Catholic Diocese of Wichita

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

Seminarians encounter God on Colorado hiking excursion

A group of priests and seminarians from the Diocese of Wichita got closer to God last month. Father Chad Arnold and Father Adam Grelinger accompanied eight seminarians Aug. 9-13 for… 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

Birthline marks 50 years of saving babies

Birthline is marking its 50th year of providing an alternative to abortion for women with unplanned pregnancies. Bernadette Sanders said the local organization originally was associated with Birthright but changed… Read More

Diocese hosting Rosary Congress Oct. 6-7

24-hours of continuous prayer planned at the Cathedral in Wichita Want to be a part of the Rosary Congress? Those who wish to be an adorer or a rosary leader… Read More