Is the Legal System Ready for All the Acrimony over Matrimony?

As the Supreme Court prepares to consider the definition of marriage, the public debate grows only more rancorous. The Court’s deliberations will hopefully take place more prudently than the fractious public debate. As president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, it is my personal responsibility and civic duty to speak for the common good, which I believe is served by preserving natural marriage protection through state laws.

The question is whether the long standing definition of marriage should be […]

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

April 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 April 2015 episode, I talk about Catholic campus ministry at the University of Louisville with chaplain, Fr. Chuck Walker.

 

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Lechleiter Family to Donate $1 Million to the Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville

Gift in Honor of Parents Jeanne and the Late John H. Lechleiter

(Louisville, Ky.) – The Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville (the “Foundation”) announced today that the nine children of Jeanne and the late John H. Lechleiter, along with their spouses, have agreed to donate $1 million in support of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville.

The Lechleiter siblings and their spouses are: John and Sarah Lechleiter of Indianapolis; Barbara and Doug McGrath of Simpsonville, SC; Paul and […]

2015-07-30T15:11:45+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|2015 Press Releases, 2015 Schools Press Releases|

April 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 April 2015 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I talk with Marnie McAllister, the new editor of The Record, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Louisville.

 

 

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

My Vocation and the Influence of Women in Consecrated Life

In 2013, Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life would be celebrated throughout the world, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014.  In doing so, he chose the theme:  “Wake up the world!” This is a fitting time to honor and celebrate the gifts of so many women religious who in the past touched our lives and who served the Church – some still serving – so well. I thank God for how they have […]

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

Give A Child A Break

On March 18, the Catholic Education Foundation held the 25th Salute to Catholic School Alumni Dinner, which I talked about in my column here.  

I was privileged to be the keynote speaker at that event and think you will enjoy the 15-minute video below that highlights that evening along with the mission of the Foundation, the great gift of Catholic school education, and how we have established a “new day” for Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Louisville.

 

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|