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St. Mary Cathedral in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

UPDATED: Wyoming bishop cleared of abuse by the Vatican dies at 91

Aug 25, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The former bishop of Cheyenne, Joseph Hart, was accused on multiple occasions of sexual abuse of minors, but claims were... Read more

Thousands of pilgrims have lined up at the Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus in Gower, Missouri, to view the remains of Sr. Wilhelmina Lancaster.

PHOTOS: Thousands visiting Sister Wilhelmina's body over holiday weekend

May 28, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

Up to 15,000 pilgrims expected on Sunday alone, county sheriff says. Read more

A young man touches a religious statue to the body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, OSB, on May 18, 2023, at the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles monastery in Gower, Missouri.

Morticians mystified by Sister Wilhelmina’s body: ‘Something special going on there’

May 26, 2023

By Joe Bukuras, Shannon Mullen

The local bishop, who has contacted Rome, says a “thorough investigation” is needed to answer “important questions.” Read more

Saint Anthony of Padua, by El Greco (c. 1580).

St. Anthony of Padua relics to visit Kansas City — and one will stay

Oct 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Several parishes in Kansas City, Missouri, are set to host traveling relics of St. Anthony of Padua this weekend. Read more

Martin Navarro, a layman and founder of the group the Oblates of St. Augustine, is refusing to obey his bishop's demands that he no longer fundraise, identify himself as "brother," dress in a habit, and construct a chapel in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

'Br. Martin,' self-described monk with large Twitter following, says he won't heed bishop's warning

May 19, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Martin Navarro  — whose “Br. Martin” Twitter account has more than 11,000 followers — told CNA he won't acquiesce to... Read more

Bishop James Johnston of Kansas City-St. Joseph

More bishops invite Catholics back to Mass, lift dispensations

May 26, 2021

Two more U.S. bishops have invited Catholics back to Mass, following other dioceses which have lifted dispensations from the Sunday... Read more

Kansas City, St Petersburg bishops make Super Bowl wager

Feb 4, 2021

The Catholic bishops of the cities competing in the Super Bowl have placed a friendly wager on the game’s outcome.  Read more

Bishop James V. Johnston of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

Pope Francis names new bishop for Kansas City-St. Joseph

Sep 15, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced today that Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. of Springfield-Cape Girardeau has been selected as the new head... Read more

Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-Saint Joseph.

Bishop Finn's spokesman confirms Vatican visitation

Sep 30, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has confirmed that an archbishop has held a visitation on behalf of the Vatican... Read more