Leaders, children welcomed Pope Francis

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, during a meeting with U.S. bishops in the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington Sept. 23. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, during a meeting with U.S. bishops in the Cathedral of [...]

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Archdiocesan News, Papal Visit|

Vatican says pope’s meeting with Kentucky clerk is not endorsement

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By Cindy Wooden

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses, does not equate support for her "position," the Vatican spokesman said after discussing the issue personally with the pope.

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the spokesman, issued a statement Oct. 2 saying the pope had met with "several dozen persons who had been invited by the nunciature to greet him" in Washington and that "such brief greetings occur [...]

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Four schools named ‘Blue Ribbon’ winners

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Four Archdiocese of Louisville schools have been named U.S. Department of Education 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools. This is the second year in a row that four schools in the archdiocese have won this distinction.

The awards will be presented to 335 schools around the nation — including 50 non-public schools — at an awards ceremony in November in Washington, D.C.

The four local Catholic schools are:

  • St. Albert the Great at 1395 [...]
2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Archdiocesan News|

Four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Elementary Schools Win Blue Ribbon Awards

Today, the United States Department of Education announced that four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic elementary schools have been named 2015 Blue Ribbon Schools.  Two schools, St. Gabriel School (5503 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky.) and St. Mary Academy (11311 St. Mary Lane, Prospect, Ky.) will be recognized for the first time. St. Albert School (1395 Girard Avenue, Louisville, Ky.) will be recognized for the second time (2004, 2015), and St. Margaret Mary School (7813 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, Ky.) will be recognized for […]

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 September 29th, 2015|2015 Press Releases, 2015 Schools Press Releases|

Latinos gather for day of worship, formation

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The theme of the third annual archdiocesan Encuentro was “The Family and Its Mission.” Many families, like the one above, took part in a day of worship and workshops which focused on challenges facing the family. (Record Photo by Ruby Thomas)

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer

Close to 200 Hispanic Catholics, including 73 children and teenagers, spent the day in worship and faith formation during the third annual archdiocesan Encuentro […]

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 September 25th, 2015|Archdiocesan News|

Catholic Services Appeal set to begin

2011 Catholic Services Appeal logo FINALBy Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer

Last year’s Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) — which funds dozens of archdiocesan and parish ministries — was the most successful campaign since the annual appeal began in 1968.

And the staff of the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Mission Advancement said they hope to build on the “tremendous success” of last year’s campaign. The number of reported gifts and pledges for the […]

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 September 25th, 2015|Archdiocesan News|

September 2015 Conversations, Segment 3

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 third segment from our September 2015 episode, I discuss the theme of the Holy Father’s encyclical, Laudato Si’ with Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds.

 

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Pope Francis: Prophet and Pastor

Like many, I am filled with joy and excitement for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the United States. Popes don’t visit as tourists. They travel to strengthen and support the Catholic faithful and to provide a powerful witness to all people. These pastoral visits are a deep tradition, and he is walking in the footsteps of the modern popes who came before him in that regard. Each visit brings moving moments. More importantly, when you look back over time, you […]

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 September 20th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Celebration of Spirit and Success

On Thursday, September 17, Catholic Charities of Louisville hosted its 3rd Annual Celebration of Spirit and Success. Below is the message I shared with those in attendance at this joyous event.

 

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Archbishop's Blog|

Religious gather for prayer at cathedral

Women and men religious attended a vespers service at the Cathedral of the Assumption Sept. 13 as part of the Year of Consecrated Life. (Record Photo by Marnie McAllister) Women and men religious attended a vespers service at the Cathedral of the Assumption Sept. 13 as part of the Year of Consecrated Life. (Record Photo by Marnie McAllister)

By Marnie McAllister, Record Editor

During a meditative vespers service — evening prayer — at […]

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Archdiocesan News|