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We Owe It To Them
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We Owe It To Them

By Tony Magliano During the U.S.-led coalition’s 20 year devastating war in Afghanistan against the Taliban, the poverty-stricken people of that nation suffered the brutalities of war of which most of us can only barely begin to imagine. And the recent end of that war, has not ended the suffering. According Brown University’s “Cost of...

December 3, 2021December 3, 2021by In News
Annual Anniversary Mass & Celebration Resumes In-Person at the Cathedral
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Annual Anniversary Mass & Celebration Resumes In-Person at the Cathedral

  The annual Anniversary Mass for couples celebrating special wedding anniversaries during the year resumed on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Cathedral of Christ the King at the 5:00 p.m. Mass. The Mass was followed by a reception in Hehman Hall with food, champagne and cake. About 40 couples were honored with anniversaries ranging from...

November 23, 2021November 23, 2021by In News
Lexington Catholic High School & Georgetown College Team Up to Make Faith-based Higher Ed Affordable
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Lexington Catholic High School & Georgetown College Team Up to Make Faith-based Higher Ed Affordable

  Lexington Catholic High School and Georgetown College have entered a partnership to continue making faith-based education affordable and accessible to Lexington Catholic students once they have graduated. Beginning with the class of 2022, all LCHS graduates admitted to Georgetown College will receive a Christian School Partnership Scholarship that will allow them the same net...

November 23, 2021November 23, 2021by In News
Climate Change Risks Devastating Conflicts – Even Nuclear War
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Climate Change Risks Devastating Conflicts – Even Nuclear War

By Tony Magliano As climate change rages along its disastrous path of increasing and more intense natural disasters – hurting the poor most of all – it now appears that a majority of people are finally beginning to admit climate change is for real – and that pollution from humans burning oil, gas and coal...

November 19, 2021November 19, 2021by In News
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Bishop Stowe to End the General Dispensation as of the First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021

Effective Sunday, November 28, 2021, Bishop Stowe, OFM Conv. will officially end the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Those who are vulnerable or immune-compromised because of age or health reasons are under no obligation to attend Mass at the risk of their well-being. Parishes should continue to offer the celebration of the...

November 15, 2021November 15, 2021by In News
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Bishop Stowe to Bless the Diocesan Commissions of the Peace & Justice Office

  On November 21, 2021, Bishop Stowe, OFM Conv. will bless the diocesan commissions operating under the auspices of the Diocese of Lexington Office for Peace and Justice. The blessing of the Laudato Si Commission, the Commission for African American Catholic Concerns, the Peace and Justice Commission, and the LGBT Outreach Commission will take place...

November 10, 2021November 13, 2021by In News
Pope Francis at his prophetic best!
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Pope Francis at his prophetic best!

  Tony Magliano Making a Difference Clearly siding with the world’s poor and marginalized in a video message for the recent Fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements, Pope Francis boldly declared, “Seeing you reminds me that we are not condemned to repeat or to build a future based on exclusion and inequality, rejection or indifference;...

November 8, 2021November 8, 2021by In News
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Fr. Kiran Varaparla, HGN, Dies Suddenly at Age 39

Fr. Kiran Kumar Varaparla, 39, parish priest of St. Julian Catholic Church in Middlesboro and St. Anthony in Pineville passed away suddenly on October 31, 2021 at the Middlesboro ARH. Visitation will be held at from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, at the St. Julian Catholic Church. The Holy Rosary will be recited...

November 2, 2021November 2, 2021by In News
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New Relics Placed at St. Paul in Lexington

Relics of Blessed Miguel Tomaszec and Zbigniew Strazalkowski were permanently placed Sunday, Oct. 17 in the parish of St. Paul Church in Lexington. Read more about these two Franciscan martyrs at https://newsletter.companionsofstanthony.org/newsletters/2016-march/world-celebrates-as-two-martyred-friars-beatified/

October 19, 2021October 19, 2021by In News
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The Canonical Restoration of the Secular Franciscan Order in the Diocese of Lexington

by Linda Harvey St. Francis of Assisi’s spirit continues to live today with the restoration of the Clare-Francis Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order. A Mass was celebrated October 4 by Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., to commemorate the 800th anniversary of St. Francis’s feast day. During the celebration, two individuals made their profession to...

October 15, 2021November 22, 2021by In News
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