BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Bishop William F. Medley has always liked the quote from Pope St. John Paul II that “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.”
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A Word From Bishop Medley: Silent Night and Joy to the World
Joy to the world. The Lord is come. Let earth receive her king. Let every heart prepare him room. Let heaven and nature sign. … Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright, Round yon virgin, mother and child, Holy Infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace.
Dadvent 2020: Advent initiative hopes to inspire men to be stronger husbands, fathers, leaders in their families
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC It has been a long and stressful year for families – but a new initiative hopes to encourage men across western Kentucky to foster the light of Christ in their hearts and in the hearts of their families during the Advent season.
Humility, wisdom and love – Sr. Bernadette Hengstebeck, Sr. Fran Wilhelm, inspired others to be best versions of themselves
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC In early November 2020, western Kentucky lost two “greats” – both of them women religious who had devoted their lives and vocations to serving the underrepresented and underprivileged.
Diocese releases new policy for displays of priests removed from ministry
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Louanne Payne is the diocese’s Pastoral Assistance Coordinator, which means she answers the hotline for callers to report abuse by someone acting in the name of the Church. Payne explained that when a space is named after someone, or their picture is displayed in a prominent place,…
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