Accountability

Bishop Recommends Priest to Vatican for Permanent Suspension

On March 1, 2019, Fr. Joseph Edward Bradley, a priest of the Diocese of Owensboro, was temporarily suspended from public ministry by Bishop William F. Medley following a recommendation of the Diocesan Review Board that an allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor had been found credible. At that time an investigation of the…

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.

Diocese Releases Allegation Statistics

The Diocese of Owensboro recently compiled statistics regarding sexual abuse allegations against priests of the diocese and regarding individuals who have come forward and identified themselves as victims of child sexual abuse. “In light of everything taking place nationally in the Catholic Church, I would like to share some numbers from our diocese, thereby accounting…

A Statement from Bishop William F. Medley

Download a PDF of Bishop Medley’s Statement Here Download a PDF of Bishop Medley’s Statement in Spanish Here Sin is real.  In our own lives and in our contemporary society we may strive to find another word, another way, to portray the willful disdain for God and God’s ways.  Maybe a word with a little…