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|

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|

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|