The Power of a Hospital Visit: Reaching out to Announce the Good News of Jesus

Recently I got a copy of a letter written to one of our priests in the Archdiocese.  It described how powerfully a small act of reaching out can lead to great effects in the lives of others. This priest was praised for a hospital visit in 2003 and the fruits that came from it.  Each time I read the letter, a tear comes to my eye as the story is retold. Here are some major excerpts from this letter:

This letter […]

2017-10-13T15:53:05+00:00December 22nd, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

December 2014 Conversations, Segment 2

Conversations is a monthly, 30-minute television show in which I participate in an ongoing conversation about the Archdiocese of Louisville, my involvement with the larger Church (both nationally and globally), and issues of faith in general. In the second segment from our December, 2014 episode, I interview young adults Jim Wolkensperg and Emily Robison about young adult ministry in the Archdiocese of Louisville.
 

2017-10-13T15:53:05+00:00December 17th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

Hope in the Lord — The Immaculate Conception, the protection of human dignity

'The_Madonna_and_Child',_Giovanni_BelliniThis Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, marked my 15th anniversary as a bishop.

I love that I was ordained for service to Christ and his people on this special feast of the Blessed Mother.

Some confuse the Immaculate Conception with the conception of Jesus, which we celebrate on March 25, the Annunciation of our Lord. St. Anne and St. Joachim (parents of Mary, the Mother of Jesus) are likely kicking […]

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

December 2014 Conversations, Segment 1

Conversations is a monthly, 30-minute television show in which I participate in an ongoing conversation about the Archdiocese of Louisville, my involvement with the larger Church (both nationally and globally), and issues of faith in general. In the first segment from our December, 2014 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I talk with Deacon Lucio Caruso, Director of Mission Integration, about the work of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Louisville.

 

2017-10-13T15:53:05+00:00December 5th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

Evangelization: Christ Draws Us to Himself

I just finished reading the book, Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It by Jennifer Fulwiler.  Her title is taken from a quote from C.S. Lewis: “All that we call human history … (is) the long, terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

FulwilerBookIn a light-hearted and carefree, often humorous, style that captivates and makes you want […]

2017-10-13T15:53:05+00:00December 4th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|