By Marnie McAllister, Record Assistant Editor Nearly 2,000 children will have toys to open on Christmas morning thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donors who have assisted Catholic Charities’ Sister Visitor Center and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The two Catholic charities collected thousands of gifts to give away this season […]
The Archdiocese of Louisville’s annual Corpus Christi procession held at Churchill Downs is pictured on June 18, 1968, in this Record file photo.
By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Filipino Catholics living in the United States say the pope’s upcoming visit to the Philippines will be a big boost for their homeland that has experienced so much suffering. “After all the travesties” the country has faced, the visit will provide a “flicker of light and a glimmer […]
Dominican Father James Murray died Dec. 17 in Columbus, Ohio, after a brief bout with pneumonia. He was 93 and in his 65th year as a priest. Father Murray, a native of Lowell, Mass., professed vows as a Dominican in 1944 and was ordained a priest in 1950. He served in Rhode Island, New York, […]
In his latest blog post, Archbishop Kurtz describes two experiences from the synod in Rome and shares a video from Canada’s Salt and Light that takes a look “inside the synod.” … It is getting more difficult to choose the best experiences to write about, but I would like to share two from yesterday. At […]
La Sra. Magdalena Gomez coloca una estatua de la Virgen de Guadalupe cerca del altar en la parroquia St. Edward durante la celebración parroquial de la Virgen de Guadalupe el día 12 de diciembre.
¡La Navidad esta cerca! Durante este tiempo, los saludo en el nombre de Jesucristo cuyo nacimiento celebraremos al prepararnos para una bendita Navidad con nuestras familias. Hablando de familias, aproximadamente hace 15 años fui pastor de una parroquia en Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Un día después de la escuela, vi a cuatro niñas esperando a que las […]
By Father David A. Cockson In the Gospel of Matthew, verses 1-17 of chapter one, the genealogy of Jesus is recorded by the author of this gospel. Of particular note is that the names of five women are mentioned therein: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba (Uriah’s wife) and the Blessed Virgin Mary. These women have been […]
By Leslie Buddeke Smart My family has been grounded in a strong religious faith for generations through the Methodist church. A quick Google search of the Hayes/Lyon family unveils the name of a veteran minister and Kentucky educator, Dr. A. P. Lyon. A clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, my great-great grandfather was at one […]
Grief has filled your hearts. John 16:6 It wouldn’t be October without having to endure Christmas music at the mall. Just when you thought Elvis was dead, the words of one holiday favorite float through the air. “I’ll have a blue Christmas without you.” I am convinced that song is perennially popular because so many […]
Editorials are not supposed to be personal. They’re not supposed to be filled with the ruminations of the writer. That is journalistic territory reserved for columnists and column writing. But here’s hoping you’ll forgive this lapse of newspaper decorum and allow an aging editor the chance to say goodbye. This is the last editorial I […]
The 33rd annual Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration, hosted by the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 W. Broadway. The community-wide family event will be filled with music, prayer, African drumming, food and a celebration of history. Cash donations will be accepted […]
The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry (OMM) and its Filipino Ministry will hold a Simbang Gabi Christmas Mass at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road. The service, for Filipino Catholics, means “night of worship” (it is pronounced “seem-bahng gab-bee.”) It is the Filipino way of “preparing for […]
The Church of the Epiphany, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road, will celebrate the completion of a $1.8 million renovation project on the Feast of the Epiphany, Jan. 4. The celebration will take place at 11:30 a.m. at a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz. Pastors from the Covenant Churches of Anchorage Presbyterian and St. […]
The radiography program at St. Catharine College in Springfield, Ky., received word last month that a new bachelor’s degree program has been approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The program received two-year accreditation from the committee. According to a news release from the college, Dawn McNeil, chair of the radiography […]