Expecting the Unexpected

I just wrote a note to Alex Kupper. I had to compliment him for his wonderful interview in the most recent edition of the National Catholic Register.  Mr. Kupper has just joined the National Football League’s Houston team as an offensive lineman. In this article, he witnessed to the reality of the sacrifice he has made, the foundation of faith he received from family and his parish church (St. Agnes in Louisville), and the way he kept the faith through […]

2017-10-13T15:53:06+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

A New Home in the Consecrated Life

I recently had the opportunity to meet Maria Vivona, a parishioner of Holy Spirit in Louisville. Maria is preparing to enter the Salesian Sisters.  In the bulletin, Holy Spirit included a wonderful reflection about her vocation by fellow-parishioner Suzanne Haugh, as well as a description of the steps in the formation process. I have included both below.  What a wonderful way to encourage vocations!



By Suzanne Haugh

Home is important to parishioner Maria […]

2014-08-22T08:53:07+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

Archbishop Kurtz writes to President Obama about Iraq

Below is a press release from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, along with a letter I wrote to President Obama about the persecution of ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq:

 August 14, 2014

USCCB President thanks Obama for aid, protection already provided 
Repeats call of Pope Francis for international community to help
Notes U.S. dioceses have set aside August 17 as day of prayer for Iraq


WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, urged […]

2017-10-13T15:53:06+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

Catholic Elementary Teachers Gather for Opening School Rally

August 7, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Approximately 750 teachers from 37 Catholic elementary schools will gather on Friday, August 8 to celebrate the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. This event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel Parish, 5505 Bardstown Road.

The theme is “Disciples Called to Witness.” At the Mass, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz will talk during the homily to those gathered about the new evangelization, and the role of Catholic teachers in forming students in […]

2014-08-07T11:48:33+00:00 August 7th, 2014|2014 Press Releases, 2014 Schools Press Releases|

Fancy Farm Speech

Last Saturday, I was invited to speak at Fancy Farm, the famous annual picnic at St. Jerome Catholic Church
in Western Kentucky (the Diocese of Owensboro).  Thanks to Fr. Pat Delahanty here is the video of my address
to what ended up being a very receptive and respectful crowd of about 5,000 persons. 

2017-10-13T15:53:06+00:00 August 5th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|