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Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.

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!


Imagine

As we begin Holy Week, I would like to share this reflection, written for Holy Thursday, for the publication Give Us This Day:  Pope Francis has touched the Catholic imagination by humbly washing and kissing the feet of those he … Continue reading


March 2015 Conversations, Segment 3

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 third segment … Continue reading


March 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


“New Day” for Catholic Education

I can’t wait for next Wednesday’s Salute dinner to benefit the Catholic Education Foundation and to honor – to salute – exemplary Catholic school grads of the past.  This will be the silver jubilee for this event, and I must … Continue reading


Catholic News Service Interview

Yesterday (March 11), I talked to Catholic News Service about the Tuesday, March 10 statement regarding religious persecution released by the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Here is a video of that interview.         


Welcome Bishop-Elect Stowe!

My statement on the appointment of Bishop-elect John Stowe as the third bishop of Lexington. Statement I give thanks to God for the wonderful news that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop-elect John Stowe, O.F.M. Conv. as the third Bishop of … Continue reading