The Western Kentucky Catholic

Arkansas bishop to be keynote for ‘Vocare’ vocations gala

Says ‘future is bright’ as Church undergoes ‘time of purification’ BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC If Bishop Anthony B. Taylor were to summarize in one word the keynote address he will give at Vocare 2019, it would be about “believing.”

Bible characters come to life during VBS

Two women with a passion for catechesis find a way to immerse Catholic kids in the Bible BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Debi Hopkins knew something was seriously wrong the year that a little boy at Vacation Bible School said, “You mean these are true stories? These actually happened?”

A Word From Bishop Medley: Remembering Kentucky’s first Catholics

In 1775 the first band of Catholic families uprooted their lives in southern Maryland to travel to the Kentucky frontier to establish new homes in the area of Pottinger’s Creek in what is today Nelson County. Within 10 years they had organized the first Catholic parish in the state at Holy Cross in 1785.

Sons’ Catholic education inspired dad to join Church

BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC For many years, Charlie Dawson attended Mass at Blessed Mother Parish in Owensboro with his wife and children, though he was not Catholic himself.