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The Roman Catholic Diocese of OwensboroThe Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro

Published in 1995, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro was part of the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s bicentennial celebration in 1992. In addition to a narrative history of the diocese, this book provides biographical information on many priests and histories of closed churches. Individual parishes, schools and Catholic institutions are also profiled.

The second half of the book is genealogical information on hundreds of families in the diocese, many including pictures.

Copies of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro are available for $20.00 + $8.00 s/h from the Office of Archives & Records Management. Please contact Heidi Taylor-Caudill, Archivist, at 270-683-1545 or at heidi.caudill@pastoral.org to order your copy today.

Book Details: Hardback, 368 pages, Black & White
Dimensions: 11 ¼ x 8 ¾
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Language: English


 

Freely You Have Received, Freely GiveFreely You Have Received, Freely Give: 75 Years of the Diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky

As a part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Owensboro, a new history book, Freely You Have Received, Freely Give, is divided into two sections. The first half chronicles the establishment of the Catholic Church in Western Kentucky in the early 19th century and the founding of the Diocese of Owensboro in 1937. Moving through the decades, the diocese continued to grow in its parish life, Catholic institutions, and education. The book concludes with an interview with Bishop William Medley concerning his appointment as the fourth bishop of the diocese and what he sees as he looks towards the future.

The second half of the book has one page dedicated to each parish. A brief history of the church is given and information concerning their patron saint. Included are beautiful, color photographs of the interior and exterior of the churches as well as images of parish life.

Freely You Have Received, Freely Give has been beautifully designed by Editions du Signe and includes a wide array of historic photographs and documents to provide a visual perspective to our history.

Copies of Freely You Have Received, Freely Give are available for $30.00 + $8.00 s/h from the Office of Archives & Records Management. Please contact Heidi Taylor-Caudill, Archivist, at 270-683-1545 or at heidi.caudill@pastoral.org to order your copy today.

Book Details: Hardback, 152 pages, Color
Dimensions: 12 x 8 ½
Publisher: Éditions du Signe
Language: English