Catholic Diocese of Wichita

Fr. David Lies reflects on Fr. Kapaun at vigil

  After recognizing members of the Kapaun family attending a vigil for Fr. Kapaun Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Hartman Arena, Fr. David Lies shared memories of interactions with the family.… Read More

Fr. Weldon at vespers: Give your life as Fr. Kapaun did

  Fr. Eric Weldon, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in South Hutchinson, talked about the feast days that surround the funeral day of Fr. Kapaun at a vespers… 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

Schlapp shares thoughts at Red Mass banquet

Matt Schlapp answered a variety of questions during a Red Mass Banquet Thursday night at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. A Red Mass is a Mass celebrated… Read More

Canon lawyer Fr. Brian Nelson reflects on the law at annual Red Mass homily

Fr. Brian Nelson apologized to those at the Red Mass who expected Bishop Carl A. Kemme to be the main celebrant. “He had to go to Hawaii,” he said. After… Read More

Fr. Hoffman reaching out to young adults at WSU parish

Fr. Drew Hoffman said priests don’t remember the specifics after hearing confessions, but themes do emerge. “Kid after kid walks in and says, ‘Father, I haven’t been to church for… 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 appoints vocation assistants

Considering seminary? For more information about a possible vocation to the priesthood and about seminary life, contact Fr. Chad Arnold at 316-269-3900 or [email protected]. Two priests have been appointed as… Read More

Hammers put away at Apostle Build 2021

  Despite the challenges that are a part of each new construction project and the difficulties related to the pandemic, Apostle Build 2021 went smoothly. Brian Knolla, the construction coordinator… Read More

Abortion industry setting its sights on Kansas

Value Them Both amendment will be targeted Chuck Weber warned Serra Club members that a great battle to defend the lives of the unborn in Kansas is looming. “The state… Read More