Press Releases

Calendar Advisory: Accommodate 2014

October 10, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Please run the following announcement in community calendars or air on public service announcements:  The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Lifelong Formation and Education is sponsoring the annual ACCOMMODATE 2014: A College Night for Students Seeking … Continue reading

Four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Elementary Schools Win Blue Ribbon Awards

September 30, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Today, the United States Department of Education announced that four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic elementary schools have been named 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools.  Two schools, St. Aloysius (212 Mount Mercy Drive, Pewee Valley, Ky.) and St. … Continue reading

Mass Celebrates 75 Years of Catholic Charities Providing Help and Creating Hope

September 23, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) On Sunday, September 28, at 9:30 a.m., the Archdiocese of Louisville will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Catholic Charities with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Kurtz at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. 5th Street.  … Continue reading


September 22, 2014 Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville will hold a Catholic Elementary Open House Day on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Families interested in Catholic education may visit any elementary school between the hours of 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. or … Continue reading

Catholic Elementary Teachers Gather for Opening School Rally

August 7, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Approximately 750 teachers from 37 Catholic elementary schools will gather on Friday, August 8 to celebrate the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. This event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at … Continue reading

David Alvin Cockson to be Ordained to the Priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville

May 27, 2014 (Louisville, KY) On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will ordain Deacon David Alvin Cockson to the diocesan priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville.  The ordination will take place at 11:00 a.m. at … Continue reading

Catholic School Spring Break Week for 2014-2015 School Year Changed

May 14, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Based upon the change in the Spring Break dates on the part of Jefferson County Public Schools, Catholic school leaders overwhelmingly recommended that Catholic schools in Jefferson County adjust the 2015 Spring Break dates to be consistent … Continue reading

Statement – Reverend R. Joseph Hemmerle

May 9, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) On May 8, an individual made a report of sexual abuse to the Archdiocese of Louisville. He reported that as a child he had been sexually abused in the 1970s by Father Joseph Hemmerle. Per the … Continue reading

Official – Reverend R. Joseph Hemmerle

May 12, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) The following official notice is being published in The Record newspaper: Father R. Joseph Hemmerle is on administrative leave as pastor of Holy Cross and St. Francis Parishes due to an accusation of sexual abuse … Continue reading

Archdiocese of Louisville Welcomes 448 New Members

March 4, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Four hundred forty-eight 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 on Saturday, … Continue reading