Interview with CTV Scranton

I wrote in an earlier blog (October 29) about my visit to the University of Scranton to give the keynote address for the 13th annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on DisABILITY.  While there, I talked to Daniel Gallagher of Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton (CTV) about my keynote address and about my participation in the Synod on the Family in Rome. Here is that interview:

2017-10-13T15:53:05+00:00November 18th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

Calendar Advisory – Catholic High School Placement Test

November 12, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) 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 13, 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 […]

2014-11-12T10:01:32+00:00November 12th, 2014|2014 Press Releases, 2014 Schools Press Releases|

Major New Initiatives Announced for Catholic Elementary Schools

November 6, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Today, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz and Richard A. Lechleiter, President of the Catholic Education Foundation, announced new efforts to make Catholic elementary schools more accessible and affordable.  These efforts are expected to double the amount of tuition assistance available for families in need to more than $3 million annually.

“It’s a new day for families who may be thinking about a Catholic elementary school but are unsure if it is financially possible for them,” said Archbishop Kurtz.

The […]

2017-10-13T15:53:05+00:00November 12th, 2014|2014 Press Releases, 2014 Schools Press Releases|

Faithfully Living the Gospel: Let’s Walk Together

Below is my presidential address, delivered on November 10, for the November Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

Archbishop Vigano, brother bishops, friends all, 

I had never met Paolo Rodari until he asked to sit down with me to talk about our families. Paolo is an Italian journalist, but this wasn’t about an interview. He had heard that I’d helped care for my brother Georgie, who had Down syndrome, and he wanted to talk about his hopes and fears […]

2017-10-13T15:53:06+00:00November 11th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|