Statement from Bishop William F. Medley April 8, 2019 “On March 28, 2019, the Diocese of Owensboro announced the upcoming closure of the Bishop Soenneker Home located in Knottsville, Kentucky, after months of studying the viability of the assisted living facility. We realize that this decision has had a rippling effect in the Bishop Soenneker…
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New Superintendent of Catholic Schools
The Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to announce that David Kessler has accepted the position of Superintendent of Catholic Schools effective August 1, 2019, replacing Ann Flaherty who announced at the end of February her decision to retire, effective August 30, 2019. Kessler became Assistant Superintendent in July 2018 after working for nearly 20…
Faith Formation Director Appointed
The Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Andrini as the new Director of Faith Formation, effective March 27, 2019. Andrini has 20 years of experience as Director of Faith Formation at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish in Grand Haven, Michigan, where he revitalized their RCIA ministry, organized Bible studies…
2019 Fish Fry Dates in the Diocese of Owensboro
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops requests that Catholics abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, and practice some form of penance on the other Fridays throughout the year. Due to fish being a popular Lenten Friday option in this part of the world, the tradition of Friday fish fries has become a common…
Diocese of Owensboro’s list of 2019 parish picnics now available online
BY WKC STAFF Parish picnics and cooking teams are a longstanding tradition in the Diocese of Owensboro. Parishioners and non-parishioners alike gather to celebrate great food, fun games and lively fellowship during the warmest months of the year.
‘In pursuit of evangelization’ – Mount, diocese hosting ‘unique’ concert honoring Fr. Paul Volk
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC The date March 19 holds a unique significance for the Diocese of Owensboro and the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, whose motherhouse is located within the diocese.
A Word From Bishop Medley: Christ offers grace to fight temptations
In the 1970s Flip Wilson was a popular comedian who appeared on a variety of television shows and even hosted his own variety show. Flip Wilson developed a character called Geraldine, who had a catchphrase “The devil made me do it.” The phrase was picked up humorously by many. Maybe even on occasion it brought…
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‘We beg your forgiveness’ – Bishop leads Prayer of Lament in response to abuse crisis
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Silently processing up the aisle of St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro on the rainy evening of Feb. 5, Bishop William F. Medley reached the sanctuary, where he laid prostrate before the altar.
A miracle for Myanmar: A ‘prayer-warrior’ friendship leads to beating cancer and building new school
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC It is October 2002. RoseMary Trowbridge of Morganfield attends Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II at St. Peter’s Square in Rome, believing it will be her last visit to Italy before breast cancer takes her life.
Priest Temporarily Suspended Pending Investigation
Owensboro, KY – Fr. Joseph Edward Bradley, priest of the Diocese of Owensboro and current volunteer chaplain at Owensboro Catholic High School, has been temporarily suspended after a report of sexual abuse of a minor was received on Tuesday, February 26.