Archbishop Kurtz Blog


Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.

Rest In Peace, Fr. Cyprian Davis, O.S.B.

Yesterday, Fr. Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., died.  Fr. Cyprian was professor emeritus of Church history at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and has been very involved with the Archdiocese throughout his distinguished service to the Church. Here is the statement … Continue reading


International Religious Persecution A Century Ago and Today

Last Thursday I arrived at the Washington National Cathedral in D.C. and was so impressed by the sheer majesty of this historic cathedral of the Episcopalian Church.  Set back from Wisconsin Avenue, the soaring, majestic building has been the scene … Continue reading


Francis: The World is His Parish

I have known Dr. Dwight Moody, a friend and Baptist minister, since shortly after I came to Louisville as Archbishop almost 8 years ago.  Together with Fr. Martin Linebach, I became involved with the Academy of Preachers, which Dwight founded … Continue reading


Catholic Schools Exist to Proclaim Good News of Jesus Christ

This week, the Catholic Education Daily, an online publication of the Cardinal Newman Society, published an article about Catholic schools based upon an interview with me.  In the interview, I was asked about the importance of Catholic education, especially in light … Continue reading


Is the Legal System Ready for All the Acrimony over Matrimony?

As the Supreme Court prepares to consider the definition of marriage, the public debate grows only more rancorous. The Court’s deliberations will hopefully take place more prudently than the fractious public debate. As president of the United States Conference of … Continue reading


April 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


April 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


My Vocation and the Influence of Women in Consecrated Life

In 2013, Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life would be celebrated throughout the world, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014.  In doing so, he chose the theme:  “Wake up the world!” This is … Continue reading


Give A Child A Break

On March 18, the Catholic Education Foundation held the 25th Salute to Catholic School Alumni Dinner, which I talked about in my column here.   I was privileged to be the keynote speaker at that event and think you will … Continue reading


Easter Message 2015

Below, I share my Easter Message for 2015. Please know of my prayers for a blessed Easter season for you and your family. May God bless you!