Our church was the scene of a terrible tragedy last night following the breaking and entering by armed burglars.
Father Kenneth Walker, FSSP, Assistant Pastor, was murdered. Requiescat in pace. He was 28 or 29. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his family.
Father Joseph Terra, FSSP, Pastor, was severely wounded and is hospitalized in critical condition. Please pray for his recovery and God’s mercy on him.
. . . Prayer intentions, letters and gifts of condolence, and memorials for Fr. Walker’s family may be sent via the Community of St. John-Marie Vianney:
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Walker
c/o St. John Vianney Chapel
14611B Waterman Crossing Road
Maple Hill, KS 66507
Catholic Sun (updated with photos)
Rorate Caeli Blog (updated with photos, information about Fr. Walker’s life, and video of him delivering a sermon)
Numerous reports linked through Google News