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Bishop Announces New Pastors, First Post-Ordination Assignment for Ronald Sagum, Retirement of Father Michael Weglicki

LEXINGTON — The weekend of April 17-18 saw the announcements of new pastors in eight parishes and missions of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, as well as the first assignment for Ronald Sagum following his ordination to the priesthood later this spring. The assignments, made by Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. of Lexington, are effective...

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Diocese To Host Discussion with Father Bryan Massingale on Racial Justice

LEXINGTON — Father Bryan Massingale of Fordham University, a leader in the field of theological ethics and a past convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium, will lead a conversation via Zoom on “Racial Justice and the Call of Discipleship” on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Eastern. LGBT Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of...

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2021 Evangelii Gaudium Workshop Explores ‘Renewing a Love for Justice’

LEXINGTON — The 2021 Evangelii Gaudium Workshop will be Friday, May 7, from 9 a.m.-noon on Zoom and look at “Renewing a Love for Justice.” The workshop will explore the spirituality that grounds a commitment to justice and will reflect on concrete actions that parishes and ministries might pursue. This year’s guest speaker is Kathryn...

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New cathedral rector, full-time vocations director among priest assignments

LEXINGTON — Father John Moriarty, pastor of St. Luke’s in Nicholasville, will become rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington, succeeding Father Paul Prabell upon his retirement this summer, one of several pastoral assignments recently made by Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv in the Catholic Diocese of Lexington. Father Danny Schwendeman, pastor...

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Bishop Welcomes Election of New Prioress of Mt. Tabor Benedictines

LEXINGTON — Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. welcomed the election of Sister Kathy Curtis as the new prioress of the Mt. Tabor Benedictines, a monastic, ecumenical community of contemplative women based in Martin, Ky. The sisters held a prioress election in early March, and Sister Kathy will be installed for her four-year term on June...

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Message from Bishop Stowe on COVID-19 Protocols

“As Holy Week and Easter approach, it is important that we maintain all of our COVID-19 prevention protocols in place. Even as the numbers of the vaccinated increase, it is only about 25 percent of Kentuckians who are fully vaccinated.  Variants of the virus pose a new threat as well.   “I know that everyone...

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Update on Beattyville Needs After Flood

From Father John Lijana, pastor of Queen of All Saints in Beattyville: Queen of All Saints is grateful for your concern and offers to help us through this trying time. We will need your help soon, so do not forget about us. The parishioners escaped relatively unharmed, except for me; I lost the use of...

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Full Video ‘Fratelli Tutti: Walking Together in a Divided Nation’ Now Available

LEXINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for dialogue and understanding, which are essential for humankind, said the archbishop of Washington and the bishop of Lexington, Kentucky in a recent video discussion on issues facing the United States and the Church today. The February 5 event, sponsored by the Roundtable Association of Catholic...

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Kirsten Thorstad Named Parish Life Director of Good Shepherd in Campton

LEXINGTON — Kirsten Thorstad has been named Parish Life Director (PLD) of Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Campton, Ky., beginning Feb. 16. Thorstad, a Milwaukee native who grew up in California and Colorado, has worked for the Catholic Church for over 28 years, 26 of those in the Diocese of San Bernardino, Calif.,...