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CCK promotes education opportunity accounts for school choice in General Assembly

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 […]

Covington Christmas Tree dedicated

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 […]

Christmas Mass in the Diocese of Covington

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 […]

Church musicians reflect on different year, amid pandemic

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 […]

Mayor approves name of ‘Cathedral Square’ surrounding the seat of the diocese

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 […]

Travel bans and leaky walls: Retiring amid an unexpected crisis

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 […]