Rest In Peace, Fr. Cyprian Davis, O.S.B.

Yesterday, Fr. Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., died.  Fr. Cyprian was professor emeritus of Church history at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and has been very involved with the Archdiocese throughout his distinguished service to the Church. Here is the statement I released today:

Father Cyprian Davis, O.S.B. Father Cyprian Davis, O.S.B.

Fr. Cyprian Davis was a significant leader as a Benedictine monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and as […]

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00May 18th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Peter Bucalo, Shayne Duvall, and Jason Harris to be Ordained to the Priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville

May 15 (Louisville, Ky.) – On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will ordain Deacons Peter Bucalo, Shayne Duvall, and Jason Harris to the diocesan priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville.  The ordination will take place at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street. 

Deacon Peter Bucalo, 54, is a native of New York, N.Y. who grew up in Ann Arbor, Mich. and moved to Louisville in 1987. He is […]

2015-05-15T08:59:41+00:00May 15th, 2015|2015 Press Releases|

International Religious Persecution A Century Ago and Today

Last Thursday I arrived at the Washington National Cathedral in D.C. and was so impressed by the sheer majesty of this historic cathedral of the Episcopalian Church.  Set back from Wisconsin Avenue, the soaring, majestic building has been the scene of many national events since its completion in 1907, including a host of state funerals for U.S. presidents. I am told that the funeral services of Presidents Eisenhower, Reagan, and Ford took place here. 

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

Marian University & Archdiocese of Louisville to offer scholarship

Program prepares Catholic School educators to be principals, administrators
May 12, 2015 (INDIANAPOLIS) – Marian University, a Catholic university serving 2,750 students in Indianapolis, announced today a partnership with the Archdiocese of Louisville to offer a scholarship to a current teacher in a Louisville Catholic school. The scholarship covers full tuition for a program that prepares teachers to become principals and fill other openings in school administration. The scholarship recipient would have the option of taking classes in Jeffersonville, Indiana, or […]

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00May 12th, 2015|2015 Press Releases|

Marian University and Archdiocese of Louisville to offer scholarship

Program prepares Catholic School educators to be principals, administrators

May 12, 2015 (INDIANAPOLIS) – Marian University, a Catholic university serving 2,750 students in Indianapolis, announced today a partnership with the Archdiocese of Louisville to offer a scholarship to a current teacher in a Louisville Catholic school. The scholarship covers full tuition for a program that prepares teachers to become principals and fill other openings in school administration. The scholarship recipient would have the option of taking classes in Jeffersonville, […]

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00May 12th, 2015|2015 Press Releases, 2015 Schools Press Releases|

Francis: The World is His Parish

Dr. Dwight Moody, Founder and President of the Academy of Preachers Dr. Dwight Moody, Founder and President of the Academy of Preachers

I have known Dr. Dwight Moody, a friend and Baptist minister, since shortly after I came to Louisville as Archbishop almost 8 years ago.  Together with Fr. Martin Linebach, I became involved with the Academy of Preachers, which Dwight founded and leads, and its annual festival for young preachers.  Dwight […]

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00May 8th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Catholic Schools Exist to Proclaim Good News of Jesus Christ

This week, the Catholic Education Daily, an online publication of the Cardinal Newman Society, published an article about Catholic schools based upon an interview with me.  In the interview, I was asked about the importance of Catholic education, especially in light of the new evangelization, and the importance of the relationship between teachers and students. Here is the article: 

The very purpose of Catholic schools is to witness to Christ, said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference […]

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

Statement on Trinity High School Drug Testing Policy

May 5, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – The Archdiocese applauds and supports Trinity High School as it implements its new random drug and alcohol testing policy. Trinity’s effort to provide students with the tool to say, “I can’t. My school tests,” is a powerful testament to the school’s concern about the well-being and health of students.

For Catholic secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville, decisions about implementing drug and alcohol policies and related disciplinary measures are established at the local level […]

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00May 5th, 2015|2015 Press Releases, 2015 Schools Press Releases|