• Die before you die

    By David Reeves, guest columnist

    Almost every day, I take a walk through a sea of headstones. Most of them are small and identical. A few are imposing and ornate. All of us end up at such a place, or in an urn, or in a lab at a medical school. But death is not the great Satan. It is the flip-side of the coin of life. And in linear terms, you will be dead much longer than you will be alive. This is not morbid, it’s just reality. Woody Allen had a good line: “I don’t mind dying; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

  • Founders of St. Catharine College release statement on closing

    While the closing of St. Catharine College will leave the campus empty of students, the Domincan Sisters of Peace are not going anywhere, according to Prioress Sr. Patricia Twohill.

    In an open letter addressed to the “Central Kentucky Community,” Twohill speaks on behalf of the sisters, who founded the college in 1931.

  • Religion Notes for June 17, 2016

    Youth Sunday

  • Keep focused in finding your calling

    This is a true story about Clark Edwards, a man I admire and have looked up to as a mentor in the faith for a long time. Years ago, he asked me to accompany him in his prison ministry, to sing songs and share whatever was on my heart, and I have been with him on many occasions since. I usually begin the services with worship and he follows with a sermon and always gives an invitation for anyone to receive Christ as their Lord. Sometimes he will also sing an old hymn without any music and you can feel the presence of God saturating the atmosphere.

  • RELIGION NOTES: June 3, 2016

    Loretto Motherhouse concert

    Gary Jeriha, a Franciscan brother from Indiana, will give a piano and organ concert at Loretto Motherhouse Sunday, June 5, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. All are welcome.

    Graduate recognition service

  • Opinion: Gunslingers

    By David Reeves

    When I was a young man, I worked several years as an actor/director with West Texas Productions. We did a “comic” gunfight show for Six Flags Amusement Parks. The standard plot had three bad guys come into town and call out the lawman and his deputy. The good guys and bad guys bantered for awhile á la Hee Haw, then they slapped leather. The good guys always won and the bad guys always died. Yippie! If it were so easy.

  • People & Places: Inspired by India

    Kristal Monroe may be back in the states, but a recent trip to India has her eager to help from home.

    “I didn’t know a lot about India when I went,” Monroe said. “It was eye-opening to see how other people live.”

    Monroe made the trip with an Atlanta mission group after being invited by a pastor she had grown up with.

    The group flew into Chennai and then took a six-hour train ride into Tenali, where they would spend the majority of their time for the two-week mission.

  • Be prepared with something useful

    It seems that I’m getting more phone calls these days for debt consolidation, paying off student loans, keeping the IRS off my back, etc. For the record, I thankfully don’t need any of those assists. Along with them, I am also getting texts entitled “Discover Twitter,” and offers of social media apps for my cell phone. I don’t need those either!

  • RELIGION NOTES: May 27, 2016

    Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28. Special guests include the Samaritans of Louisville and the Cumbos. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Mill Creek Baptist Church Farmers Market and Bake Sale

  • Religion notes for May 20, 2016

    Pancake breakfast