Press Releases

Four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Elementary Schools Win Blue Ribbon Awards

Today, the United States Department of Education announced that four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic elementary schools have been named 2015 Blue Ribbon Schools.  Two schools, St. Gabriel School (5503 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky.) and St. Mary Academy (11311 St. Mary … Continue reading


Last evening, Fr. Mark Spalding and Dr. Brian Reynolds met with school parents of St. Margaret Mary Parish School. This meeting was held to keep parents informed and to answer questions. The following information was shared at this meeting: Dr. … Continue reading


(Louisville, Ky.) – In September of 2014 during a regular audit at Holy Name Parish (2914 South Third Street, auditors of the Archdiocese discovered a possible theft at the parish by employee Lisa Roth.  Holy Name and its clustered parish, … Continue reading

Pastor On Leave of Absence

August 15, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – At the Saturday and Sunday Masses on August 15-16, the parishioners of St. Margaret Mary Parish (7813 Shelbyville Road) are being informed that their pastor, Father Stephen A. Pohl, has been placed on an … Continue reading

Archdiocese scholarship awarded to St. Agnes Parish School teacher

Kathleen Doyle receives full scholarship for Marian University graduate program August 12, 2015 (INDIANAPOLIS) – Kathleen Doyle, a fourth grade teacher at Saint Agnes Parish School in Louisville, will receive a full tuition scholarship to pursue a Master of Arts … Continue reading

Peter Bucalo, Shayne Duvall, and Jason Harris to be Ordained to the Priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville

May 15 (Louisville, Ky.) – On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will ordain Deacons Peter Bucalo, Shayne Duvall, and Jason Harris to the diocesan priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville.  The ordination will take … Continue reading

Marian University and Archdiocese of Louisville to offer scholarship

Program prepares Catholic School educators to be principals, administrators May 12, 2015 (INDIANAPOLIS) – Marian University, a Catholic university serving 2,750 students in Indianapolis, announced today a partnership with the Archdiocese of Louisville to offer a scholarship to a current … Continue reading

Statement on Trinity High School Drug Testing Policy

May 5, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – The Archdiocese applauds and supports Trinity High School as it implements its new random drug and alcohol testing policy. Trinity’s effort to provide students with the tool to say, “I can’t. My school tests,” … Continue reading

Lechleiter Family to Donate $1 Million to the Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville

Gift in Honor of Parents Jeanne and the Late John H. Lechleiter (Louisville, Ky.) – The Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville (the “Foundation”) announced today that the nine children of Jeanne and the late John H. Lechleiter, along with their … Continue reading

Archdiocese of Louisville Welcomes 521 New Members

February 13, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – Five hundred twenty-one individuals who are preparing to enter the Roman Catholic Church will be recognized during the “Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion” ceremonies at two locations.  The first will be … Continue reading