Dreaming of a synodal Church

“What are you discussing as you walk along?” Luke 24: 17. It sounds simple and we’ve heard this line so many times. But this is probably one of the most important questions for all of us to continue pondering and to feel challenged to delve into as Christians.

Black History Month 2022: Black health and wellness

This year’s theme for Black History Month, “Black Health and Wellness,” examines how American healthcare has served the African-American community from slavery, through “Jim Crow,” the Civil Rights Movement and into the current COVID-19 pandemic.

A Mother that comforts in adversity

All of us in one way or another find ourselves still recovering in different ways from a long pandemic and all the anxiety, suffering, pain and loss it has brought with it. Also, as we come to the end of this year 2021, we realize the enormous divisions, suspicion, struggles and challenges we continue to face as people of our great nation.

What is the Samaritan Retreat?

The women who attended the Samaritana retreat at Sts. Joseph and Paul Parish in Owensboro on Sept. 4-5, 2021, gather for a group picture at the end of the retreat with retreat leaders Dcn. Chris Gutiérrez and Fr. Lustein Blanco Grajales. COURTESY OF DCN. CHRIS...

A litany of prayer for Black Catholic History Month

A statue of St. Martin de Porres in the chapel of the house where the saint was born in Lima, Peru, in 1579. CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCYBY F. VERONICA WILHITE, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC As we enter the month of November, Catholics observe multiple holy days...

Why deacons?

Evan Clan, grandson of Dcn. Dale DePoyster is a 13-year-old altar boy and football player. In this picture he tries on his grandfather’s diaconate alb. COURTESY OF DCN. DALE DEPOYSTERBY DCN. DALE DEPOYSTER, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Yes, gold really has...

When you see one of our missionaries, say thanks!

Fr. Carmelo Jimenez, pastor of St. Michael Parish in Sebree and who originally came to the Diocese of Owensboro as a missionary priest from Mexico, speaks to a woman during the Jan. 30, 2016 Encuentro Familiar event held at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Hopkinsville....