• The Messenger

    Official newspaper of the Diocese of Covington, serving over 29,000 Catholic families.

    Published 44 times a year.

  • Bishop John Iffert

    Publisher of the Messenger

  • The Messenger strives to meet these goals:

    To share the Gospel message of salvation as an instrument of evangelization;

    To present and explain Church teaching in a positive and empathetic way;

    To promote mutual understanding and unity in the diocese;

  • The Messenger strives to meet these goals:

    To foster and support all forms of Christian family life;

    To share the personal faith experiences of the Catholic community;

  • The Messenger strives to meet these goals:

    To report on the development and growth of Catholic faith formation and;

    To be a source of Catholic information and inspiration.

C’est la Confiance

C’est la Confiance

Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, long one of Pope Francis‘ favorite saints, teaches Christians "the little way" of love, self-giving, concern for others and complete trust in the mercy of God, the pope said in a new document. Published Oct. 15, the pope’s letter is titled, "C’est la Confiance," the opening words of her phrase, "It is confidence and nothing but confidence that must lead us to Love." The papal letter is subtitled, "On confidence in the merciful love of God." The pope wrote that "at a time of great complexity, she can help us rediscover the importance of simplicity, the absolute primacy of love, trust and abandonment, and thus move beyond a legalistic or moralistic mindset that would fill the Christian life with rules and regulations and cause the joy of the Gospel to grow cold."
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2023 Wedding Anniversary Vespers

Congratulations to the couples celebrating a milestone Wedding Anniversary this year — 1 year, 25 years, 50 years and 60-Plus years! Click here to view and download photos from the Vespers celebration with Bishop John Iffert.

The Eucharist: The Source and Summit

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2023 Messengers

2022 Messengers