Courier Journal Story about Fr. Charles Dittmeier

I was delighted to open the Courier-Journal on Wednesday and read a wonderful story by reporter Chris Kenning about our own Fr. Charles Dittmeier, who ministers in Cambodia.  In case you didn’t see the story, below is a link to the text.  The Archdiocese will be making a donation to Fr. Charlie’s ministry.

Louisville Priest Helps Create Sign Language for Deaf in Cambodia

 The Courier-Journal graciously granted us permission to reprint this story but we can’t use the photos because the […]

2013-08-30T11:42:53+00:00August 30th, 2013|Archbishop's Blog|

Québec, Knights of Columbus, and Our Blessed Mother

At the Knights of Columbus Convention in San Antonio earlier this month, Knights gathered from virtually every corner of the earth and thanked God for a vibrant year. (Our Kentucky delegates, led by State Deputy Bill Schmidt, were there in good numbers and were honored for growth in our state.) Grand Knight Carl Anderson highlighted the year as a time of vibrant growth and great charity – resonating with Pope Francis’ call for tender mercy for all – with astounding numbers […]

2017-10-13T15:53:08+00:00August 29th, 2013|Archbishop's Blog|

CatholicTV, Knights of Columbus and the The Gift of Joy

Earlier this month, I attended the Knights of Columbus Convention in San Antonio, Texas and had the privilege to join CatholicTV from the Archdiocese of Boston for an interview about the Knights and the new book I co-authored, Gift of Joy.  I always enjoy visiting with the good folks from CatholicTV. Please note their appreciation for our own television show, Conversations, which is aired on the CatholicTV network



2013-08-19T14:50:50+00:00August 19th, 2013|Archbishop's Blog|

Deacons: Heralds of the Gospel

The Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released a survey conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate: “A Portrait of the Permanent Diaconate: A Study for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2012-2013.”  This study presents results from a national survey of United States diaconate directors.

The study presents an overview of the characteristics of deacons in the United States and yields some interesting statistics.  Of the approximately 14,780 […]

2017-10-13T15:53:08+00:00August 15th, 2013|Archbishop's Blog|

Deacon Denny Nash Writes About The Diaconate

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The Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations just released a survey conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate: “A Portrait of the Permanent Diaconate: A Study for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2012-2013.”  

Here is a link to it.

I am writing today, however, because as part of the roll-out for the survey, the Secretariat commissioned several blog posts from permanent deacons serving in […]

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

Catholic Elementary Teachers Gather for Opening School Rally

August 5, 2013

Approximately 750 teachers from 38 Catholic elementary schools will gather on Friday, August 9 to celebrate the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. This event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon at St. Peter the Apostle Parish, 5431 Johnsontown Road. The theme is “Open the Door of Faith.” Archbishop Joseph Kurtz will present an extended homily during the Mass on the new evangelization and the importance of a strong Catholic identity and a firm catechetical foundation […]

2013-08-05T14:50:45+00:00August 5th, 2013|2013 Schools Press Releases, Catholic Schools Press Releases|