Holidays at a glance: Easter

By Tere Siqueira Easter has Christian roots, but it also has become popularly celebrated as a secular holiday.Here are a few facts you might not know about this annual holiday, being observed this year on Sunday (April 17) by many people and on April 24 by Orthodox Christians: *Origin: Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on […]

Soto professes experiencing Our Lady of Guadalupe miracle

By Chara Wyandotte County, Kansas, resident Patricia Soto claims to have experienced a miracle from Our Lady of Guadalupe.Soto, who has worshiped Our Lady of Guadalupe since childhood, said the miracle took place after her marriage at age 35.“I had a miscarriage, and after that, I had a lot of difficulties trying to get pregnant,” […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe: History and celebrations

By Chara Many Catholics are honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe this week.On Dec. 12 every year, millions of people attend church to honor her and bring her flowers. In addition, in Mexico, many Mexican celebrities sing mananitas (mañanitas in Spanish).The tributes stem from the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe appearing in 1531 to Juan […]

El reverendo Michael Hermes se convierte en vicario del ministerio hispano

El reverendo Michael Hermes está ocupando un nuevo puesto dentro de la Arquidiócesis de Kansas City en Kansas.Como informó The Leaven en julio, el arzobispo Joseph F. Naumann ha creado el puesto de vicario del ministerio hispano para ayudar a fortalecer y solidificar el ministerio de la arquidiócesis para los hispanos y ha recurrido a […]

Jaramillo celebrates 40 years of priesthood

By Angie Baldelomar The Rev. Peter Jaramillo recently celebrated 40 years of being ordained.On May 23, Jaramillo — pastor of All Saints Parish and St. Mary-St. Anthony Parish in Kansas City, Kansas — celebrated the milestone with a Mass at St. Mary-St. Anthony with several priests from the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.“Afterwards, we […]

Pope toughens church laws on sexual abuse

By Roberta Pardo Pope Francis issued the most extensive revision to Catholic Church law in four decades on Tuesday (June 1), insisting that bishops take action against clerics who abuse minors and vulnerable adults, commit fraud or attempt to ordain women.In the works since 2009, the revision involves all of Section 6 of the church’s […]

Catequesis de la fe con el Padre andres

Queridos Lectores:la Iglesia entra ahora a la celebración de la liturgia de Cuaresma. El Evangelio presenta a Jesús preparándose para la vida pública. Va al desierto donde pasa cuarenta días haciendo oración y penitencia. Allá es tentado por Satanás.Nosotros nos hemos de preparar para la Pascua. Satanás es nuestro gran enemigo. Hay personas que no […]

Church honoring the Lady of Guadalupe still going strong

By Tere Siqueira Almost 30 years ago, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church was on the verge of closing. But in December 2019, as many Hispanics prepare to observe the Day of the Virgin of the Lady of Guadalupe (Dec. 12), the Kansas City, Missouri, church on Madison Avenue continues to serve parishioners, albeit under a […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a powerful matriarchal symbol

Commentary by Tere Siqueira The Lady of Guadalupe is an influential figure in Latin American Christianity, particularly Mexican Christianity. During Spain’s colonization of Mexico, she drew a significant portion of the indigenous population to the Christian faith. And today, she is a powerful matriarchal symbol. As a woman, the Lady of Guadalupe represents all women […]

Catequesis de la fe, con el Padre Andrés 07.18.19

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