The Leaven is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. It is the successor to the Eastern Kansas Register, which was first launched in 1939. The Leaven is typically published weekly from September through May and bi-monthly from June through August. It provides news to 185,483 Catholics in the archdiocese, which spans an area of 12,524 square miles in 21 counties, including those in the Kansas City area, Lawrence, Ottawa, Topeka, and Emporia. Much of the news reported in The Leaven is derived from the activities of the 106 parishes spread across those counties and their parishioners.

Latest Articles from The Leaven:

  • by Moira Cullings
    by Moira BUCYRUS — Diana Day’s favorite rosary is more than an instrument for prayer. Its beads contain a connection to her family history. The beads were crafted by Diana’s husband Larry out of old kneelers from Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, Bucyrus, where Diana’s family has belonged since its founding. “I know […]
  • by The Leaven
    by Steve JohnsonSpecial to The Leaven ATCHISON — Benedictine College here announced its new strategic plan, “Transforming Culture in America,” on Sept. 9. The initiative is designed to extend the college’s longtime mission — “the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship” — to America’s most pressing needs. “The Benedictine […]
  • by Marc & Julie Anderson
    by Marc and Julie OVERLAND PARK — Abby Johnson, whose dramatic exit from the abortion industry is chronicled in the bestselling book “Unplanned” and in the 2019 film of the same name, served as the keynote speaker for the Life and Hope Banquet, an annual fundraiser for the Wyandotte and Olathe Pregnancy Clinics held […]
  • by Todd Habiger
    by Todd ROELAND PARK — Football has always been defined by its great rivalry games. In college ball, there is Alabama and Auburn, Michigan and Ohio State. In the NFL, you have games like the Bears vs. Packers and Chiefs vs. Raiders. Most often these games are noted for each team’s intense hatred for […]
  • by Marc & Julie Anderson
    by Marc and Julie KANSAS CITY, Kan. — He didn’t practice his Catholic faith for 10 years. And he never dreamed he’d be speaking about it publicly to a roomful of people. Yet on Aug. 14, that’s exactly what Ernesto Martinez, a man who had been incarcerated for 22 years at Lansing Correctional Facility, […]
  • by Moira Cullings
    by Moira SHAWNEE — Linda Mayer was a little leery when she first heard about Catherine of Siena Institute’s Called and Gifted program. The program helps participants discover their unique charisms, and Mayer wasn’t convinced she hadn’t already done that herself. “I’ve had this much life experience,” she thought. “How am I going to […]
  • by The Leaven
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — As an outreach to parishes, Catholic Cemeteries of Northeast Kansas is hosting information sessions on end-of-life planning. “Our goals are to inform people about our services with emphasis on the extraordinary value of being buried in a Catholic versus non-Catholic cemetery,” said Sharon Vallejo, president of Catholic Cemeteries. “We want the […]
  • by Fr. Mark Goldasich
    by Mark Goldasich Oh, sweet summertime, when the days are long and the livin’ is easy! For most of us, summer ended with Labor Day weekend. However, the season officially lasts until Sept. 22, when we enter into fall. While some folks prefer to use the word “autumn,” I’ll stick with fall. The word’s origin […]

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