Have you been enjoying the Olympics?  How about Team USA?  They are doing great!  The stories behind the athletes are amazing as well.  Click here for some information on some of the Catholic Olympians.


Turning Off the "Auto-Pilot" During Mass


"The Amazing Spider-Man"
A movie review by Fr. Barron

Why did the Pope chose the name Benedict?


Bishop Michael O. Jackels invites you

to make a stand for religious freedom


Statewide Rally for Religious Freedom will be held on Friday, June 29th, 2:00-3:30pm in Topeka. Bishop Michael Jackels and bishops of Kansas invite you to join them on the south steps of the State Capitol in Topeka. Charter bus transportation available for $10. To register, call the Our Lady of Lourdes parish office, 231-2135. For more information, call Debbie Clawson at 249-1579.


The Holy Spirit: A Commentary by Fr. Barron



Pilsen Pilgrimage 2012 in Honor to Venerable Fr. Emil Kapaun

Friday, June 1st - Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

The pilgrimage will begin at Church of the Magdalen Friday, June 1st at 6:30am.  It will end at St. John Nepomucene Chapel in Pilsen on Sunday, June 3rd.  You can start at the beginning or join on Saturday or Sunday.  Meals provided and Mass celebrated each day.  Items to Bring:  Good walking shoes, light clothing and good hat, sunscreen, basic toiletries, canteen or water bottle, sleeping bag and tent.  You do NOT carry your gear.

Contact Fr. Eric Weldon at 316-262-1821 or J.P. and Audrea Brunke at 620-545-7058 or visit and click on Pilsen Pilgrimage to sign up.


Fr. Barron on Why the Ascension of the Lord Matters



Religious Liberty: A Commentary by Fr. Barron

Cardinal Dolan: Obama's 'gay marriage' support undermines society

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan is charging President Barack Obama with undermining the “very cornerstone of society” by supporting “gay marriage.”
Cardinal Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, described the president’s  endorsement as “deeply saddening.”
The bishops “cannot be silent in the face of words or actions that would undermine the institution of marriage, the very cornerstone of our society,” he said in a May 9 statement.
“The people of this country, especially our children, deserve better.

Banquet and Ball 2012

On April 28th, the Newman Club held its annual Banquet and Ball.  A great crowd was in attendance to hear guest speaker, Fr. Mike Baldwin.  Mr. and Miss Newmanite awards were given to Grant Gabel and Rosanna Sayler and the Outstanding Male and Female Member awards were given to Travis Irion and Mandy Scheer.  Mr. Ken Burbach, representing the Newman Endowment, awarded scholarships to 18 Newman Club Members.  As a surprise to Mr. Burbach, Fr. Adam announced that starting this year, each year there will be a scholarship given in Ken's honor.  Ken has dedicated over 40 years in service to the Newman Center and is retiring this year.  After the great meal and all the awards and scholarships, the students danced the night away.


Need something to make you smile and

reduce the stress of finals?

Tired of studying and stressing about finals?  Need something to smile or laugh about?  Take a look of this video of Pope John Paull II.  The best part is at the end!
Life is short take time to laugh!



A Prayer before studying for exams

“God of Wisdom, I thank you for the knowledge gained and the learning experiences of the semester. I come to you this day and ask you to illuminate my mind and heart. Let your Spirit be with me as I prepare for exams, guiding my studies, and giving me insight so that I can perform to the best of my ability. Please grant me the strength to handle the pressure during these final days of the semester, the confidence to feel secure in my knowledge, and the ability to keep an appropriate perspective through it all. Help me to keep in mind what is truly important, even as I focus my time and energy on these tests in the immediate future. Finally, may I sense your peace in knowing that I applied myself to the challenges of this day.” Amen

The Creed - Don't be a Robot

When you recite the Creed, are you being real or are you being a robot? Do you even know what you are saying? Is there a difference between believing there is a God and believing in God?



Congratulations to the
2012-2013 Newman Club Officers

Alex Rausch, President
Emily Rausch, Financial Chair
Kathryn Wolfe, Service Chair
Grace Simmons, Hospitality Chair
Chad Garrett, Social/Recreation Chair


Sojourn Weekend - June 8-10 - Wichita, KS

Sojourn is a weekend retreat that provides an opportunity to pray, share the sacraments, join in Christian fellowship and listen to talks based on today's challenges faced by Catholic young adults.  For more information or to download an application, click here.


Fishers of Men

This is an awesome video created by Grassroot Films and produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to encourage vocations to the priesthood. If you've thought about being a priest, or you know someone who is thinking about it, or if you just want to know a little about what it means to be a Catholic priest, this is an excellent video to watch. It's part of an overall program as listed on the USCCB website here:


Recent Article on Fr. Emil Kapaun

US Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun stole, suffered and sacrificed his life for his fellow soldiers in a Korean prison camp. Six decades after his death, he is being considered for the Congressional Medal of Honor - and sainthood.

On 2 November 1950, Father Kapaun made the decision that led to his death.  The Korean war chaplain was in the middle of a firefight, with the American forces overrun by Chinese soldiers outside a crossroads town called Unsan in North Korea.Lighting forest fires to frustrate US reconnaissance planes, the Chinese surrounded the Americans and pressed in, attacking with small arms, grenades and even bayonets. Meanwhile, Chaplain Emil Kapaun, a Catholic priest from a farming village in Kansas, gathered the wounded in a dug-out shelter made of logs and straw. Though he never fired a shot, Father Kapaun saw as much mean action as any man in his unit. When American officers ordered the able-bodied to retreat, Father Kapaun, a 35-year-old captain, refused to leave the wounded.

For the complete article and to view of video, click here.


The HHS Mandate: Anti-Catholic and Un-American
Fr. Barron comments


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