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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Archbishop Kurtz sends a video message to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Louisville as he serves as a delegate to the Synod on the Family.
On September 8, I traveled to St. Augustine, Florida to take part in the Diocese of St. Augustine’s founding celebrations. Here are some reflections on it that I shared with Bishop Felipe Estévez:
How very grateful I was to have the opportunity to take part in the reenactment of the founding of St. Augustine in 1565. I found this event celebrating 450 years of history to be very moving.
While the actual landing of Don […]