Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Rigali as special envoy

Jim Wogan Catholic Church, News

By Jim Wogan Cardinal Justin Rigali will represent Pope Francis as his special envoy at a celebration marking the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city of St. Louis. “It is a great honor to be the personal representative of Pope Francis,” Cardinal Rigali said. It brings me back to the archdiocese where I served for 9 ½ years.” …

Father Kapaun to receive Medal of Honor posthumously

Editor Catholic Church, News

WICHITA, Kan. (Catholic News Agency/EWTN News)—Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun will be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on April 11, prompting excitement from those who know of the U.S. Army chaplain’s heroic service in prison camps during the Korean War. “Like everybody else, I think it’s great news we’ve been waiting for some time,” said Father John Hotze, …

Here Stands Baseball’s Perfect Knight

Deacon Scott Maentz Baseball

Earlier today Bishop Stika delivered the homily at the Mass of Christian Burial for Baseball Hall of Famer, Stan Musial. Stan’s son-in-law, Martin Schwarze, shared that Joe Torre had mentioned that Stan Musial was not only a Hall of Fame Baseball Player, but that he was also a member of the Hall of Fame when it came to life. Bishop …