Time to Speak

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 […]

A Time to Speak – Racism: ‘What can I do?’

A Time to Speak – Racism: ‘What can I do?’

By Deacon James R. Turner On June 10, 2015, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), delivered a statement on race relations to their General Assembly. I want to applaud Archbishop Kurtz for addressing this critical subject with the U.S. bishops and for addressing the issues and concerns that […]

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 […]

A Time to Speak — A View from the Pew

By Jason Beitz For about five or six years, when I was in my mid-20s, there was something inside calling me to establish a relationship with God. It started with prayer and reading Scripture, then researching every religion I could find. At one point I considered converting to Judaism or Buddhism. I attended various Christian […]

A Time to Speak — Everybody counts

A Time to Speak — Everybody counts

By Loretta O’Leary Aberli On a frigid February night, while most Louisvillians were scurrying to the closest grocery to “stock up” for predicted bad weather, a small group of Holy Trinity Church parishioners gathered in the parish Youth Center to learn about Down syndrome. Mary Jean Gandolfo, our pastoral associate, arranged this event to coincide […]

A Time to Speak — Reflecting on the beatification of Archbishop Romero

A Time to Speak — Reflecting on the beatification of Archbishop Romero

By Father James Flynn Thirty five years ago, on March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero-Gadalmez was martyred as he was celebrating Mass by an assassin’s marksmanship. The reputed assassin, Alvaro Rafael Saravia, was a member of Salvador’s infamous military “death squads.” Earlier he had graduated from the U.S. “School of the Americas” in Ft. […]

A Time to Speak — A View from the Pew

A Time to Speak — A View from the Pew

By Kevin Sedelmeier I felt ready for Easter. I had read the little black Lenten book with stories and Scripture passages for the past 40 days. I had attended the Passion Play at St. Pius X Church. So, as we pulled into our neighborhood Holy Saturday night — after attending a live show featuring some […]