Press Releases

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

Catholic Charities Holds Rice Bowl Lunch

February 13, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) On Wednesday, February 19, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Catholic Charities of Louisville will hold an event for Catholic school students to learn about Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program.  This will be held at Holy Cross … Continue reading

Archdiocese of Louisville Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

January 21, 2014 Nearly 20,000 students and 1,500 faculty and staff at 47 Catholic elementary and secondary schools will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week from January 26-February 1, 2014. The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities … Continue reading