Sermon Category: Q&A

Brian Duggan
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Newman Missionary: Brian Duggan

Holy Spirit Parish/UK Newman Center is a bustling intersection of faith, community, academics, youth and maturity — all at the heart of the University of Kentucky in downtown Lexington. For decades, it has provided a bedrock Catholic presence on the campus, one that has formed countless young people. But an environment such as this one...

Dr Katie Cardarelli
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Healthy faith: Katie Cardarelli

Katie Cardarelli is a shining example of how faith and science work together. A professor of public health at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Cardarelli is an epidemiologist whose research is primarily focused on the health of underserved communities. This, along with her deep Catholic faith, has given her a profound perspective on life during...

Missionary climate: Father Bob Dueweke, OSA
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Missionary climate: Father Bob Dueweke, OSA

Forty years ago, Father Bob Dueweke served as a missionary in Peru. Today, he has taken up residence in the Catholic Diocese of Lexington. Based at a private residence in Berea, the Augustinian priest will provide sacramental ministry at Holy Cross in Jackson, Good Shepherd in Campton and Mother of Good Counsel in Hazard. A...

Michael Bayer
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Meet Lexington’s New Director of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry

Outreach to youth, young adults and college students is a major priority of the Catholic Church in Central and Eastern Kentucky, and makes this local Church especially appealing for Michael Bayer, whom the Catholic Diocese of Lexington recently brought aboard as the new Director of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry. A native of the...

Hospitality to homecoming: Timothy Matovina
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Hospitality to homecoming: Timothy Matovina

Timothy Matovina never thought he would devote his career to the faith of Hispanic Catholics. But that’s the surprising journey that began when Matovina, now the professor and chair of theology at the University of Notre Dame, spent a semester of his master’s studies in the early 1980s in San Antonio, a decision he calls...

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...

Mom realness: Simcha Fisher
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Mom realness: Simcha Fisher

When it comes to capturing marriage and motherhood, Simcha Fisher has a distinctive voice that Catholics can find both comfort and chaos in. The New Hampshire-based mother of 10 lends the quirky edge of her observations to simchafisher.com and numerous Catholic periodicals. She is also the author of “The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning,”...

Deacon Marco Rajkovich
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Faith and service: Deacon Marco Rajkovich

Marco Rajkovich’s father and both of his grandfathers were coal miners. The grandson of immigrants from Hungary and Croatia, this son of Harlan County would follow in their footsteps and then climb to the heights of the federal government, serving on the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, D.C. In 2019, he...

Timothy O'Malley
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Discover the gift: Timothy O’Malley

Tim O’Malley’s passions include philosophy, worship and Catholic education. This situates him extraordinarily well as director of educational outreach for the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. O’Malley is one of several instructors of the six-week online course offerings the McGrath Institute makes available to catechists and other ministers in...

Answering Prayers with Charity: Sam and Lisa Knapp
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Answering Prayers with Charity: Sam and Lisa Knapp

Story by Bobbi Silver Sam and Lisa Knapp moved from Florida to Kentucky in 2011 and were immediately struck by the beauty and challenges within the Catholic Diocese of Lexington. This drew them to get involved. They found a welcoming church community at St. Mark in Richmond and were quickly asked to join parish ministries. They...

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