Entries by Laura Keener

BBHS Mustang Athletic Complex dedication

Messenger Staff Report. Bishop Roger Foys blessed and dedicated, Oct. 4, the Bishop Brossart High School Mustang Athletic Complex (MAC). The complex is the realization of a $5.2 million project that includes an athletic stadium, a building with locker rooms, concessions, an athletic training room and offices and parking. The field features a synthetic turf […]

TMU honors Bishop Foys with Bishop Wm. Hughes Award

Laura Keener, Editor. Thomas More University hosted its 24th annual Bishop William A. Hughes Award dinner, Sept. 26, at the Drees Pavilion, Covington. Bishop Roger Foys was recognized as this year’s award recipient. “The quality education that we provide today, and aspire to enhance in the future, would not and will not be possible without […]

TMU installs 15th president; announces two initiatives to make education affordable

Laura Keener, Editor. The installation of Thomas More University’s (TMU) 15th president — Joseph Chillo — was held Sept. 25. The ceremonies began with Mass celebrated by Bishop Roger Foys at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel on the campus of TMU. Father Ronald Ketteler, chair, Department of Theology, TMU; Father Gerald Twadell, chaplain and professor […]

How sweet it is — two schools awarded 2019 Blue Ribbons

Messenger Staff Report. Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education, announced, Sept. 26, the 2019 Blue Ribbon Schools. Across the nation, 362 were awarded the designation including two schools in the Diocese of Covington — Notre Dame Academy, Park Hills, and St. Thomas Elementary, Ft. Thomas. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a part of […]

Father Ryan was ‘consummate gentleman’

By Laura Keener, Editor. Father James Ryan, a beloved priest of the Diocese of Covington for 44 years, died Sept. 7. He was 75 years old. Father Ryan was the oldest of four children — Barbara, Robert and Kathleen — of James and Lois (Vaught) Ryan. When he was six years old his parents died […]

How to answer pro-choice arguments: Part 3 — Hard cases

By: Caitlin Shaughnessy Dwyer. This is the conclusion of a three-part series about a simple strategy that can help make difficult conversations about abortion a little easier. The strategy is centered on asking one simple question: “If you were convinced that the unborn child is a human life, would you still support abortion?” In Part […]