To Walk, To Build, To Profess Christ Crucified

In 1999 when appointed Bishop of Knoxville, I had the task of seeking an appropriate episcopal motto. That motto is the title of this bi-weekly column, “Hope in the Lord,” and I pulled it from Psalm 31. The lengthy Psalm 31 has been divided into three parts and is one of the psalms that forms the daily Office of Readings. When choosing an Episcopal motto, I remember how moved I was every Monday of the 2nd cycle of 4 weeks as […]

2017-10-13T15:53:08+00:00November 20th, 2013|Archbishop's Blog|

Calendar Advisory – Catholic High School Placement Test

November 18, 2013  Students in grade 8 who wish to attend a Catholic high school next year are required to take the Catholic high school placement test scheduled on Saturday, December 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Students take the test at the Catholic high school they plan to attend. They must bring a $10 fee and two #2 pencils.  Information about the location of the high schools can be found at

The placement test helps Catholic secondary schools […]

Nine Individuals Receive Papal Honors

November 18, 2013 (Louisville, Ky.) Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. is presenting papal honors granted to nine men and women by Pope Francis.  This prayer service and presentation will take place on Sunday, November 24, 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 435 South Fifth Street.  This event is open to the public, and a reception will follow the ceremony.

According to Archbishop Kurtz: “These honors are being bestowed to those who serve Christ and His people through their witness of […]

2017-10-13T15:53:08+00:00November 18th, 2013|2013 Press Releases|

Lessons in Stewardship: Saint Mary Academy

November 14, 2013 (Louisville, Ky.)  Stewardship Education/Food Pantry: From Monday, November 11 through Thursday, November 21, Saint Mary Academy (11311 St. Mary Lane, Prospect, Ky.) third-graders will be collecting food for the Eastern Area Ministries and the Immaculate Conception Church’s (LaGrange, Ky.) food pantry.  Students will collect canned goods and non-perishable food in conjunction with their stewardship studies about those who are hungry.

Blanket Project: Sixth through eighth grade students at Saint Mary Academy will gather to make blankets […]

2017-10-13T15:53:08+00:00November 18th, 2013|2013 Press Releases, Catholic Schools Press Releases|

Bishop Trautman Speaks at Epiphany Parish on the Constitution on Sacred Liturgy

November 7, 2013 (Louisville, KY) Bishop Donald W. Trautman, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Erie, will speak on “The Legacy Of The Constitution On The Sacred Liturgy And Its Significance For The Life Of The Church” on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Epiphany Parish, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road, Louisville.  This event will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Worship Center of the parish. 

The Catholic Community of Epiphany is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution […]

2013-11-07T15:07:03+00:00November 7th, 2013|2013 Press Releases|

Every Day Saints of God

I love all Saints Day. Besides the famous saints we all know, November 1 is the time for all the unsung heroes – people you and I know that have that aura of sanctity about them – often very humble faithful people who go unnoticed by the world.  As we continue to hear echoes of the Second Vatican Council, certainly the universal call to holiness is a keystone.  In response to our baptismal call, we should say that we all […]

2017-10-13T15:53:08+00:00November 7th, 2013|Archbishop's Blog|