Evangelization is an essential dimension of our mission as a Church. Our primary archdiocesan evangelization tool is the LEAVEN. The LEAVEN is to be sent to every Catholic household within the Archdiocese including those that do not make a donation. Responsibility for providing the LEAVEN to every household rests with the parish.

Recent Leaven Articles:

  • by CNS
    by Joyce Duriga CHICAGO (CNS) — The Bank of Chicago Marathon is known for the thousands of people who line the route and cheer on the runners as they pass through the city’s 29 neighborhoods. This year’s race Oct. 10 was no different, especially with the addition of dozens of Franciscan women and men religious […]
  • by Marc & Julie Anderson
    by Marc and Julie Andersonmjanderson@theleaven.org KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The feeling never gets old, at least not for Cindy Willich at the Kansas City Pregnancy Clinic here. As the clinic’s sonographer, Willich performs ultrasounds on women facing difficult pregnancies. It’s work she has done at other clinics, too. She never tires of seeing the reactions […]
  • by Joe Bollig
    by Joe Bolligjoe.bollig@theleaven.org WAMEGO — Every child who comes into the care of P.R.A.Y. has a story, and there are so many to tell. Sister Magdalena of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, PJC, will never forget the story of Patricia, who was born in Jacunda in the state of Para, in the Amazon region of […]
  • by Marc & Julie Anderson
    by Marc and Julie Andersonmjanderson@theleaven.org BASEHOR — In 13 years as a bishop, Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln said he’d never blessed an organ. That is until recently. The bishop celebrated the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Oct. 3 to mark the patronal feast of Holy Angels Parish. Concelebrating the Mass were Abbot […]
  • by Jan Dixon
    by Jan DixonSpecial to The Leaven LEAWOOD — They spent nine years of their lives learning together at Church of the Nativity School here. Now, three young women have taken up the torch as teachers in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Bridget Koeppen attended Nativity, Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas […]
  • by The Leaven
    This week, the president and CEO of El Centro takes us inside her ministry in Kansas City, Kansas. Meet: Irene Caudillo. Q. What is your title and where do you minister? A. I am president and CEO of El Centro, a ministry founded through a grant from the archdiocese in 1976. Our mission is to […]
  • by Joe Bollig
    by Joe Bolligjoe.bollig@theleaven.org KANSAS CITY, Kan. — She admits it sounds corny, but Sister Eva-Maria Ackerman, FSGM, doesn’t care. “I really love to be up early in the morning and watch the sunrise,” she said. “It reminds me that every day is new, and no matter what’s going on, you can always start over. And […]
  • by Archbishop Joseph Naumann
    by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann This past Sunday (Oct. 10), Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the beginning of the preparations for a Synod of Bishops on Synodality scheduled to be held in October 2023. The actual title for the synod is: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.” Every bishop in the world has […]