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Archbishop’s blog – ‘Lingering’ and the new evangelization

Late last week, I visited five priests at Nazareth Home and was amazed to find that it took two hours! It was delightful! Lingering always seems to have that effect. As a society, we don’t seem to linger much anymore. It’s fast-paced, efficient, and packed to the brim. This is the American way. I grew […]

First of six Holy Hours for life, liberty and marriage will be Jan. 5

First of six Holy Hours for life, liberty and marriage will be Jan. 5

A special Mass and Holy Hour for life, marriage and religious liberty will be held at St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Ky., on Jan. 5, 2013. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will preside at the 8 a.m. Mass and a eucharistic Holy Hour will follow. This is the first of six Holy Hours which the archbishop […]

An Encouraging Word – ‘Good news of great joy’

By Father J. Ronald Knott Do not be afraid. I proclaim to you good news of great joy for all the people. Luke 2:1-14 I think it is worth noting that the first words from heaven after Jesus was born were these, “Do not be afraid!” “Do not be afraid because I have good news […]

A message for Christmas

From Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz Christmas is a time for gift giving and a great time to reflect upon two gifts that we receive at Christmas. First, we receive the gift of belonging more deeply to the family of God, and second, we have the opportunity to allow God to uncover our inherent dignity so […]

Helpers bring Christmas to 300 families

Helpers bring Christmas to 300 families

By Marnie McAllister, Record Assistant Editor Thanks to the efforts of parishes, schools and businesses around the Archdiocese of Louisville, 300 impoverished families are receiving children’s Christmas gifts and some basic household supplies this week from Sister Visitor Center. The generosity of both volunteers and donors brought tears to the eyes of the charity’s manager, Ursuline […]

Kwanzaa Celebration to be Dec. 29

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry (OMM) will host the 31st annual Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration at 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 W. Broadway. Kwanzaa, which means “first fruits” of the harvest in Swahili, is a seven-day harvest festival celebrated Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. It is a celebration […]

Collection helps the needy

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: On Christmas Day we celebrate the “Word became flesh.” In Scripture, we read that the Word  — Jesus — came not to be served, but to serve. By word and action, Jesus expressed concern for the poor, the disenfranchised, the ill, and those who had lost a sense of […]