BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC A priest in the Diocese of Owensboro who turns 100 on Feb. 2, 2019 knows that from all eternity, “there was an image in God’s mind that there was George Hancock, and he was going to be a priest.”
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SEEK participants ‘cannot wait’ to see God’s work in their lives post-conference
BY WKC STAFF A “greater appreciation of the Eucharist” is what Hunter LeBlanc took away from the Jan. 3-7, 2019 SEEK conference in Indianapolis, hosted by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).
New Catholic Charities director looks forward to working with parishes to ‘improve lives’
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC As the new director of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Owensboro, Susan Montalvo-Gesser hopes the organization will help western Kentuckians live out the Corporal Works of Mercy.
Here to listen: New Spanish-speaking coordinator offers ‘channel’ for abuse allegations
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Nuria Elizondo, the new Spanish-speaking Pastoral Assistance Coordinator (PAC) for the Diocese of Owensboro, has a message for anyone who may call her to report abuse by someone acting in the name of the Catholic Church.
‘You are not alone’ – New support group for sexual abuse survivors hopes to foster healing
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC “You are not alone,” and yes, “other people have experienced this” is the message a clinical therapist wishes to share with survivors of sexual assault.
A Word From Bishop Medley: God is the source of all blessings
St. Blaise lived during the fourth century. Very little is known about his life, but according to customary accounts he was a physician before becoming a bishop.