• The Messenger

    Official newspaper of the Diocese of Covington, serving over 27,000 Catholic families.

    Published 44 times a year.

  • The Most Rev. Roger J. Foys, D.D., Bishop of Covington

    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.

The Catholic newspaper for the Diocese of Covington, Ky.


The Messenger is published weekly August through May and every other week in the months of June and July.

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Advertisers who regularly appear in the Messenger can set up an account for quick and safe payment of invoices.

Single-use advertisers can make a one-time payment for a novena using the word “Novena” in the “Invoice” section.

Upcoming Events

TMU Religious Liberty Institute — Oct. 30

The Religious Liberty Institute at Thomas More University, Crestview Hills, will host an interfaith discussion “Anti-Semitism: Then and Now” Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Steigerwald Hall. Guest speakers will be Dr. Michael A. Meyer, professor of Jewish History emeritus, Hebrew Union College; Todd Walatka, University of Notre Dame; and Shakila Ahmad, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. The event is free and open to the public.

Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home Open House — Nov. 3

Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home open house, Nov. 3, 1-3 p.m.

Come learn more about foster care and adoption services and other ways to help families who are fostering children. There are 1,341 children in the Northern Kentucky region who need help. Visit www.DCCHCenter.org or call 331-2040 to learn more.

Cathedral Concert Series – Nov. 3

The Cathedral Concert Series continues its 44th season on Sunday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m. “music for Brass and Choir” with the University of Cincinnati College conservatory of Music Chamber Choir, Earl Rivers, conductor and the CCM Brass Choir, Kevin Holzman, conductor.

All Cathedral Concerts are open to the public with no admission charge. A freewill offering is gladly accepted.

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Photo Albums Currently Under Construction — Sorry for the inconvenience

Our online photo albums feature many unpublished photos from events covered in the Messenger. The photos are available to download for personal use. News media and other publications are asked to contact the Messenger for permission before using.

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