April 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 April 2016 episode, I present my 2016 Easter message.

2017-10-13T15:52:48+00:00April 27th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

Mrs. Doyle’s Cross

I found Mrs. Doyle’s cross this morning. I was trying to make room in my file cabinet for the homily notes that I have been saving for 45 years.  And there it was.

The Doyle family lived three doors down from us when I was growing up.  We all lived in row homes, about 11 ½ feet wide, each sharing a wall with our neighbors, and the Doyle wall was just 23 feet away.  As neighbors we were all very close.  […]

2018-05-09T10:28:00+00:00April 25th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

We Remember, We Seek to be Healed, We Go Forward in Hope

On Saturday, April 16, I presided at the 8th Annual Memorial Service for Victims of Violence, War, and Genocide in Africa at St. Thomas More Parish. Below is the homily I shared:

This is the 8th annual gathering in the Archdiocese of Louisville to gather as one body of Christ.  We gather to remember, to seek to be healed, and to go forward in hope – all because we do so in the pattern and through the gaze of Jesus […]

2017-10-13T15:52:50+00:00April 18th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

Community Catholic Center Makes a Catholic School Education Possible for Students

This week Steve and Kathy Ford hosted a gathering for the Community Catholic Center (CCC), which is a non-profit organization that works in the Portland and West Louisville neighborhoods to assist families in providing a Catholic education to their children.   Jennifer Lieras, a parent that has been assisted by the CCC, shared a powerful witness at this event that is captured below: 

My name is Jennifer Lieras, and I have been a member of Community Catholic Center for 10 years.  I have three […]

2017-10-13T15:52:50+00:00April 15th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

Pope Francis’ The Joy of Love

Novelist Walker Percy once taught an entire course in English literature based solely on exploring the first sentence of novels – with the insight that those first words contain the core of what the novel teaches.  This is good advice as you pick up Pope Francis’ new Apostolic Exhortation, Joy of Love (or AL for short from the Latin Amoris Laetitia).  The title actually begins the letter, with a first sentence that unfolds in the next 325 paragraphs: “The Joy […]

2017-10-13T15:52:50+00:00April 12th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

April 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 April 2016 episode, I interview John Asher, Vice President for Racing Communication, Churchill Downs.

2017-10-13T15:52:50+00:00April 7th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

April 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 April 2016 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I talk about the Easter season.

2017-10-13T15:52:51+00:00April 5th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|

Dr. Lejeune’s Heroic Virtue

No one likely sets out in life to practice heroic virtue.  Even the most fervent among us seeks to live a happy life founded on virtuous living or an adventurous and interesting life or perhaps both.  But it is hard to imagine that the heroic, which necessarily includes a love that is sacrificial, is present at the outset.

During the Easter Season, we read so many adventures of the early church and especially of St. Peter and St. Paul.  Their activities […]

2017-10-13T15:52:51+00:00April 4th, 2016|Archbishop's Blog|