to Christ

  Fr. Emil J. Kapaun conformed his life to Christ, Bishop Carl A. Kemme said at a funeral Wednesday, Sept. 29, about the Korean War hero. “Jesus modeled that love… Read More

Fr. Emil Kapaun returns home to Kansas

  Fr. Emil J. Kapaun is home. The saga of his return began with a send-off Mass celebrated Thursday evening, Sept. 23, at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of… Read More

Fr. Kapaun begins journey home

Fr. Kapaun’s journey home has begun. An entourage from the Diocese of Wichita visited the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Tuesday, Sept. 21. The agency identifies the remains of fallen soldiers… Read More

Fr. Kapaun’s tomb in place; ready for his remains

  The flag-draped casket was empty during a Memorial Mass in Wichita for Father Emil J. Kapaun on July 29, 1953. The casket at Fr. Kapaun’s funeral Wednesday, Sept. 29,… Read More

Bishop Kemme honors first responders at annual Blue Mass

Bishop Carl A. Kemme at the annual Blue Mass Sunday, Sept. 12, described Jesus as the first, last, and greatest responder because he laid down his life for the salvation… Read More

Bishop Kemme thanks seminarians for answering the call

A slideshow of the opening day Mass at the House of Formation. Bishop Carl A. Kemme thanked the 14 seminarians studying in the St. Joseph House of Formation for responding… Read More