Thomas Merton: Man of Prayer, Thought, Dialogue and Peace

Today I spoke at the Thomas Merton Centennial Celebration, held on the last day of Merton’s centennial year, at the Frazier History Museum. This event also inaugurates the Frazier’s exhibition, Thomas Merton: A Familiar Stranger, which will open on Merton’s 101st birthday tomorrow. Here is my address:

The novelist, Walker Percy, once taught an entire undergraduate course in English literature based solely on exploring the first sentence of famous novels – with the insight that those first words contain the core […]

2017-10-13T15:52:56+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

January 2016 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 January 2016 episode, Dr. Brian Reynolds and I discuss what the Church teaches about the problem of racism.

2017-10-13T15:52:56+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

Archdiocese recognizes 3 independent schools

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer The Archdiocese of Louisville announced Jan. 21 that it has recognized Corpus Christi Academy and Immaculata Classical Academy...

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2017-10-13T15:52:56+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Archdiocesan News|

Catholic Schools Week celebrated with liturgy

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer Students, faculty, staff and volunteers from schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville gathered at St. Agnes Church, 1920...

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2017-10-13T15:52:56+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Archdiocesan News, catholic schools week|

January 2016 Conversations, Segment 2

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 second segment from our January 2016 episode, I interview Jason Hall, Executive Director of Catholic Conference of Kentucky.

2017-10-13T15:52:56+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

January 2016 Conversations, Segment 1

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 first segment from our January 2016 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I talk about the Catholic Connection outreach projects, one of the major archdiocesan initiatives for the Year of Mercy.

2017-10-13T15:52:57+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

Archbishop: Reach out to others in mercy

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz called on the faithful at the Memorial Mass for Life Jan. 17 to “pray...

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2017-10-13T15:52:57+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Archdiocesan News|

Community celebrates Dr. King’s legacy

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer On Jan. 16, a day after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 87th birthday, dozens turned out to remember...

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2017-10-13T15:52:57+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Archdiocesan News|

January’s Litany of Faith in Action

The Baptism of Christ. Veronese (Paolo Caliari). c. 1550-60 The Baptism of Christ. Veronese (Paolo Caliari). c. 1550-60

“You are my beloved son; with you I am well pleased.” Thus, the voice of the Father inaugurated the public ministry of Jesus Christ at his baptism in the Jordan. How appropriate to celebrate this great solemnity during the month of January. For just as Jesus lived his ministry in a public way, […]

2017-10-13T15:52:57+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

Archdiocese OF Louisville Celebrates National Catholic Schools Week

January 19, 2016 – More than 19,000 students and 1,500 faculty and staff at 49 Catholic elementary and secondary schools will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week from January 24-30, 2016. The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.”

Festivities for the week include the annual liturgy at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 26, at Saint Agnes Parish, 1920 Newburg Road, Louisville. Student and faculty representatives from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville […]

2017-06-27T09:48:44+00:00 January 19th, 2016|2016 Press Releases, 2016 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|