News

Pope Names Springfield Priest to Wichita Bishop Post

Pope Names Springfield Priest to Wichita Bishop Post

The Springfield Diocese says Pope Francis has named Monsignor Carl Kemme to head up the Catholic Diocese in Wichita, Kansas.Kemme is currently the vicar general.  Bishop Thomas John Paprocki says the Pope’s choice is a wise one.

Kemme has worked in the diocese in different roles for last couple of decades.  He replaces Bishop Michel Jackels who is heading up the Archidocese of Dubuque, Iowa.  Kemme will be introduced in Wichita Thursday.

Recent Headlines

in Election 2014, Local

Polls Show Narrowing Guv Race

Fresh
Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

One poll has Quinn leading

in Local

Illinois Farm Deaths Are on the Rise

Fresh
farm

Drought credited with previous year's low

in Local

CWLP Mulls $12 Monthly Increase for Residential Electric Customers

cwlp

Customer charges would go up, but electricity rates would go down in 2015.

in Local

Southeast Student Faces Weapons Charges as Juvenile

gun

A student accused of bringing an unloaded gun to school on Friday has been charged as a juvenile.

in Local

Competing Springfield Outlet Mall Proprietors Join Forces

legacy_pointe

Two competing interests both looking to build outlet malls have reportedly joined forces.