Inside the Archives

The first Christmas in the Diocese of Owensboro

The Diocese of Owensboro’s first Christmas really does have all the makings of a classic Christmas tale. Through the final cold days of a hard year, parishioners remain prayerful, and faith-filled and are given a blessing that renews the spirit of hope and joy.

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The unusual origin of this mysterious reliquary

The St. Pius V relic and reliquary, made from a former alarm clock. COURTESY OF ARCHIVESBY EDWARD WILSON, ARCHIVES In the November 2020 issue of the WKC, the archives featured a relic of St. Veneranda as “The most remarkable relic in the Diocese of Owensboro’s...

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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.

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‘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...

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Publisher |  Bishop William F. Medley
Editor |  Elizabeth Wong Barnstead
Contributors |  Riley Greif, Tina Kasey
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