Sacramental registers reveal bonds of early Catholic communities

It’s February and the stores are no doubt filled with chocolates, roses and more heart decorations than a cardiologist convention. St. Valentine’s Day is just another day that Catholics can stand back and truly appreciate how deeply rooted and influential our beloved faith is on Western culture. Catholic or not, it is a feast day that nobody wants to be left out of.

Our Catholic church picnics: The sacred and the savory

It has been a long time coming, but after the hiatus last year, picnic season is back. Men’s groups, cooking teams, and Knights of Columbus will start striking up the grills and boiling the burgoo. Though these events have gotten smaller over the years, they have deep cultural roots that undergird many parishes.

‘Our Eucharistic Lord’

Corpus Christi ceremony at Mount Saint Joseph on May 30, 1948. COURTESY OF MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH ARCHIVESThe historical roots of the Corpus Christi procession in the Diocese of Owensboro BY EDWARD WILSON, ARCHIVES Thousands of onlookers stand reverently on rain-sodden...