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A Time to Speak – Hatred is insidious; it is evil

A Time to Speak – Hatred is insidious; it is evil

By Father Jeffrey D. Gatlin When talking about racial issues, I know that whatever I write today may be supported by some and others may be offended. I offer these thoughts as I struggle to try and somehow understand the presence of evil. On June 17, a young white man walked into an African-American church […]

Anniversary of Filipino Ministry to be celebrated

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry will celebrate the second anniversary of the establishment of the office’s Filipino Ministry with a Mass July 19. The Mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road. The inaugural Mass for the Filipino ministry was held in July of 2013 […]

Pope’s visits to Cuba, U.S. to highlight families, charity, tolerance

Pope’s visits to Cuba, U.S. to highlight families, charity, tolerance

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic’s approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit. Visiting both Cuba and the United States on the same […]

South Carolinians pay tribute to slain pastor-senator

By Amy Wise Taylor, Catholic News Service COLUMBIA, S.C. (CNS) — The crowd that poured onto the Capitol grounds June 24 to mourn a slain state senator and pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was a tribute not just to him, but to each of the victims shot a week earlier at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal […]

Supreme court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide. “The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy for the 5-4 […]

USCCB president calls Supreme Court ruling on marriage ‘tragic error’

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference called the Supreme Court’s June 26 marriage ruling “a tragic error” and he urged Catholics to move forward with faith “in the unchanging truth about marriage being between one man and one woman. “Regardless of what a narrow majority of the […]

Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

By Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide. “The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy for the 5-4 […]