Archbishop Kurtz Blog


Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.

February 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


Winks From God

I like to share good news.  Below is a letter that movingly describes how things we do every day – a friendly greeting or a hospital visit from a pastor – can make a big difference in the lives of … Continue reading


Giving It Up for Lent

Want to learn everything possible about the season of Lent and much more?  Take the time to review this Lent-special web site prepared by the archdiocesan Office of Evangelization (thanks, Sal Della Bella).   I just saw it this morning … Continue reading


Lent, a Formation of the Heart

With us being snowed-in today on Mardi Gras, I have had time to create my Lenten budget. Heeding Jesus’ three-fold call for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, I believe that setting aside an amount to donate to good causes during Lent … Continue reading


Go Forth

Since Sunday, more than 500 Catholics leaders have gathered in Washington, DC at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering to pray, study and celebrate the Eucharist together.  This morning I gave the concluding homily and blessed these leaders as they travel to … Continue reading


February 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


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