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Pastor’s Perspective

Published on June 15th, 2012

Dear Parishioners,

Happy Fathers’ Day!  Today we prayerfully remember all our dads, living and deceased, and we thank God for the blessing they are/have been in our lives.  Have a great day and God bless you all.

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Freedom Rally at Moreland Park on June 8th.  I had planned to attend but was unable because I was out of town for a funeral that day.  Our U.S. Bishops have called for a special time of prayer and education called “Fortnight of Freedom,” beginning June 21 and concluding on July 4th.  I invite and encourage you to read the statement from the Bishops’ Conference entitled, “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty.”  You can find it at: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/our-first-most-cherished-liberty.cfm.  Note other information about this elsewhere in the bulletin.

Welcome back, Fr. Titus!  Fr. Titus will be living here with Fr. Brandon and me for about a month.  As you know, he returned to his home diocese in Uganda in January.  We are happy to have him here and know that he will enjoy visiting with all his friends in the area during this time of his vacation.  Next week-end, Fr. Titus will preach at all the Masses here and make a mission appeal for his diocese of Fort Portal.  You will recall that each year the diocese assigns a missionary to make such an appeal in our parish.  Please be generous.

All Catholics in western Kentucky were saddened by the headline in the Messenger-Inquirer last Saturday stating that Louis Piskula had been arrested for sexual abuse of a minor.  Apparently, the reported abuse happened many years ago, but this revelation is a cause for much anger, embarrassment and pain.  Our thoughts and prayers go first to all victims of such abuse, whether from the hands of a priest or anyone else.  We should also pray for Louis Piskula and for the grace of healing for our beloved Church.  Bishop Medley issued a statement, which we have printed in the bulletin.

Love, Fr. John

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