Opening their home to tornado-displaced Resurrection Parish, couple hosts Christmas Eve Mass with bishop
Celebrating Mass in a 20-by-25-foot metal outbuilding on Dec. 24, 2021 for the displaced community of Resurrection Parish in Dawson Springs, the image that came to Bishop William F. Medley’s mind was “’there was no room at the inn’ – except that a couple had opened their homes that Christmas Eve night.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — As a crowd of about 150 people stood in front of the historic Church of the Assumption in Nashville waiting for the steeple and cross to be reattached to the top of the church, Bishop J. Mark Spalding recalled the lyrics of the hymn “Lift High the Cross.”
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The percentage of Catholics in the U.S. population in 2021 held steady at 21% in the latest Pew Research Center survey, issued Dec. 14.
The blind Catholic community is “very small,” according to Fr. Jamie Dennis of Blessed Mother Parish in Owensboro – so he enjoys being around “other like-minded people,” such as his recent opportunity to once again celebrate the annual St. Lucy Mass for clients and friends of Xavier Society for the Blind.
Knights of Columbus councils unite to raise $33,495 for pro-life pregnancy care centers at ‘Bluegrass on Beshear – Pickin’ Life’
Six western Kentucky Knights of Columbus councils joined forces on Oct. 9, 2021 to host the eighth annual one-day music fest/fundraiser on Lake Beshear, near Dawson Springs. The result was a huge success that smashed previous fundraising records for “Bluegrass on Beshear – Pickin’ Life.”
The tornadoes that struck western Kentucky during the night of Dec. 10, 2021 got close to old St. Stephen’s Church in Land Between the Lakes, but the little wooden church escaped the storms without any damage.
Megan was “at first super excited” when she learned about the concept of a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat, “but as the date got closer I got nervous.”
On Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, parish leaders and school personnel of the Diocese of Owensboro gathered at the Owensboro Convention Center in downtown Owensboro to discuss the theme of “Receive and Be the Light of Christ.”
WASHINGTON (CNS) — By no longer requiring the abortion drug mifepristone to be picked up in person, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is “merely succumbing to the abortion industry’s pressure to loosen safety standards,” instead of protecting the lives and health of mothers and children as it should do, said the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman.
On Dec. 8, 2021, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 20 women of St. Joseph Parish in Bowling Green completed their 33-day consecration to Our Lady. What started as a Bible study for the Hispanic women of the parish grew into a consecration journey as the members together decided to do this Marian devotion, which has been a tradition in the Catholic Church for centuries.