Witnesses of Truth – Stand Firm and Speak Kindly

I just completed an article for Our Sunday Visitor about the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling and where the Church goes from here.  A link to the complete article is below. 

The recent decision by the Supreme Court to change the definition of marriage requires a response. I see the decision as a “tragic error” not because I want to demean any person but rather because of my concern for the common good and the good of all. Jesus, with great […]

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

Statement on the Occasion of the Promulgation of Laudato Si’

With an open heart and gratitude, I welcome Laudato Si’. In this beautiful and extensive treatment on care for our common home, the Holy Father calls all people to consider our deep and intertwined relationships with God, our brothers and sisters, and the gifts that our Creator has provided for our stewardship. Drawing extensively from the teaching of his predecessors, the Pope teaches that care for the things of the earth is necessarily bound together with our care of one […]

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00June 24th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Statement on the Occasion of the Promulgation of Laudato Si’

With an open heart and gratitude, I welcome Laudato Si’. In this beautiful and extensive treatment on care for our common home, the Holy Father calls all people to consider our deep and intertwined relationships with God, our brothers and sisters, and the gifts that our Creator has provided for our stewardship.

LaudatoSiDrawing extensively from the teaching of his predecessors, the Pope teaches that care for the things of the earth is […]

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

Statement on Race Relations

At this week’s spring meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in St. Louis, the full body of Bishops showed support for a statement on race relations that was my presidential address on June 10, the opening day of the meeting.
 
Here is the statement: 

Statement of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky
President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
June 10, 2015

Gathering here in the city of St. Louis, […]

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00June 12th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Interview with Vatican Radio

On Tuesday, June 9, I talked with Christopher Wells of Vatican Radio about this week’s spring meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which is being held in St. Louis, MO.  He asked about our agenda for the meeting, including the statement on racism released by the Bishops, about the upcoming Synod on Families, and about our Holy Father’s trip this fall.

You can listen to the interview here.

 

 

2015-06-11T07:52:32+00:00June 11th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Two Assemblies and a Visit to Ukraine: Learning and Fraternity

The first three weeks of June will be great adventures for me.  This week at Saint Meinrad, I join brother priests from throughout the Archdiocese at our annual Presbyteral Assembly. Next week brings the semiannual meeting of the U.S. Bishops in St. Louis.  The third week, I will make a fraternal visit, along with Archbishop Cupich of Chicago, to Ukraine. I hope to write later this month about this visit to the bishops in Ukraine.

 All three of these adventures involve […]

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00June 1st, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|