Conversations is a monthly, 30-minute television show in which I participate in an ongoing conversation about the Archdiocese of Louisville, my involvement with the larger Church (both nationally and globally), and issues of faith in general. In the third segment from our January 2018 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I discuss the Church’s approach to immigrants and refugees.
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By Cindy Wooden
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Vatican efforts to honor those who suffer and die for their faith while trying to negotiate with oppressive regimes to expand religious freedom have been fraught with criticism and real pain for more than 50 years.
For example, whether Vatican diplomatic efforts during the Cold War helped ensure the survival of the Catholic Church behind the Iron Curtain or amounted to appeasing evil is still a subject of scholarly debate.
But, unfortunately, the topic is [...]
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' migration committee said Jan. 30 that the Catholic bishops welcomed the Trump administration's proposal to give "Dreamers" a path to citizenship, but at the same time, they are "deeply troubled" about the plan's "impact on family unity."
On Jan. 26, the White House released a proposal offering a path to citizenship for approximately 1.8 million of the so-called Dreamers and asking for a $25 billion investment in a border wall and other security measures. The [...]
On Saturday, January 27, I attended the 150th anniversary celebration of Saint Catherine Academy in New Haven, Kentucky. Below is a speech delivered at that event by Megan Culver, an 8th grader at the school. I believe she did an exceptionally superb job in presenting the gift of her school, and this is a wonderful reflection for Catholic Schools Week. Please continue to pray for the strength of Catholic schools and in gratitude for all those who have benefited over these […]
Below is a great article about the White Mass, courtesy of the Great Louisville Medical Society. The article appeared in the December 2017 edition of the GLMS’ publication, Louisville Medicine.
Louisville physicians and health care workers were celebrated at the annual White Mass by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz at the Cathedral of the Assumption on October 22. Dozens of physicians and health care workers sat in the pews, listening to readings and songs before reciting the White Mass Pledge provided by […]
January 26, 2018
Immaculata Observes Catholic Schools Week with a Presentation of Patron Saints and Valentines for the Elderly and Priests
(Louisville, Ky.) On Friday, February 2 at 1:30 p.m., Immaculata Classical Academy (6010 Preston Highway) high school students will perform an act of mercy by making Valentines for the elderly and for priests who visit the school to celebrate Mass.
On Tuesday-Friday, January 30 to February 2, at 8:00 a.m. each morning, the secondary students will present the patron saint for each […]
We read and hear so much about the Catholic Church and science being miles apart. Here is a great conversation on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that shows how science-friendly the Church is and has been!