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Declaración oficial del Obispo William F. Medley sobre “Fiducia supplicans sobre el sentido pastoral de las bendiciones”

  Declaración oficial del Obispo William F. Medley sobre “Fiducia supplicans sobre el sentido pastoral de las bendiciones”   El 18 de diciembre de 2023, la Congregación para la Doctrina de la Fe, con el consentimiento del Papa Francisco, emitió una declaración sobre el sentido pastoral de las bendiciones, Fiducia supplicans. Esta declaración surge en…

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Message from the Bishop relating to the Vatican’s Declaration: Fiducia Supplicans

Official statement from Bishop William F. Medley on “Fiducia Supplicans-On the Pastoral Meaning of Blessings” On December 18, 2023, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the consent of Pope Francis, issued a declaration on the pastoral meaning of blessings, Fiducia Supplicans. This declaration comes in response to inquiries over the years regarding…

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Pastor Assignments for 2023

The Office of the Bishop has announced the pastor assignments for 2023. Parochial vicars have not yet been named, but those assignments will be announced when they are available.

Collection for Eastern Kentucky Flooding

As you know, the situation in Eastern Kentucky is dire. Torrential rainfall has caused devastating flooding. People have lost lives and families have become homeless. Our sisters and brothers in the eastern part of our state are going through a desperately difficult time. You’ll recall that the dioceses of Kentucky responded with great charity when…

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Co-Coordinator for Office of Worship

The Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to announce the appointment of Dcn. Ken Bennett as a Co-Coordinator in the Office of Worship. He joins Fr. Brandon in the Office of Worship, who has been a part of that office since October 2018. Dcn. Ken will assume his role at the diocese on August 1, 2022.…

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Kentucky Bishops Release Joint Statement on Supreme Court Decision

Kentucky’s four Roman Catholic bishops have issued a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Please click here to access a PDF copy of the statement. For centuries, the Catholic Church has proclaimed a rich social teaching based upon a deep respect for the sacredness of every…

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Reception of Holy Communion

In April, Bishop William F. Medley informed pastors at the 78 diocesan parishes that he intended to restore the option of receiving Holy Communion on the tongue and Holy Communion under both the species of bread and wine. This change takes effect on the Feast of Corpus Christ, June 18-19, 2022. In his letter to…

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A Rosary for Healing & Protection

The month of May is dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. During this month we have provided below a special Rosary by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection.  Together, we can ensure that all are safe from sexual abuse and can provide assistance and support to survivors/victims who are…

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Priest Assignments for 2022

The priest assignments for 2022 are listed below. Please keep our priests and those they serve in prayer as these changes take place.  Parish Pastor Abiero, Rev. Michael Charles, Pastor, St. Rose of Lima Parish in Cloverport and Holy Guardian Angels Parish in Irvington.  Effective June 14, 2022. Ighacho, Rev. John, Pastor, St. Joseph Parish…

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Special Collection for Ukraine

Please find an excerpt below from a letter Bishop William F. Medley sent on March 1, 2022 to all the pastors in the Diocese of Owensboro: Dear Fathers, As we watch the war in Ukraine unfold, our hearts are torn by the suffering of so many innocent people. Today I heard that more than 500,000…

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2022 Fish Fry Dates

Editor’s note: Canons 1250 and 1251 state that all Fridays are days of penance in the Catholic Church. 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…

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Papal Message for Tornado Victims

#PopeFrancis at Angelus: “I pray for the victims of the tornadoes that hit Kentucky and other areas of the United States.” 🔊 pic.twitter.com/uC9h15q1Kg — Catholic News Service (@CatholicNewsSvc) December 12, 2021  

Bishop Medley Requests Prayers and Special Collection for Tornado and Storm Victims

Dear Parishes, In light of the recent catastrophic devastation across our diocese, I am requesting that each parish takes up a special collection at this weekend’s Masses. Many of those injured in the Mayfield candle factory were parishioners, and others represented migrants and the marginalized in our communities. The Diocese of Owensboro, through our Catholic…

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