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100-year-old priest ‘grew up with the diocese’

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.”

‘An extension of the healing ministry of Jesus’

Healthcare workers gather for ‘White Mass’ BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC At the Oct. 21 White Mass at St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro, Bishop William F. Medley referred to the vocation of healthcare workers as “an extension of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

‘For a beautiful child of God’

St. Leo’s quilting ministry provides newly-baptized babies with gift to cherish BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC There is something about a quilt that is comforting and welcoming.

‘A little bit of everything’

Diocese’s V National Encuentro delegates reflect on Hispanic/Latino gathering BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC The Sept. 20-23, 2018 V National Encuentro conference in Grapevine, Texas, was “emotional” but also “fun,” said Claudia Valladares, one of the Diocese of Owensboro’s delegates to the gathering.

Local Immigration Attorney to Lead Catholic Charities

The Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to announce that Susan Montalvo-Gesser has accepted the position of Director of Catholic Charities effective January 2, 2019. Montalvo-Gesser will assume the position at the McRaith Catholic Center left vacant in June 2018 by retiring director, Rita Heinz.

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…

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