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+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

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+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|