• There is more to being rich than having money

    By Billy Holland

    We often hear the phrase, “it’s all about the money,” but nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to hope and a sense of spiritual well-being.

  • Nelson County natives among Ursuline Sisters celebrating jubilees this year

    Four Nelson County natives and three other Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who ministered in Nelson County are celebrating jubilees of religious profession this year.

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Making the decision to place our hope in God

    Hope is one of those dynamic words that deserves the title of catalyst when it comes to change. It is a spiritual attribute that God’s people should have on hand at any given moment because it is filled with life, enthusiasm and energy.

  • RELIGION NOTES: March 24

    Gospel singing
    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Special guests will be Victory Road. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Sisters of Charity of Nazareth seeking volunteers

  • RELIGION NOTES: March 17

    New Ecumenical Bible study
    A new seven-week Ecumenical Bible study, Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted, with Priscilla Schirer will be 7-8:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 209 N. Second St. For more information or to register, call Linda Sonne (502) 507-9778.

    Introduction to Centering Prayer workshop

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Compassion and mercy are the heart of God

    For those who have visited a nursing home or a medical care facility, you know what I mean when I refer to these places as difficult and uncomfortable. The sights and sounds are difficult for our emotions to process and explain why many would rather avoid them altogether.

    I have heard people say they do not like hospitals, nursing homes or funerals, and this is usually because they provoke us to think more deeply.

  • >> RELIGION NOTES : March 10, 2017

    Centering Prayer workshop

    Contemplative Outreach of Kentucky is offering an Introduction to Centering Prayer workshop hosted by St. Catharine Motherhouse, Hwy. 150 west of Springfield, on Sunday, April 2, 1:30-5 p.m. The ancient form of prayer without words is helpful for those who desire to be aware of God within self. Everyone is welcome. Presenters will be Bill McGiveney and Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, OP. Suggested donation is $25. For registration, call or email: 859-481-6238 or lamondaop@gmail.com.

  • Darkness cannot overcome the light of God

    Billy Holland

    religion columnist


    It’s amazing to think that without light, there is complete darkness. Thank God, every morning he directs the sun to rise, which allows us to see without stumbling and having to feel our way around like blind people.

    Spiritually speaking, we were all born into spiritual darkness and are only given our vision when we invite Christ to transform us into a new creation.

  • ‘To dust you shall return’
  • RELIGION NOTES: March 3, 2017

    Loretto Motherhouse concert

    Rob Collier will present his composition for chamber ensemble, Canon in 9 Sections, at 7 p.m. March 6, at the Loretto Motherhouse. Collier will play keyboard along with Scott Moore and Cheyenne Mize, violins; Michael Hill, viola; Nick Wooldridge, double bass; and Ben Aguilar, electronics. Admission is free. All are welcome.

    Annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards banquet