Diocese makes history with its first ordination of primarily Spanish-speaking deacons BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Several years ago, Bishop William F. Medley received what he called a “daring request” – to ordain to the permanent diaconate a group of men exclusively from the Hispanic community.
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Catholic schools gather for Mass with bishop at Owensboro Sportscenter
BY WKC STAFF Every other year, all of the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Owensboro gather at Owensboro Sportscenter to have Mass with Bishop William F. Medley.
Vocare speaker: Vocations are about ‘all of us becoming disciples’
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC According to Msgr. Scott Friend, vocations director for the Diocese of Little Rock, Ark., fundamental to fostering vocations in any diocese is that “all of us have to believe.”
Fr. Aloysius Powers preached the Gospel in an ‘everyday way of living’
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Fr. Aloysius Francis Powers, a priest of the Diocese of Owensboro, passed away on Sept. 4, 2019 at age 98. He was born in Daviess County on Jan. 4, 1921 to the late Joseph H. Powers, Sr., and Teresa M. McCarthy Powers.
A Word From Bishop Medley: All human life is created by God, in God’s image
October is observed as “Respect Life Month” in the Catholic Church in the United States.
Strides made against racism; more work to be done, says visiting bishop
BY TINA KASEY, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC The Diocese of Owensboro was pleased to have Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, La., speak to the public in a presentation entitled, “Against Racism” on Thursday, Sept. 19 at St. Stephen Cathedral.
Retiring after 48 years, Fr. Anthony Shonis looks back on the changes in the Church
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Editor’s note: On Sept. 3, 2019, The Western Kentucky Catholic sat down with Fr. Anthony Shonis, a priest of the diocese who retired in spring 2019. Having been raised in the Catholic Church prior to the Second Vatican Council, attending seminary during the council and being ordained…
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Ministry leader to present ‘School of Prayer & Holiness’ around diocese
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC In November, the Office of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Owensboro will host several Catholic spirituality presentations around western Kentucky, led by Michael Fonseca, president of God’s Embrace Ministries.