Archbishop Kurtz Blog


Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.

Forty-Two Years of Standing Up for Life

I am in Washington DC for another January March for Life! My public action on this issue began 42 years ago in January 1973, when I was ordained a priest just 10 months. At that time, I wrote a letter … Continue reading


January 2015 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


“Here am I, Lord; send me.”

This past Sunday I celebrated Mass at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption and the wonderful Cathedral choir, echoing the second reading for the day from 1 Samuel Chapter 3, provided the beautifully moving “Anthem of Dedication” by … Continue reading


January 2015 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


The Power of a Hospital Visit: Reaching out to Announce the Good News of Jesus

Recently I got a copy of a letter written to one of our priests in the Archdiocese.  It described how powerfully a small act of reaching out can lead to great effects in the lives of others. This priest was … Continue reading


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