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Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.

December 2014 Conversations, Segment 2

Conversations is a monthly, 30-minute television show in which I participate in an ongoing conversation about the Archdiocese of Louisville, my involvement with the larger Church (both nationally and globally), and issues of faith in general. In the second segment … Continue reading


Hope in the Lord — The Immaculate Conception, the protection of human dignity

This Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, marked my 15th anniversary as a bishop. I love that I was ordained for service to Christ and his people on this special feast of the Blessed Mother. Some confuse the … Continue reading


December 2014 Conversations, Segment 1

Conversations is a monthly, 30-minute television show in which I participate in an ongoing conversation about the Archdiocese of Louisville, my involvement with the larger Church (both nationally and globally), and issues of faith in general. In the first segment … Continue reading


Evangelization: Christ Draws Us to Himself

I just finished reading the book, Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It by Jennifer Fulwiler.  Her title is taken from a quote from C.S. Lewis: “All that we call human history … (is) … Continue reading


Interview with CTV Scranton

I wrote in an earlier blog (October 29) about my visit to the University of Scranton to give the keynote address for the 13th annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on DisABILITY.  While there, I talked to Daniel Gallagher of Catholic Television … Continue reading


Faithfully Living the Gospel: Let’s Walk Together

Below is my presidential address, delivered on November 10, for the November Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Archbishop Vigano, brother bishops, friends all,  I had never met Paolo Rodari until he asked to sit down with … Continue reading


Families and Persons with a Disability

My good friend growing up, Ed Leahy, asked me to give the keynote talk at the 13th Conference on Disability at the University of Scranton. He and I have been friends since grade school and have kept in touch all … Continue reading


Synod Blog – October 19, 2014

Looking back on this Extraordinary Synod, I was very inspired by the Holy Father’s heart of compassion and desire to walk with people. I am reminded of Christ who looked on the crowds of people and “his heart was moved with pity for them.” … Continue reading


Synod Blog – October 16, 2014

As I write this entry, we are in the middle of the 2nd week of the Synod on family.  I ask for your prayers. You may recall that my prayer at the beginning of the Synod was threefold: that confidence … Continue reading


Hopes and Expectations for the Synod

I talked with Catholic News Service about the Synod on Challenges Facing the Family in the Context of Evangelization and our hopes for it.