October 2015 Conversations, Segment 3

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 third segment from our October 2015 episode, I discuss with Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds the themes for 2015 Respect Life Month, which is observed in October.

2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00October 30th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

October 2015 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 October 2015 episode, I talk with Richard “Tink” Guthrie, the new director of the Office of Mission Advancement for the Archdiocese of Louisville.

2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00October 27th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Couples Celebrate a Combined Total of 6,646 Year of Marriage

October 26, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. is celebrating the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, November 1, 2:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street.

This event honors 136 couples celebrating their 30, 40, 50, and 60+ wedding anniversaries. The anniversary breakdown is:

30 years: 17 couples                63 years:   2 couples

40 years: 27 couples                64 years:   2 couples

50 years: 53 couples                65 years:   5 couples

60 years: 24 couples                68 years:   […]

2015-11-01T12:36:09+00:00October 26th, 2015|2015 Press Releases|

Lessons from the Synod: Mission of Families Flows from the Tenderness of God

Three weeks of prayer, discussion, revisions, and final recommendations to Pope Francis on the vocation and mission of the family today have now reached a completion.  Thanks for all your prayers and support.  It will be good to get home.  I pray that our efforts inspired by the work of the Holy Spirit will be a contribution to the pastoral life of the family and of the Church, a family of families.

The media interest and attention has been strong.  […]

2015-11-17T12:17:17+00:00October 25th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

October 2015 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 October 2015 episode, I talk about the annual appeal for the Archdiocese of Louisville, the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA), and show the CSA video.

2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Elementary Schools Win Blue Ribbon Awards

Today, the United States Department of Education announced that four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic elementary schools have been named 2015 Blue Ribbon Schools.  Two schools, St. Gabriel School (5503 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky.) and St. Mary Academy (11311 St. Mary Lane, Prospect, Ky.) will be recognized for the first time. St. Albert School (1395 Girard Avenue, Louisville, Ky.) will be recognized for the second time (2004, 2015), and St. Margaret Mary School (7813 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, Ky.) will be recognized for […]

2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00October 16th, 2015|2015 Press Releases|

Parish Growth Conference

On Saturday, October 10, the Pax Christi Collaborative of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Our Mother of Sorrows and St. Therese hosted a Parish Growth Conference. Below is the message I recorded to share at this event, while I am in Rome participating in the Synod on the Family.

 

2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00October 12th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Teaching Virtue Through Sports

This summer I participated in a “rosary rally” for local sports teams at St. Patrick Parish.  The rally was organized by a group called SportsLeader, which is national training program for coaches focused on teaching virtue.  For more information about this program and the event at St. Patrick, see The Record article here.  Thanks to Paul Passafiume, a local parishioner, coach, and co-founder of SportsLeader, Fr. Jeff Shooner, pastor of St. Patrick, and all of the coaches, parents, and athletes […]

2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00October 9th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Archbishop Kurtz’s Intervention at the Synod on the Family

Below is an expanded version of my “intervention” to the Synod on the Family.  Each voting member of the Synod of Bishops is allowed one formal, three-minute speech to the assembly – called an intervention – and to submit fuller remarks or comments on other topics in writing.

I was one of the first synod members to address the assembly, and I released an expanded version of my synod talk today. Thanks to Catholic News Service for publishing […]

2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00October 8th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Registration for Catholic Women’s Conference now open

Registration for the Archdiocese of Louisville’s first Catholic Women’s Conference is now underway. The conference will take place Nov. 7 at St. Patrick Church, 1000 N. Beckley Station Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Check-in and continental breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m.

To register, visit www.cwclouisville.net. Registration deadline is Oct. 24. To receive updates “Like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cwclouisville.

For more information send an email to boklump@yahoo.com or lmcdaniel@archlou.org.

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2015-10-06T11:00:48+00:00October 6th, 2015|Archdiocesan News|