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|

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|

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|

Message from the Synod on the Family

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.

 

2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00October 6th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Reflections on 450th Celebration of Foundation of Diocese of St. Augustine

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 […]

2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00October 5th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|