Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. Zacharias Schoen, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Aug. 9, in a ceremony known as the Rite of Candidacy, declared his intention to discern a priestly vocation as a seminarian for the Diocese of Covington. Bishop Roger Foys, on behalf of the entire Church, accepted his candidacy. Mr. Schoen has […]
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Messenger Staff Report In a letter to Catholic School leaders Bishop Roger Foys and Mike Clines, superintendent of Catholic Schools, announced that schools would begin in-person instruction the week of August 17 in the Diocese of Covington. The decision was made after much consultation, including with the Kentucky bishops of Lexington, Louisville and Owensboro, and […]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington Statement on Abuse File Review July 31, 2020 The Diocese of Covington today is releasing the names of priests, religious, deacons and lay employees who have served in our Diocese against whom one or more allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been substantiated. The list is the product […]
Messenger Staff Report After months of intense discernment and discussion the Diocese of Covington Department of Catholic Schools has released information on how the nine Catholic high schools and 30 elementary schools and pre-schools will open next month. The 13-page document entitled “COVID-19 Return to School Requirements” was e-mailed to all priests and principals July […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. The Parish Kitchen, now operated on Madison Ave., a mile south of its former Pike Street location, opened for lunch July 20. It’s still serving to-go meals 11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m. daily, this week for the first time at the new site. About 150 guests received meals July 20, with many […]
Laura Keener, Editor. On July 27, Bishop Roger Foys will celebrate his 75th birthday and, as required by Canon law, submit his resignation to the Holy Father. As the date approaches, the Messenger sat down with Bishop Foys to talk about the process of getting a new bishop, to review his accomplishments and to share […]
Laura Keener, Editor. Sixteen months after having acquired the property on the corner of Madison Ave. and 16th Street, Covington, renovations of the new location of the Parish Kitchen have been completed. During a small ceremony, July 10, attended by Board Members of the Parish Kitchen and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington, Bishop Roger Foys […]
Laura Keener, Editor. As discussions continue about the best way to provide a safe community — especially school communities — amid the COVID-19 pandemic, administrators, teachers and parents can find themselves in a jungle of confusing, conflicting and oftentimes incorrect information. To help weed out fact from fiction, the Messenger turned to the doctors of […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. “I’m the only priest in the diocese who lives in a grocery store,” said Msgr. William Cleves. But the joy radiating from him and his volunteers that run the Outreach Ministry at Holy Spirit Parish, Newport, shows that he’s far from complaining about giving up his space. For the last two […]
Laura Keener, Editor. The news teachers, parents and students have been waiting for has been announced. The second week of August is the week when Catholic schools in the Diocese of Covington will begin in-person instruction for the 2020–2021 school year. Since mid-May, Michael Clines, superintendent of Schools, and Kendra McGuire, associate superintendent, have been […]
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