Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. This year could see changes for educational choice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, if the Catholic Conference of Kentucky and others can garner enough momentum for bills promoting Education Opportunity Accounts. Rather than focusing on scholarship tax credits, as in past years, House Bill 149 and Senate Bill 25, favor Education […]
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Laura Keener, Editor. Father Mario Joseph Tizziani, a priest of the Diocese of Covington, died Saturday, Dec. 26, at Carmel Manor in Ft. Thomas, Ky. He was born April 8, 1954, in Steubenville, Ohio, to Lino John and Catherine Gabriel Tizziani. A 1972 graduate of Toronto High School, Toronto, Ohio, he proudly served in the […]
Laura Keener, Editor. As midnight Mass was about to begin, Dec. 24, inside the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption all was calm and peaceful as Dr. Gregory Schaeffer, organist, and LeeAnn Kordenbrock, soloist and cantor, filled the cathedral with Christmas hymns. This year the full Bishop’s Choir and congregational singing were suspended as, even on […]
Messenger Staff Report Rain and sleet couldn’t stop the dedication of the Christmas tree Dec. 16 at St. Mary’s Park, Covington. A small crowd gathered to hear remarks from Joe Meyer, mayor of Covington; Kendra McGuire, superintendent of Catholic Schools; and Bishop Roger Foys, who blessed the tree and dedicated it to the students of […]
The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord Jesus is celebrated Dec. 25, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Mass capacity will be limited this year, so the Diocese of Covington encourages the faithful to plan ahead accordingly to find a time that will fit for their families. Please see below for a full list of […]
Laura Keener, Editor. Nearly 3,000 families were logged in, Dec. 14, to participate in the live stream of the diocese’s first all-schools Advent Mass. Bishop Roger Foys decided to celebrate the Mass as a way to unite the students, who have been learning remotely since Nov. 23, in prayer during these final days of Advent […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. “We pull out all the stops at Christmas,” said LeeAnn Kordenbrock, the cathedral soloist. Pun intended or not, she will be standing next to the organ during Midnight Mass. “If we don’t have as many personnel, that doesn’t mean we won’t make it as beautiful as we possibly can.” Ms. Kordenbrock […]
Messenger Staff Report The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky broke ground for its new building located at 436 West 13th Street in Covington, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. (From left to right) Jude Hehman, CEO of Furlong Building; Mike Sutton, attorney; Kim Webb, executive director, ESNKY; Jon Draud, Kenton County Commissioner; Emily Toebbe, vice president, […]
Laura Keener, Editor. Covington Mayor Joe Meyer and city commissioners unanimously approved the naming of the area around the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption “Cathedral Square.” The order was read and approved Tuesday, Dec. 1 during the City Council meeting. “It was unanimous and it’s a recognition that’s long overdue,” said Mayor Meyer. Cathedral Square […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. If you’re like most people, you have post-retirement plans to travel, volunteer and finally accomplish some of the things for which you’ve never had time. Divine Providence Sister Fidelis Tracy was no different, only the timing and times changed some of those plans: she retired in 2020 amid a pandemic. After […]
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