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

Blog

  • Jesus is Black Today! March 31, 2019

    On this last day of Women’s History Month I want to tell you a story. Last month we had a pulpit swap at SFX.  Our pastor Father Steve Yavorsky, SJ went to St. Monica’s at 1616 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  Their pastor, Father Leonard Gicheru,...

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  • You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught – March 12, 2019

    Sunday marks the second anniversary of my mother's death.  She died on St. Patrick's Day.  And smack dab in the middle of Women's History Month.  Below is the eulogy delivered at her wake by her oldest grandson, my nephew John Barry McCormally.  John...

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  • The List – February 27, 2019

    I knew I would know one priest on the list. But it broke my heart (again) that I knew two.  A friend from Iowa sent me a link to the Des Moines Register story about the Diocese of Sioux City releasing its list of priests credibly accused of sexually...

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  • Justice and Only Justice You Shall Pursue – January 24, 2019

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began with Catholic high school boys from Kentucky, Black Hebrew Israelites, and a Native American activist and Omaha elder facing off with yells and jeers and drumming and stony silence.  The theme for the Week...

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  • Kitchen Table Prayer – January 17, 2019

    It was January 27, 1956. The Montgomery bus boycott had begun the month before.  Martin Luther King, Jr., a twenty-seven year old pastor, activist and one of the organizers of the boycott, was receiving death threats. He had a young wife and a baby daughter...

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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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