Editorials & Commentary
Bishop encourages two new priests – both named Christopher – to be ‘Christ-bearers’
For several hours on May 20, 2023, St. Thomas More Parish in Paducah served as the diocese’s “cathedral,” according to Bishop William F. Medley, as he welcomed those gathered to witness the priestly ordinations of Fr. Christopher Grief and Fr. Chris Kight.
Alpha: A wonderful evangelization tool
In January my husband, Deacon Randy Potempa and I were privileged to attend the Alpha Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Out of the 1,600 in attendance from all over the United States, 800 attendees were Catholic.
At every Mass, we are sent on a mission!
As we prepare to celebrate the National Eucharistic Revival in parishes across the diocese beginning in June, let’s start with the goal in mind.
When ‘honeymoon phase’ wears off, Grace Marriage helps marriages thrive across diocese
Kristina Jones speaks with her husband, Jason Jones, during a Grace Marriage session at St. Pius X Parish in Owensboro in February 2022. RILEY GREIF | WKCBY DANNY MAY, OFFICE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE On a rainy March evening in Owensboro, couples from around the...
Fourteen Ursuline Sisters celebrate jubilees of religious profession in 2023
Fourteen Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who have served a combined 965 years in service to God’s people are celebrating jubilees of religious profession this year.
Calling our national leaders to be genuinely pro-life
After the Nashville school shooting of a few weeks ago that saw six people, including three nine-year-olds, die, I began to consider writing my next article for The Western Kentucky Catholic on the subject of gun violence. I had done some research and begun to organize the article in my mind. As I sat at my desk to write on Easter Monday morning, my phone alerted me to the first reports of a mass shooting at a workplace in downtown Louisville.
‘You’ve got to hold the door open and let Christ start working’
When it came to recognizing his priestly vocation, “people saw it before I did,” said Deacon Christopher Grief, who will be ordained on May 20, 2023 at St. Thomas More Parish in Paducah.
Sts. Joseph and Paul Parish hosts youth holy hour
On March 12, 28 youth and their families and various others gathered at Sts. Joseph and Paul in Owensboro in front of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, to offer a Holy Hour of Adoration in intercession for our young people.
Hardinsburg community supports soon-to-be ordained seminarians
The Knights of Columbus Hardinsburg Council #2499, along with the St. Romuald Altar Society, teamed up to provide a donation of $1,000 to two soon-to-be-ordained seminarians of the diocese.
Soon-to-be ordained Kight cherishes chalice given by late Fr. Powers
As the date of my priestly ordination draws near, the story of how I received my chalice will be one that I will cherish for the rest of my life.