WICHITA (CNS) — When someone told Bishop-designate Carl A. Kemme that he would be a bishop someday, he would always reply with: “That won’t happen because God is good.”
“Well, now I’m going to have to rethink that a little bit,” he said at a news conference Feb. 20, announcing his appointment as the next bishop of the Diocese of Wichita.
The following will have Lenten dinners on all the Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday.
All Catholics 14 years of age and older are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, March 5, and all the Fridays of Lent. Catholics 18 to 59 years of age are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday — a fast consisting of one normal meal and two lesser meals, with no eating in between. It is also recommended that Catholics find opportunities throughout the Lenten season to complement their fasts with prayer, reception of the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist, and positive works of charity.
Three years ago members of our Pastoral Council, Presbyteral Council, Finance Council and many lay and priest leaders came together and created a comprehensive study of archdiocesan resources and needs in what we refer to as the Case Study Review.