Kentucky priest captures tales of dying, devotes himself to making sure “no one dies alone”

A remarkable ministry, with a remarkable story behind it, as reported by USA TODAY:  It wasn’t just one thing that led the Rev. Paul Scaglione to devote so much of his ministry to the terminally and the chronically ill over his 40 years as a Roman Catholic priest. There was his own near-fatal diabetic coma four decades [Read More...]

Family affair: the five sisters who became Sisters

An amazing saga, from the Louisville Record:  Sister Mary Emily Burks, a Louisville native who died last month at age 92, was one of five siblings who, in the 1930s and 40s, joined the Oblate Sisters of Providence in Baltimore, Maryland. The sisters grew up as members of St. Augustine Church at 13th Street and West Broadway near downtown [Read More...]

“You can’t be a Democrat and go to heaven”

Really? That statement, scrawled by a teacher on a classroom whiteboard, is the center of a small firestorm in Kentucky. Details: South Laurel County High School teacher Kendra Baker is drawing complaints from parents and students after she wrote, “You can’t be a democrat and go to heaven.” Superintendent Doug Bennett told the Sentinel-Echo that [Read More...]

Ordination update: 18 new deacons for Owensboro, Kentucky

Details: Matthew Keyser has been youth minister at Holy Spirit Catholic Church for several years, but he felt called to do more. On Saturday, Keyser was one of 18 men ordained as deacons in the Owensboro Diocese, which covers the Western Kentucky region. The ordination took place at Holy Spirit, which was packed with about [Read More...]

Attention K-Mart shoppers…

Here’s a remarkable story of generosity and charity: A Kentucky businessman has bought out the entire stock of a closing-down Kmart store and donated it to charity. Rankin Paynter runs a gold and jewellery buying centre in the Winchester area and knows how tough life can be for his hard-up customers. When he was shopping [Read More...]


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