Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Kansas City's Jesuit Parish
1001 East 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
816-523-5115
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Messages from Mariann Category

  • 1000 Children – August 15, 2018

    The Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report released on Tuesday details the sexual abuse of more than 1000 identifiable victims by 300 Roman Catholic priests in six different dioceses over the course of 70 years and the systematic cover-up of the abuse by church...

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  • More than “Thoughts and Prayers” for the Children – July 20, 2018

    I learned something today that made me sick. I know that thousands and thousands of children are sexually abused every year in the United States. I know that the perpetrator is most often someone known and trusted by the child and the family.  The stats...

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  • A Toxic Mixture – June 13, 2018

    I heard a report on NPR’ "Morning Edition"  today about migrants from northern Africa fleeing in rubber rafts, rescued from the waters of the Mediterranean Sea by a Doctors Without Borders ship – and then turned away by both Italy and Malta.  They...

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  • The St. Francis Xavier Nine – June 3, 2018

    Nine of our SFX youth along with two adult leaders will return from Chicago late tonight to Amtrak’s Union Station.  They have spent the past four days at an “urban immersion service retreat” at the Brother Darst Center  in the Bridgeport neighborhood...

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  • Amid the Thicket – May 25, 2018

    I get lost. A lot.  I always have.  When I was five years old we moved to a new town.  We moved into a very big, very old house on the edge of a 100-acre park and arboretum.  As my parents and older brothers unpacked, we younger ones went out to explore...

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Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
1001 East 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
816-523-5115
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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