Our Catholic church picnics: The sacred and the savory

It has been a long time coming, but after the hiatus last year, picnic season is back. Men’s groups, cooking teams, and Knights of Columbus will start striking up the grills and boiling the burgoo. Though these events have gotten smaller over the years, they have deep cultural roots that undergird many parishes.

‘Our Eucharistic Lord’

Corpus Christi ceremony at Mount Saint Joseph on May 30, 1948. COURTESY OF MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH ARCHIVESThe historical roots of the Corpus Christi procession in the Diocese of Owensboro BY EDWARD WILSON, ARCHIVES Thousands of onlookers stand reverently on rain-sodden...

A Christmas message from the late Bishop John J. McRaith

With the birth of our Savior fast approaching, I wanted this month’s article to, of course, focus on something Christmas related. On a Zoom staff meeting, Tom Lilly, the chancellor of the Diocese of Owensboro, mentioned that the late Bishop John J. McRaith’s birthday was coming up in December. With that in mind, I began to read through the papers of our departed bishop.