November 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 November 2015 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I discuss the Synod on the Family, held in Rome during October 2015.

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

November 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 November 2015 episode, I talk with Deacon Stephen Bowling, the new director of the Family Ministries Office for the Archdiocese.

2017-10-13T15:53:00+00:00November 25th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Presidential Address to U.S. Bishops

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Address to the USCCB General Assembly on November 16, 2015

Archbishop Vigano, brother bishops, friends all,

In less than a month, Pope Francis will open the Door of Mercy at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and we bishops will be opening doors throughout America. As we walk through these doors of mercy ourselves, we will lead the faithful in a jubilee year of mercy.

Just as the […]

2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00November 24th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

For What Do We Ask the Lord?

On the feast of St. Margaret of Scotland, November 16, this is the homily I delivered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, Maryland on the occasion of the opening Mass of the fall assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

How grateful we bishops are to you, Archbishop Lori, and all who are gathered in this beautiful Basilica of the Assumption. Please also know of our […]

2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00November 18th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Spotlight and Sexual Abuse in the Church

In 2010, I wrote a column about sexual abuse for our archdiocesan newspaper The Record. In it, I made the following statement:  “I think we should acknowledge the role of the media in calling us to accountability and the firm resolve that is expressed in the Charter. At times, I have disagreed with the tone, approach, and extent of the media coverage, but the media did not cause this crisis.  I hope that what we have learned from our […]

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

November 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 November 2015 episode, I talk with Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds about the Holy Father’s visit to the United States in September.

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