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Diocese of Covington releases data on allegations of sexual abuse, based on records back to 1950

The Diocese of Covington has released the names of priests, religious, deacons and lay employees who have served in the Diocese against whom one or more allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been substantiated.   The list is the product of a comprehensive and independent review of thousands of diocesan records dating back to 1950. After over a year of deliberations and planning, the Diocesan...

Kentucky by Heart: Sister Juana Mendez offers hope and direction to members of Hispanic community

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared at KyForward.com on August 14, 2018 Steve Flairty KyForward Columnist Juana Mendez remembers well the difficult conditions her family faced while growing up in the American territory of Puerto Rico in the 1950s. “We lived in the country and we didn’t have running water or electricity,” she said. “We didn’t want to leave Puerto Rico but my...

Diocese of Covington, CovCath issue statement; 3rd-party investigation into D.C. issue begins this week

The Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School issued the following statement this afternoon: “On Monday afternoon the Covington Police alerted us that they had intelligence concerning a planned protest, Jan. 22, at Covington Catholic High School and a vigil at the Diocesan Curia. Due to threats of violence and the possibility of large crowds the Diocese was advised to close Covington...

Kentucky by Heart: Sister Juana Mendez offers hope and direction to members of Hispanic community

Steve Flairty KyForward Columnist Juana Mendez remembers well the difficult conditions her family faced while growing up in the American territory of Puerto Rico in the 1950s. “We lived in the country and we didn’t have running water or electricity,” she said. “We didn’t want to leave Puerto Rico but my father moved here (United States) because he was looking for a job.” Juana and the rest...

New Thomas More College president – its 14th – fills ‘big shoes’ first day on the job

Staff report   David A. Armstrong began his tenure yesterday as president of Thomas More College. Armstrong is the college’s 14th president.   David A. Armstrong He replaces Sister Margaret Stallmeyer, who retired after nine years as president.   Thomas More College, founded in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters, is the Catholic college of the Diocese of Covington, located in Crestview...