The Western Kentucky Catholic is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Owensboro. Beginning in 1974 in the form of the Diocese of Owensboro Newsletter and then transitioning to newspaper format in 1985 under its current name, The Western Kentucky Catholic, our newspaper was established under the leadership of Bishop John J. McRaith and founding editor Mel Howard.

The Western Kentucky Catholic is published 10 times a year and mailed to every registered Catholic household in the Diocese of Owensboro, as a direct use of parish assessment dollars.

Archived issues are available online here.

The Western Kentucky Catholic is a member of the Catholic Media Association. The Western Kentucky Catholic comes to your home as a direct use of your parish assessment dollars: “Those who exercise authority in the Church will take care to ensure that there is responsible exchange of freely held and expressed opinion among the People of God” – Pastoral Instruction of the Means of Social Communications, #116, Jan. 29, 1971.
Opinions expressed in submitted columns and letters to the editor in The Western Kentucky Catholic may be edited for space, a lack of charity or a lack of clarity, and are not endorsed by the publisher or editor. No submissions are guaranteed placement in The Western Kentucky Catholic.  Please politely indicate any factual errors in this publication by emailing [email protected].

Current Issue

Publisher |  Bishop William F. Medley
Editor |  Elizabeth Wong Barnstead
Contributors |  Riley Greif, Rachel Hall
Layout |  Rachel Hall
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