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Funeral Arrangements Announced For Retired Archbishop Thomas Kelly

Funeral arrangements are complete for retired Archbishop of Louisville Thomas C. Kelly, who died yesterday at the age of 80:                           

Sunday, December 18: 7: 30 p.m. Rite of Reception of the Body, Cathedral of the Assumption
8:00-9:00 p.m.: Public Visitation

Monday, December 19: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Public Visitation at Cathedral of the Assumption
7:00 p.m. Vigil Service

Tuesday, December 20: 11:00-1:30 p.m. Public Visitation at the Cathedral of the Assumption 2:00 p.m. Funeral Mass

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In Depth: Catholics Preparing For Liturgy Changes

Sunday marks the beginning of the season of Advent in the Roman Catholic Church—-the spiritual preparation for Christmas.

But it will also mark a major milestone for millions of Catholics across the country, including the 200,000 members of the Archdiocese of Louisville.

Sweeping changes to the church liturgy–the ritual prayers recited during Mass—go into effect.

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One of the revisions involves a greeting between priest and congregation. The priest says, “the Lord be with you.”

Right now the congregation responds with, “and also with you.”  The new response will be “and with your spirit.”

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Medley To Become Bishop Of Owensboro Diocese

Pope Benedict has appointed a new bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro.

Father William Medley will be ordained as the fourth bishop of the western Kentucky diocese in February.

The 57 year old Medley is a familiar figure in the Louisville area, where he has been pastor of several parishes and served in other capacities.

He says he’s humbled by the appointment. Father William Medley

“Throughout my life, I have known and admired so many priests more worthy and more capable than I. But with profound trust I know that God, in time, will reveal to me and I hope to you why i have been chosen,” he said during a Tuesday press conference in Owensboro.

The Diocese of Owensboro has more than 51,000 members, and includes 79 parishes, 19 schools (among them Brescia University) and a hospital.

Medley succeeds Bishop John McRaith, who is retiring.

You can see video of Bishop-elect Medley’s introduction and press conference here.

(Photo courtesy of Diocese of Owensboro)