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An Encouraging Word — Learn by listening in

An Encouraging Word — Learn by listening in

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35 Jesus had a large circle of friends. Today we get an inside glimpse at three of those friends: Martha, her sister Mary and their brother Lazarus from the little town of Bethany, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. It was that special place in the life of Jesus where he and his […]

Editorial — There’s blame to go around

There’s enough blame to go around for what happened last weekend, for the violence that began on the Big Four Bridge and then spread to other parts of downtown Louisville. There’s the young people themselves — the ones who went on a rampage and beat up generally helpless people and made fun of those who […]

Clustered parishes create ‘collaborative’

Clustered parishes create ‘collaborative’

By Marnie McAllister, Record Assistant Editor Large Stations of the Cross at the historic St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, at 1020 E. Burnett Ave., were restored recently with fresh, deeply pigmented paint that gives a lifelike appearance to the moments of Christ’s Passion. The restoration brought the stations “back to life,” said the church’s administrator, Father […]

Conference crowd fills St. Michael Church

Conference crowd fills St. Michael Church

By Glenn Rutherford, Record Editor The organizers of the third annual Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Men’s Conference were hoping to fill the new St. Michael Church with around 800 people on March 22. And their wish — as a result of a great deal of effort — came true. The crowd was the largest in […]

Belleza, sacralidad de vida humana vistas en su fragilidad, dice el papa

Por Catholic News Service CIUDAD DEL VATICANO — La fragilidad de la vida humana es parte de su belleza y es algo que la gente verdaderamente aprende solamente estando cerca de, compartiendo con y atendiendo a aquellos que están sufriendo, dijo el papa Francisco. “Aun en el sufrimiento nadie está jamás solo porque Dios, en su […]

Forum hears first-hand tale of trafficking

Forum hears first-hand tale of trafficking

By Amy Taylor, Special to The Record BARDSTOWN, Ky. — Holly Austin Smith was just 14 when she met the man who forced her into sex slavery. It was the summer after her eighth-grade graduation — June of 1992. The teen said she was tormented by feelings of self-hatred, loneliness and depression. As she walked […]

Dominican Sisters of Peace adopt stance on gun control

The Dominican Sisters of Peace and their associate members, Associates of Peace, announced March 10 that they have adopted a “corporate stance” related to gun control and mental health care. “In the United States, we will advocate for common-sense gun control laws,” the stance says, “such as requiring universal background checks before purchasing guns; banning […]