Robert Alan Glover has written for Global Sisters Report, the National Catholic Reporter, the Tennessee Register, Faith West Tennessee diocesan magazine, and Cross Roads diocesan magazine in Lexington, Kentucky. He lives in Lexington.

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While coping with losses, tornado victims also are hopeful about rebuilding

"As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, think of how different this Christmas will be for those who have lost so much," said Bishop John E. Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky, in the eastern part of the state.


We were born fitting the description

Commentary: As COVID-19 rages unchecked, I must add personal safety to my medical concerns, because my new organ must not be damaged — either by rioters, white supremacist vigilantes or an overzealous police response.

Reform advocates push for early release for non-violent prisoners during pandemic

Since the coronavirus pandemic has reached the nation's local jails and state prisons, with inmates testing positive in the thousands, Catholic prison ministers are arguing for early release for non-violent and vulnerable offenders.

In Tennessee, unity in response to vast tornado devastation

In the aftermath of a storm that produced seven tornadoes and caused widespread destruction in Tennessee, parishioners and volunteers are working long hours to help residents in need.