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Expand your vision of priesthood
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Expand your vision of priesthood

As lay people have taken on more responsibility in the Church, our sense of priesthood has matured. Why do we have lay people doing so many jobs that used to be done only by priests, such as distributing Communion, spiritual direction and parish ministry? Has the priest’s job description changed? This is a question that...

God’s call: ‘You belong with ME’
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God’s call: ‘You belong with ME’

“If you could see that I’m the one who understands you, been here all along, so why can’t you see? You belong with me.” These lyrics are from a Taylor Swift single that tells the story of a teenage girl who is in love with her friend who cannot see past his girlfriend and realize...

Doug
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Can FAITH and REASON Coexist?

According to studies conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University, there is an “emerging profile” of young Catholics who find the faith “incompatible with what they are learning in high school or at the university level.” Faith, it seems, is in conflict with science and reason — and...

Father Paul Prabell
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What makes you ‘you’? One priest’s answer

By Father Paul Prabell What makes you “you”? An interesting question, whether we ask it of another person or ask it of ourselves. One of the side effects of the pandemic-generated isolation is that many have faced that question. Many have been plunged into memories of our worst moments, but we have also had the...

Deacon Brendan O'Sullivan
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Meet our Newest Permanent Deacon: Brendan O’Sullivan

By Cross Roads staff On June 5, Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. ordained two new deacons for the Catholic Diocese of Lexington. One of them, seminarian Ben Horn, is studying for the priesthood. The other, Lexington Catholic High School teacher Brendan O’Sullivan, is a husband and a father who will serve the Church in central...

Bishop Stowe
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Signs of the times

By Bishop John Stowe When we walk together and truly listen, we can hear where God is calling us. This pandemic has lasted long enough for many of us to have forgotten what “normal” looks and feels like. Pope Francis is not alone in suggesting that we cannot simply return to the way things were pre-pandemic;...

Life in the Diocese: June Edition
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Life in the Diocese: June Edition

Get vaccinated: Vaccines for COVID-19 were administered at the Centro de San Juan Diego in Lexington on May 2. For more information about availability of vaccines at the Centro de San Juan Diego, contact Deacon Jim Bennett at (859) 353-1211. Photo: Dcn. Skip Olson Mr. Basketball: Ben Johnson of Lexington Catholic men’s basketball team won...

Lay leader: Michael Grigoni
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Lay leader: Michael Grigoni

Michael Grigoni is a new face for the Church in Central and Eastern Kentucky, but he hopes to play a part in helping Catholics take deeper ownership in their faith. As a visiting assistant professor of theology and Roman Catholic studies at Lexington Theological Seminary (LTS), he teaches in the Catholic Studies Program, which relaunched...

‘Ask and it will be given’
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‘Ask and it will be given’

Adoration chapel for vocations looks to Jesus for help. Story by Victoria Grijalba Photos by Dcn. Skip Olson Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you,” Jesus says in Matthew 7:7. When it comes to the Church’s need for vocations to...

Make disciples of all nations
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Make disciples of all nations

Story by Don Clemmer Photos by Dcn. Skip Olson Ronald Sagum’s ordination reflects role of the Philippines in the Church. If four men from Kentucky became priests in the same diocese in Asia, it would probably seem like an extraordinary coincidence. When Deacon Ronald Sagum is ordained to the priesthood on June 19 at the...