Catholic Charities Accepting Donations for Victims of Tornadoes

May 21, 2013

(Louisville, KY) The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville is coordinating donations through its local Catholic Charities agency in the aftermath of devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas.

Parishes have been encouraged to hold a special collection for relief efforts. Funds collected will be forwarded to Catholic Charities, Louisville to be directed to Catholic Charities USA. Catholic Charities USA will coordinate relief efforts with the appropriate dioceses.  

 Individual donations also may be sent to Catholic Charities at the address below. (Please […]

2013-05-22T07:58:17+00:00May 22nd, 2013|2013 Press Releases|

Nicholas John Brown and Christopher Bradley Lubecke to be Ordained to the Priesthood For the Archdiocese of Louisville

May 16, 2013

(Louisville, KY) On Saturday, May 25, 2013, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., will ordain Nicholas John Brown and Christopher Bradley Lubecke to the diocesan priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville. The ordination will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street. 

Nicholas John Brown, 31, is a native of Louisville and is the son of Michael and Denise Brown. He received his bachelor of arts in Catholic Studies from […]

2013-05-22T07:55:46+00:00May 22nd, 2013|2013 Press Releases|

Meeting with the Dalai Lama

JEKDalaiLamaUsually when I walk to the Yum Center in Louisville, it is for a Cardinals basketball game. This morning was different. At 8:40 a.m., it would be my privilege to meet face to face with the Dalai Lama. I was not sure of what we would discuss, but I was honored by this privilege.

I brought two small gifts: one, a parchment with the famous “Prayer for Peace” in Spanish by Saint […]

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

Bishop Flaget in Kentucky

Recently, our archdiocesan archivist, Fr. Dale Cieslik, shared a fascinating recording about our first bishop, Benedict Joseph Flaget, who served 40 years as bishop (1810-1850). This 30-minute audio was produced some time in the 1960s; the organization that produced it apparently no longer exists, so we had some difficulty pinning down the exact year. 

Produced by the American Catholic Heritage Recordings and pressed by the RCIA Victor Custom Record Department, this recording features former NBC “Today” Show anchor, Frank Blair.  Mr. […]

2017-10-13T15:53:08+00:00May 16th, 2013|Archbishop's Blog|

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz on Franciscan Media’s Call To Discipleship Podcast

The new evangelization invites us all to enter into relationship with Jesus Christ and the members of His Church. On Franciscan Media Production’s American Catholic Radio program Called To Discipleship, bishops of the United States discuss how this call is realized. In this segment, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Louisville, talks with host Sharon Cross about the family and the call to discipleship. Click here to listen to […]

2013-05-13T13:01:37+00:00May 13th, 2013|Archbishop's Blog|