Archive | May 2013

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Sister Visitor Center seeks office supplies for new finance program

Sister Visitor Center, 2235 W. Market St., is in need of office supplies and other items for the charity’s new Family Financial Literacy Program. Among items needed are new tote bags, spiral notebooks, accordion file folders, pocket folders, calculators and gift cards of $5 or $10. Sister Visitor Center is part of Catholic Charities of […]

Epiphany organizes September bus trip to commemorate civil rights struggle

Epiphany Church is sponsoring a motor coach trip to Birmingham, Ala., to attend the “50th anniversary of Civil Rights in Birmingham” celebration Sept. 12 to 15. The trip will commemorate the struggle for civil rights that occurred in Birmingham in 1963. The trip will include tours of the city of Birmingham, of the Civil Rights […]

An Encouraging Word — Peter forgave himself

An Encouraging Word — Peter forgave himself

Peter was distressed that Jesus had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” John 21 It is one of life’s hardest things to do, forgiving others when they have disappointed and hurt us. But accepting forgiveness from others […]

Teaching Our Faith — Ministry of retired priests

For this final installment of teaching editorials about the various manifestations of priestly ministry, I am writing about the retired priest. Canon 538.3 states: “When a pastor has completed his seventy-fifth year of age he is asked to submit his resignation from office to the diocesan bishop, who, after considering all the circumstances of person […]

Time to Speak — To sacrifice for the good of others

By Father Jeffrey Shooner In the Air Force, I served as an intelligence officer with a specialization in target intelligence (analyzing critical nodes of a target system and how to disrupt that system). I have often been asked how it is possible to go from that career to the priesthood, usually with an expression of […]

Diocese of Lexington to mark 25th anniversary June 1 and 2

The Diocese of Lexington, Ky., which was created from parts of the Archdiocese of Louisville and the Diocese of Covington, Ky., is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend, June 1 and 2. Bishop of Lexington Ronald W. Gainer will celebrate a special 25th Anniversary Mass at 2:30 p.m. on June 2 at the Alltech Indoor […]

Time to Speak — Sisters seek a more sustainable world

By Keith L. Runyon Nuns on tractors? If a creative group of Roman Catholic sisters in Kentucky and neighboring states have their way, they can take leading roles in the world’s movement for sustainable agriculture. Did you know that faith communities are linked to 85 percent of the world’s population? Or that they own seven […]