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...
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....
Child Protection: First Step in Reconciliation
Every survivor of abuse or trauma responds, as they heal, in a unique way to the hard-won wisdom gained through recovery.
Climate change: Why Catholics should care
The earth has been warming up since the industrial age began.
God’s plan was ‘vividly apparent’ in family through foster fatherhood of St. Joseph
In 1984, a frightening future faced me; I found myself responsible for an unforeseen reality squarely staring me in the face and just waiting for my response.
Ash Wednesday: An opportunity to acknowledge ‘I am a sinner’ and ask for God’s healing
As a priest, each Ash Wednesday I have the opportunity to exercise my artistic abilities as I trace the cross with ashes on the forehead of each person who comes before me. Not this year. Because of the pandemic, the minister will sprinkle the ashes onto the top of our heads. Though this may be foreign to us, it is actually the practice in much of the Church.
2021 Black History Month focuses on Black families through representation, identity and diversity
Last year, the 2020 theme for Black History Month, “African Americans and the Vote,” marked the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment – which gave women, (including Black women) the right to vote – and the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment which established the right of Black men to vote after the Civil War.
St. Vincent de Paul programs create ‘supportive environment’ through love, Gospel values
When someone mentions February, immediately you think of hearts and flowers… symbols of romantic love. Yet there are other kinds of love expressed during the month of February: the love of a parent for a child, a child for their parents, or love for good friends. Why stop there?