After Boston Tragedy, We Must Be Light in Darkness

The routine of Monday’s workday was blown apart by incoming reports of bombs exploding at the finish line of the iconic Boston Marathon. Someone’s, or some group’s, hatred of the way life’s race is being run motivated them to detonate hidden...

What Basketball Teaches Us About the Common Good

Amid all the game playing in Washington and in Frankfort, Ky., perhaps there is a lesson to be learned from Kentucky’s other religion: basketball. Recently, the Courier-Journal sports section questioned whether University of Louisville center Gorgui Dieng is...

Answers Elusive for Refugees in Morocco

We left the Hotel Oujda at 6:30 a.m. to catch the train to Fez. It was a relief to check out of the 1970s-looking hotel that could qualify as shabby-chic if the owners had been going for that look intentionally. There are many fine hotels in Morocco. This wasn’t...

Can We Agree There’s More to Life?

“Religion is a fairytale,” someone scribbled on a wall in pink sidewalk chalk outside Carmichael’s Bookstore on Bardstown Road. A few days later someone smudged out the word “Religion.” It wasn’t me. Even if I am a company man,...