The Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Andrini as the new Director of Faith Formation, effective March 27, 2019. Andrini has 20 years of experience as Director of Faith Formation at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish in Grand Haven, Michigan, where he revitalized their RCIA ministry, organized Bible studies…
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops requests that Catholics abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, and practice some form of penance on the other Fridays throughout the year. Due to fish being a popular Lenten Friday option in this part of the world, the tradition of Friday fish fries has become a common…
BY WKC STAFF Parish picnics and cooking teams are a longstanding tradition in the Diocese of Owensboro. Parishioners and non-parishioners alike gather to celebrate great food, fun games and lively fellowship during the warmest months of the year.
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC The date March 19 holds a unique significance for the Diocese of Owensboro and the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, whose motherhouse is located within the diocese.
In the 1970s Flip Wilson was a popular comedian who appeared on a variety of television shows and even hosted his own variety show. Flip Wilson developed a character called Geraldine, who had a catchphrase “The devil made me do it.” The phrase was picked up humorously by many. Maybe even on occasion it brought…
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Silently processing up the aisle of St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro on the rainy evening of Feb. 5, Bishop William F. Medley reached the sanctuary, where he laid prostrate before the altar.
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC It is October 2002. RoseMary Trowbridge of Morganfield attends Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II at St. Peter’s Square in Rome, believing it will be her last visit to Italy before breast cancer takes her life.
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.
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC A priest in the Diocese of Owensboro who turns 100 on Feb. 2, 2019 knows that from all eternity, “there was an image in God’s mind that there was George Hancock, and he was going to be a priest.”
BY WKC STAFF A “greater appreciation of the Eucharist” is what Hunter LeBlanc took away from the Jan. 3-7, 2019 SEEK conference in Indianapolis, hosted by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC As the new director of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Owensboro, Susan Montalvo-Gesser hopes the organization will help western Kentuckians live out the Corporal Works of Mercy.
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Nuria Elizondo, the new Spanish-speaking Pastoral Assistance Coordinator (PAC) for the Diocese of Owensboro, has a message for anyone who may call her to report abuse by someone acting in the name of the Catholic Church.
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC “You are not alone,” and yes, “other people have experienced this” is the message a clinical therapist wishes to share with survivors of sexual assault.
St. Blaise lived during the fourth century. Very little is known about his life, but according to customary accounts he was a physician before becoming a bishop.
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC On Dec. 4, 2018, clergy, parish staff, volunteers, school administrators and diocesan staff gathered at the Ballard Convention Center in Madisonville for The Art of Accompaniment – a day of prayer and learning to guide the Diocese of Owensboro into Year Two of the four-year Living as…
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Many people can say they owe a lot to their childhood schools – their education, friendships, and perhaps even inspiration for future careers.
Catedral San Esteban, Owensboro 12 de Dic.: 7 a.m. y 12:05 p.m. Misa
My dear people of God, In August and September, the Catholic Church in the United States was sent reeling by three successive scandals.
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC For Fr. Brad Smith, CO, one of the biggest challenges of his ministry is “getting people to realize what it means to radically embrace the Gospel.”