In the name of the father Archbishop Naumann never got to meet his father, but through baseball, got to know him
Little Brothers answer call KANSAS CITY, Kan. — These days, the melodic voices of the Little Sisters of the Community of the Lamb here are resonating with a deeper harmony.
Street ministry in KCK leads to year in Sao Paulo slums Kansas City, Kan. — It began in a small way. In 2009, Sean Brite began volunteering at Shalom House here, assisting in meal preparation and guiding residents through job applications.
Confession helps teens put Christ first KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Father Scott Wallisch really looks forward to lunchtime on Fridays.

Topeka parish dedicates new family formation center

TOPEKA —  When in 2004, parishioners gathered for the first “Mass in the Grass” on land north of town here, the parish was comprised of less than 400 families.
By March 2013, however, Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish had more than doubled in size. And like most growing families, it needed more room. The parish’s 19,200- square-foot multipurpose building (dedicated in 2007) just wasn’t big enough to accommodate all the activities of the parish.

Pope forms new commission

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, four women — including a survivor of clerical sex abuse — two Jesuit priests and an Italian lawyer are the first eight members of the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
Pope Francis established the commission in December; announcing the first members March 22, the Vatican said they would help define the tasks and competencies of the commission and help identify other potential members.

Health care facility chooses to fight

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — When presented with a Hobson’s choice of acting contrary to the Catholic faith or facing ruinous fines, Villa St. Francis chose a third option: to fight.
The Catholic Benefits Association — a coalition of nearly 200 Catholic employers and 1,000 parishes, including Villa St. Francis — filed a class action lawsuit on March 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Lenten Dinner Details

The following will have Lenten dinners on all the Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday.