Wednesday evening a preliminary injunction was issued by U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove saying that Governor Andy Beshear’s executive order closing all private and public schools to in-person learning beginning Monday, November 23, 2020, could not apply to private, religious-led schools across the state. While not a part of the lawsuit against Beshear’s emergency…
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Curbside Meal Service
During the school closures the following school sites will be providing free curbside meal service. Lunch and breakfast for the following day will be served to all children 18 years old and younger. The dates that meals will be available are November 23 & 24 and Monday -Friday beginning November 30th and running through December…
November 19, 2020 Statement from Bishop Medley
“In consultation with the Archbishop of Louisville, the Bishops of Covington and Lexington, and the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, the Diocese of Owensboro wishes to announce that for the present the Catholic Churches of western Kentucky will continue our public worship as we have the last several months. Occupancy of churches will be limited to…
Serving the Church through a ‘hidden life’ – Cistercian nun who grew up in diocese saw her vocation ‘unfold’ over time
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC If she had to pinpoint the first time she had a strong sense that God was calling her to religious life, Cistercian nun Sr. Christina Marie Murphy would say it was at a Youth 2000 retreat when she was a freshman in high school.
Technology meets history with virtual cemetery database
Burial locations can now be found online at Resurrection, Mater Dolorosa BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC For the first time ever, family members and genealogists alike will be able to digitally search for gravesite locations at Resurrection Cemetery on Highway 54 in Owensboro and Mater Dolorosa Cemetery on West 9th St. in…
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A Word From Bishop Medley: Thanksgiving in a Time of Pandemic
If we played a word association game and said November, the most likely response is Thanksgiving. In Catholic circles we might also hear the replies of All Saints Day, All Souls, and prayer for the dead. Others might say pumpkin pie, harvest.
Two women receive 2020 catechetical leadership award
BY WKC STAFF This year, the Bishop John J. McRaith Catechetical Leadership Award committee struggled to select just one recipient for the annual recognition – so they were happy to award two people.
Heroes and trailblazers in Black Catholicism inspire us to be united, not divided
Office director reflects on Black Catholic History Month in 2020 BY F. VERONICA WILHITE, OFFICE OF BLACK CATHOLIC MINISTRY Each year in November we celebrate the history of Black Catholics and honor those of African descent who have and continue to contribute to the evangelization of Blacks in the Church. Many Catholics still do not recognize…
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