Imagine

As we begin Holy Week, I would like to share this reflection, written for Holy Thursday, for the publication Give Us This Day

Pope Francis has touched the Catholic imagination by humbly washing and kissing the feet of those he serves.  “As I have done, so you must do,” Jesus instructs his apostles on the evening before he died. These words form the motif of Holy Thursday and give shape to the deep mystery of the Holy Eucharist.

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2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

March 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 March 2015 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I talk about the Chrism Mass, held during Holy Week.

 

2017-10-13T15:53:05+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

March 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 March 2015 episode, I interview Dr. Perry Sangalli, President of St. Xavier High School, about Catholic secondary education.
 

2017-10-13T15:53:05+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

“New Day” for Catholic Education

I can’t wait for next Wednesday’s Salute dinner to benefit the Catholic Education Foundation and to honor – to salute – exemplary Catholic school grads of the past.  This will be the silver jubilee for this event, and I must begin by recalling with deep gratitude the spade work of Archbishop Kelly and the many leaders whose efforts have borne so much fruit over this past quarter of a century.  The Salute dinner is a very tangible way each year […]

2017-10-13T15:53:05+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Welcome Bishop-Elect Stowe!

My statement on the appointment of Bishop-elect John Stowe as the third bishop of Lexington.

Statement

I give thanks to God for the wonderful news that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop-elect John Stowe, O.F.M. Conv. as the third Bishop of Lexington.  Bishop-elect Stowe brings a strong spiritual presence, evidenced in his leadership at the Franciscan Shrine in Ohio, and a wealth of pastoral experience, including his service to the Latino community in El Paso, Texas.   It is a […]

2015-03-12T08:43:54+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Statement on Religious Persecution

Yesterday the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
issued a call for prayer and action on behalf of those who are victims of religious persecution
around the world.  This is an especially appropriate call during Lent, as we seek to unite ourselves
ever more closely with Christ’s suffering. The press release and statement are below: 

Bishops Call for Prayer Amidst ‘Stark Reality’ of Religious Persecution, Violence

 March 10, 2015

 WASHINGTON—People […]

2017-10-13T15:53:05+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

March 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 March 2015 episode, Dr. Brian Reynolds and I talk with Sr. Nancy Gerth, SCN about the World Year of Consecrated Life.
 

2017-10-13T15:53:05+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|