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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vets are finding a way home

In case you missed it in May, The Record reported that the Coalition for the Homeless’ 2014 census showed a decline in homelessness. That same document noted a significant decrease in homelessness among the city’s veterans. It is a significant and remarkably positive development. Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fischer has said he hopes to end […]

Editorial — Do you hear the bell toll?

Editorial — Do you hear the bell toll?

It’s time to set aside arguments about climate change and its causes. There’s no doubt that people are suffering because of changing weather patterns and resource depletion on this earth. And we have a moral imperative — enunciated so clearly by Pope Francis in his encyclical — to do something about it. His document, “Laudato […]

Editorial — The pope is a phenomenon

It may well be that the world and the church have in the past seen a pope become a social phenomenon. But it seems unlikely that there has been a pope who has captured the world’s imagination and interest as firmly and repeatedly as has Pope Francis. In one January week alone, he was the […]

Editorial — Priests share God’s love

Editorial — Priests share God’s love

Judging by the crowd that filled the Cathedral of the Assumption May 30 to overflowing, the three men ordained priests that day have, at the very least, two things going for them. First, they’ve obviously touched the lives of hundreds of people already. They’ve connected to people in the parishes where they served as seminarians […]