Marian Vavra is a Kansas wheat weaver, also known as a straw artist, who says she shares her Christian faith through her elaborately woven crosses. Vavra has been plaiting, spinning and gluing wheat into elaborate pieces of art since the 1980s.
The Rev. Jackie Carter of the Table of Hope Metropolitan Community Church offered ashes and communion at the curbside of its church on South Kansas Avenue on Ash Wednesday over the noon hour. Nita Young received the ashes Wednesday from the passen
Pastor Terry Fox of Summit Church talks about a part of his ministry that deals in the paranormal and offers exorcisms to individuals that he and his team determine are possessed and in need of help. (Video by Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
Holy Fire said to be from Jesus’ tomb makes its way from Jerusalem to St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Wichita. This is the first year that the fire is confirmed to have traveled from Jerusalem to the United States. (Video by Bo Rader /
Ten seminarians were ordained as priests during a ceremony at the Church of the Magdalen on Saturday. Ten is an unusually high number and helps the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, which before Saturday had 96 priests for 114,000 parishioners.
Fr. Stanley Rother was officially recognized as a martyr in 2016 and will be beatified this September in Oklahoma City. He is the first American-born martyr and the first U.S. priest to be beatified. He is expected to eventually be declared a sain
Greek iconographer Theodoros Papadopoulos spent the week sharing his knowledge and talents through a workshop held at the Catholic Diocese of Wichita’s Spiritual Life Center. Those images are not decorations, he says. Rather, they are a way of “me
A prayer vigil was held outside of the restaurant Petra near 21st and Woodlawn on Friday. The restaurant was destroyed in a fire earlier this week and the words “Go Back” were found spray-painted behind the building. The owners of Petra are from S
In 1988, Jerry Waddell stopped a church shooting by hurling a hymnal at the shooter who had already killed one and injured a number of others. Waddell chased down and body-slammed the shooter; others helped hold him down until police arrived. Toda
Bob Shelby, 54, will celebrate his first year as a Christian during Christmas. It’s hard, he said, to go into your first Christmas after prison. “I’m scared,” Shelby said. “I don’t know where I fit. I long for my family, but I’m happy because I ha
The baby Jesus statue was resting in a manger filled with hay when it was stolen from the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Wichita, and the church says this is why it can’t have nice things. (Video by Candi Bolden)