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Edie R Lambert
Jeffrey D Bogart
December 11 - 172003
November 18, 2011
Article about a 100-year-old portrait of Bishop John J. Hogan painted by James L. Fitzgibbon.
A Brilliant Organ Gets a Brilliant Organist
October 11, 2004
October 8, 2004, French organist Olivier Latry played the dedicatory recital for the new $850,000 pipe organ by Lively-Fulcher Organbuilders of Alexandria, Virginia, at the Visitation Catholic Church.
A Century of Guardian Angels
September 30, 2009
Guardian Angels Catholic Church, called Guardian Angel until the 1950s, at 1310 Westport Road celebrates 100 years. The original parishoners were German-speaking Catholics. "Today, Guardian Angels attracts...
Bishop Sullivan Succumbs at 80: He Led Area Diocese from 1977 to 1993
File containing a photo and obituary for Bishop John Sullivan (1920-2001), the fourth Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph from 1977 to 1993, born in Horton, Kansas.
Botswana Trip: Whitman Brings Missouri to Africa
Photo and biographical article about Reverend Allen Whitman, "appointed to work out a sharing program between the Episcopal Diocese of Western Missouri and its companion Diocese of Botswana, Africa," before...
Cathedral Dome Glows Again
Catholic Reporter recognizes Assumption
January 20, 1988
Announcement of the National Catholic Reporter's recognition of Assumption Catholic Church's ministry program. Article discusses the work of Father Tom Wiederholt, Pastor, in bringing the Parish back from...
Church to Observe "Golden Jubilee"
Anniversary of church at 9th and McGee Streets.
City's Growth Crowds Out a Church
Origins of the old church with large photo.
Cornerstones of Care Purchases Former Chancery
May 6, 2011
The former Catholic Chancery at 300 E. 36th Street was sold to Cornerstones of Care, a local non-profit organization of partnership agencies that provide therapeutic treatment services to more than 2,000...
Diocese of KC-St. Joseph Moves to Former Aquila HQ
March 25-31, 2011
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph will open its operations in the former headquarters of Aquila Inc. in the New York Life Building located at 20 W. 9th Street. The 10-story historic building cost the...
Dome More Precious
First Negro Cleric in Diocese
April 16, 1968
News article about Dolis Durall, Jr., 24 years old, of 2726 Grove Street, the first Negro to be made a cleric in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic diocese.
Guadalupanas celebrate the spirit of Christmas giving all year.
December 11 - 17, 2003
The Guadalupana organization of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine supports the church and performs many valuable services for the community. The group was started in 1992 when the closing of the parish threatened...
History Reverberates For Ethnic Community
August 4, 2006
In 1947 when St. Casimir's Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas closed, they shipped their bell to Christ the King Catholic Church. The bell was donated to St. Casimir's by Lithuanian parishioners. The...
Holy Cross Church Reaches Jubilee
Holy Cross Catholic Church is celebrating 100 years of serving different immigrant populations in the Historic Northeast area. The church will host a homecoming and open house the first weekend in August....
House of Refuge No More
April 8-14, 2011
The historic Holy Name Catholic church, located at 23rd Street and Benton Boulevard, is set to be demolished after being empty for years. Construction of the church began in 1911 and was completed in 1928,...
Kansas City's First Catholic Church: Quebec Once Held Jurisdiction over the Roman Catholic Church in This Area
History of the administration of the Catholic Church in the area, starting with 1680 to 1776, when it was under the Quebec diocese.
KC Priests Continue Their Journeys
June 29, 2005
Feature article reflects on the ministry of Rev. Phil Egan with St. Monica Catholic Church and Rev. Norman Rotert, minister of Visitation Church. Egan moves to another parish and Rotert retires.
Loving Hands Revive Old St. Patrick's
August 21, 2006
Article features the restoration work being done on Old St. Patrick's Church located at 806 Cherry Street in downtown Kansas City. About 90 families who desire to have the Latin Mass used have taken on...
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