‘We didn’t start the fire’ It might have been a bonfire that was blazing, but it was a different kind of flame that drew teens from parishes throughout the area to the first-of-its-kind confirmation rally Oct. 19.
Discerning women: This retreat is for you! WILLIAMSBURG — Young men of the archdiocese discerning a call to a religious vocation have long had varied opportunities to pursue their interest, but the same has not been as true for young women.
‘Pornified culture’ threatens family Conference draws experts from around the country
Three women, a nun and a truck, or shifting into Gospel gear Denise Dressler remembers many years ago riding horses through the streets of Sacred Heart Parish in Kansas City, Kansas, with her best friend Bridget Dickason riding double behind her.

Topeka parish mission puts message to music

TOPEKA — Steve Angrisano’s name strikes a chord in music-loving Catholics of all ages.
And people across the generations are precisely the audience the musician and Catholic ministry leader will reach out to when he and his wife Jenni arrive in Topeka this November for a parish mission at Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish.
A luncheon and workshop with Angrisano for musicians will be held at the parish from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 9.
And then Nov. 9-11, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each evening, the parish mission will take place at the church.

CFNEK to honor Msgr. Tank, celebrate 25th

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Msgr. Tom Tank is a household name to many people in the archdiocese.
Over the decades, and in many parishes, Msgr. Tank, now pastor of Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, has presided at their weddings, baptized their children, and stood with them through their most difficult moments. All along the way, he guided them in their faith.

Make holiness a habit in your marriage and family life

OVERLAND PARK — You have only to go as far as the checkout line at the nearest grocery store to find loads of relationship advice.
But finding faith-filled, science- based and practical information to help the average Catholic? That’s what a trio of conferences are geared for — the Men of Valor, Women of Virtue, and Youth for Truth.
“There’s a shortage of good advice for men in the world,” said Michael Sheerin, a member of Good Shepherd Parish in Shawnee. “There’s advice out there for sports, for investing, but few opportunities like this to grow in spiritual manliness.”

Feeling Royal


Kansas city, Kan. — Father Shawn Tunink would like to issue a apology to anyone he woke up at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, D.C., in the early morning hours of Oct. 1. He just couldn’t contain himself after the Kansas City Royals won their first playoff game in 29 years — a thrilling 9-8 come-from-behind win against the Oakland Athletics that ended just after 1 a.m. on the East Coast.
“Winning the wild card game was an amazing roller coaster. I was texting friends back home and in despair when the Royals fell behind,” said Father Shawn. “I went from depression to me screaming all by myself in the monastery, hoping I wouldn’t wake anyone up.”