The Silent Saint

Last week we paused during the penitential days of Lent to celebrate some March feast days. Of course, who does not know of St. Patrick?  Parades and Irish heritage abound.  In Louisville those members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians have always been well prepared to display not only their heritage but a Catholic faith that sustains them.  I give them three cheers!

The Dream of St. Joseph by Rembrandt Van Rijn, 1650-1655 […]

2017-10-13T15:53:07+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

How Pope Francis Inspires My Ministry

Archbishop Kurtz greets Pope Francis at the meeting with the leaders of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on October 7. Archbishop Kurtz greets Pope Francis at the meeting with the leaders of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on October 7. (Photo courtesy of L’Osservatore Romano)

After I met Pope Francis during the USCCB curial visits to the Holy See last October, I remarked to others that […]

2017-10-13T15:53:07+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

Lenten Reading and Fasting

Who likes to fast?  When I was growing up, fasting and abstinence were part of our family routine as Catholics. We fasted for several hours before going to Mass all the time, and of course, we fasted and abstained during Lent. I can still remember the countdown until Easter when we finally could eat candy again and the endless arguments about whether Sunday was a day off.

Today, many embrace fasting for purely secular reasons, such as the cleansing of the […]

2017-10-13T15:53:07+00:00 March 12th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|