October 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 October 2016 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I talk about the USCCB document “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.”

2017-10-13T15:52:31+00:00October 28th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

October 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 October 2016 episode, I interview Janet Millen, Chair of the Women’s Conference, about the upcoming 2nd annual Catholic Women’s Conference in November of 2016. Register today at cwclouisville.net.

2017-10-13T15:52:32+00:00October 24th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

The Gospel Serves the Common Good

Below is a video version of the statement, “The Gospel Serves the Common Good,” I released last week as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

2017-10-13T15:52:33+00:00October 18th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

Our Lord of Miracles Celebration

Yesterday I attended the Our Lord of Miracles Celebration at St. Joseph Parish in Louisville.  Here is a good description from a priest of the Diocese of Savannah of the origins of this celebration that has its roots in Peru,  https://diosav.org/hispanic-column-migone-miracle.

Below are some photos and video from our local celebration.

 

 

2017-10-13T15:52:33+00:00October 17th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

Fiftieth Anniversary Jubilee Celebration of the Chapel of Our Lady of Šiluva Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC

On Sunday, October 9, I was privileged to preside and preach at a special Mass celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Shrine of Our Lady of Šiluva at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Over 1500 faithful of Lithuanian descent gathered and recalled the appearance of the Blessed Mother in Šiluva in 1608 and the renewed Catholic faith that flowed from her appearance.  Below is the homily for this Mass:

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2017-10-13T15:52:33+00:00October 12th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

An American Perspective on the Year of Mercy

I am in Rome for the curial visits in my role as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  As part of my visit, I met with Pope Francis today and also conducted an interview with Vatican Radio about the Year of Mercy and our experience in the United States.  Below is the interview with Lydia Kane of Vatican Radio:

 

2016-10-06T12:37:29+00:00October 6th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

Catholic Schools Have a Future

Below is an article I wrote about the strong future for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville that originally appeared on Our Sunday Visitor’s OSV Newsweekly website. OSV Newsweekly provides timely coverage of important national and international religious events reported from a Catholic perspective. 

Archbishop Kurtz with students at St. Rita School. St. Rita has increased its overall enrollment as well as its enrollment of Hispanic students over the last two years. […]

2017-10-13T15:52:34+00:00October 4th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|