Spalding president speaks on compassion

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer Dr. Tori Murden McClure, president of Spalding University, was scheduled to speak on the Charter for Compassion in...

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CEF, archdiocese on track to add students

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer Richard A. Lechleiter, president of the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF), reported that in the first full school year...

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Teachers as Mentors

Here is a superb witness from the winner of the Fr. Joseph McGee Award for an outstanding Catholic educator, Kathleen M. Willenbrink.  Ms. Willenbrink, who teaches at St. Leonard School, received this award at the annual Salute to Catholic School Alumni Dinner.  With such fine teachers, our Catholic schools are in great hands: 

Thank you very much for this privilege to be here tonight to receive the Fr. Joseph McGee Award.

Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop Kurtz, I am truly blessed and humbled to […]

2016-03-29T12:44:39+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

I Give You A New Commandment: Love One Another As I Have Loved You

This homily for Holy Thursday at the Cathedral of the Assumption was written by Fr. Tony Olges.  Because of his hospitalization at the last minute, Fr. Jeff Nicolas delivered it. In light of the theme of our mission from Jesus to love one another and the special circumstances, I believe it well worth reading and reflecting during this Easter Octave.

Aware that other Gospel writers had already detailed Jesus’ institution of the Eucharist, John takes care to bring out the story […]

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

March 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 March 2016 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I talk about Holy Week and the Triduum.

 

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

Archbishop Kurtz shares his Easter message

“Peace be with you!” Wishing someone peace is such a familiar gesture of greeting. We experience it at every Mass immediately before receiving Holy...

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2017-10-13T15:52:52+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Archdiocesan News|

The Jubilee Crucifix: the Reality of Jesus on the Cross

On Palm Sunday, I was privileged to be the principal celebrant for the noon Mass at the Cathedral of the Assumption.  Fr. Jeff Nicolas, pastor of the Cathedral, delivered this fine homily on the body of Christ on the cross and its meaning for Holy Week and for our lives.  Here is the text for your reflection as Good Friday nears:

MercyCrossCathedralThis Passion Sunday my thoughts turn to our Jubilee year of […]

2017-10-13T15:52:52+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

Sacred Chrism conscreated for the coming year

By Marnie McAllister, Record Editor Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz opened his homily at the annual Chrism Mass March 22 by offering prayers for victims...

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2017-10-13T15:52:52+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Archdiocesan News, Chrism Mass|

Alfombra at Annunciation Parish

Today, Father Mike Tobin, pastor of Annunciation Parish in Shelbyville and St. John Chrysostom Parish in Eminence, sent me some images of Holy Week preparations at Annunciation.  The parish has adopted the Hispanic devotional practice of Alfombra (the Spanish word for carpet). The carpet you see below that lines the central aisle of the historic chapel at the Church of Annunciation is hand made with sawdust and other decorative natural materials and remains through Holy Week for clergy to cross carrying the […]

2017-10-13T15:52:52+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

March 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 March 2016 episode, I interview Deacon James Turner, Pastoral Administrator of St. Martin de Porres and St. Augustine Parishes.

2017-10-13T15:52:53+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|