St. Augustine marks 145 years in West End

Brother Shahid Abdullah Shabazz accompanied a choir on the African drum during a Mass Aug. 23 to celebrate St. Augustine Church’s 145th anniversary. Record Photo by Ruby Thomas Brother Shahid Abdullah Shabazz accompanied a choir on the African drum during a Mass Aug. 23 to celebrate St. Augustine Church’s 145th anniversary. Record Photo by Ruby Thomas

By Ruby Thomas

The atmosphere inside St. Augustine Church during its 145th anniversary celebration Mass Aug. 23 […]

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Archdiocesan News|

Counselor addresses concerns of parents

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Martine Siegel, the victim assistance coordinator for the Archdiocese of Louisville, has fielded dozens of calls in the last week from St. Margaret Mary Church families whose pastor, Father Stephen Pohl, was arrested last week.

The priest is charged with accessing pornographic images of children online and investigators say he possessed inappropriate photos of St. Margaret Mary School students.

The first thing Siegel has been telling parents, is this: They […]

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Archdiocesan News|

STATEMENT

Last evening, Fr. Mark Spalding and Dr. Brian Reynolds met with school parents of St. Margaret Mary Parish School. This meeting was held to keep parents informed and to answer questions.

The following information was shared at this meeting:

  • Dr. Reynolds reviewed the steps that were taken since the Archdiocese first learned of this situation on Wednesday, August 12.

1) On August 12, Archbishop Kurtz placed Fr. Pohl on administrative leave, pending investigation, after Fr. Pohl reported being visited by the […]

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 August 21st, 2015|2015 Press Releases|

Technology to aid students this school year

Three-year-old Hadley McGinty played with Taz, a guinea pig, while the St. Gabriel Preschool director, Shelly Hunt, held him. St. Gabriel’s newly expanded preschool, 5505 Bardstown Road, can accommodate 106 children in four classrooms. Record Photo by Ruby Thomas Three-year-old Hadley McGinty played with Taz, a guinea pig, while the St. Gabriel Preschool director, Shelly Hunt, held him. St. Gabriel’s newly expanded preschool, 5505 Bardstown Road, can accommodate 106 children in four […]

2017-10-13T15:53:03+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Archdiocesan News|

St. Augustine Church celebrates 200 years

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz shared a moment with Father Jerry Bell, left, and Deacon Joseph Dant during the bicentennial celebration of St. Augustine Church on Aug. 15. The parish in Lebanon, Ky., is among the oldest in the archdiocese. Photo Special to The Record by Amy Taylor Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz shared a moment with Father Jerry Bell, left, and Deacon Joseph Dant during the bicentennial celebration of St. Augustine Church on […]

2017-10-13T15:53:03+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Archdiocesan News|

STATEMENT

(Louisville, Ky.) – In September of 2014 during a regular audit at Holy Name Parish (2914 South Third Street, auditors of the Archdiocese discovered a possible theft at the parish by employee Lisa Roth.  Holy Name and its clustered parish, St. Joseph (1406 East Washington Street), had been served by business manager Lisa Roth, who resigned her position at those parishes as the audit progressed. (St. Joseph and Holy Name are “clustered” parishes that share the same pastor and some […]

2017-10-13T15:53:03+00:00 August 18th, 2015|2015 Press Releases|

Pastor On Leave of Absence

August 15, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – At the Saturday and Sunday Masses on August 15-16, the parishioners of St. Margaret Mary Parish (7813 Shelbyville Road) are being informed that their pastor, Father Stephen A. Pohl, has been placed on an administrative leave of absence.  Parishioners also are being notified in a letter from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz.

This week, the Archdiocese learned that an investigation is underway about inappropriate photos of children that have been taken and collected by Father Pohl […]

2017-10-13T15:53:03+00:00 August 18th, 2015|2015 Press Releases|

The Dangerous Prayer for Teachers and For All of Us

On Monday, August 10, I presided and preached at the opening school Mass for our elementary school teachers. Here is my homily: 

This is a special day for all of you, Catholic school teachers, to gather in prayer. Today, you pray for each other and for the students whom parents have wisely entrusted to your care and teaching. We welcome especially those who will be teaching in our Catholic schools for the first time this year.  May your teaching be fruitful […]

2017-10-13T15:53:03+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Teachers gather to start year with prayer

Teachers, from left, Diane Whoberry, Christy Perkins and Catherine Wright served as gift bearers during the annual Mass for educators held this year at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, on Aug. 10. This year’s theme was “Catholic Schools: Sowing Seeds of Faith and Knowledge.” Record Photo by Ruby Thomas Teachers, from left, Diane Whoberry, Christy Perkins and Catherine Wright served as gift bearers during the annual Mass for educators held […]

2017-10-13T15:53:03+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Archdiocesan News|

Advocate for life ‘with the heart of Christ’

Helper 8-13-15.RGB.p1 Worshippers walked and prayed the rosary in procession from the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St., to an abortion clinic at Second and Market Streets, where they prayed before returning to the cathedral Aug. 8. Record Photo by Marnie McAllister

By Marnie McAllister

More than 200 people attended the early morning Helpers of God’s Precious Infants Mass and Vigil for Life at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. […]

2017-10-13T15:53:03+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Archdiocesan News|