Editorials & Commentary

Editorial – Nonsense of nuclear war

Those of us who spent our formative years in the 1950s or 1960s remember “living with the bomb,” as some sociologists called it back then. In elementary school, we routinely practiced getting under our desks and covering our heads with our arms and hands — the famous “duck and cover” drills. We were preparing for […]

An Encouraging Word – Knowledge vs. wisdom

Everything is lawful for me, but not everything is beneficial. I Corinthians 6:12 For me, The Dr. Phil Show can be disturbing, especially when he exposes some of the frightening trends among the young. Recently, he did a show on vicious cyber bullying, featuring two young women who were mortal enemies and who were using […]

Editorial – The ‘backside ministry’

Churchill Downs has “gone dark,” which in the Thoroughbred horse-racing business means the spring meet has ended. Many of the horses, including the first Triple Crown winner in decades, American Pharoah, have left the famed South End track. But many people are still there, people who work far from the limelight, far from the luxury […]

Liturgy Matters – Reservation of the Blessed Sacrament

Dr. Judy Bullock Why do Catholics reserve the Blessed Sacrament from the celebration of the liturgy? In one of the earliest accounts of the liturgy, Justin Martyr described how liturgy was celebrated in Rome in the year 150 A.D. In this description Justin reported that at the conclusion of the liturgy deacons were sent out […]

A Time to Speak – The life of my friend

By Ed Harpring “Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs, or anything else — God is in this person’s life. You can, you must try to seek God in every human life. Although the life of a person is a land full of […]

An Encouraging Word – Home sweet home

Come away and rest a while. Mark 6:31 Vacation time! Most take them; some simply avoid them for various reasons. Some people take them religiously, often going to the same spot like a favorite beach, a cabin in the mountains or a second home in the country. Others are like the woman from the mountains […]

Who will respond?

Pope Francis did something important in Bolivia last week. He fanned the flames of people who work for justice — here in Louisville and around the world. Speaking at the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa Cruz July 9, Pope Francis told activists  — from union representatives to fishermen — to continue their struggle […]