March 2017 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 2017 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I discuss Lent and the Lenten themes of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

2017-10-13T15:52:15+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Archbishop's Blog|

March 2017 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 2017 episode, I interview Dr. Carole Goodwin, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Louisville, about her 22 years of service and her impending retirement.

 

2017-10-13T15:52:15+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Archbishop's Blog|

Rest in peace, Cardinal William H. Keeler

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This morning Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore, died at the age of 86. I am deeply saddened to learn of his death and send my sympathy and prayers to Archbishop William Lori and the faithful of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

During my years of service with the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and later with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, I came […]

2017-10-13T15:52:16+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Archbishop's Blog|

Rivals Unite

I am pleased to lend a word of support to our Catholic girls’ schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville as they join together in a creative way to support Catholic education.

3 6 17RivalsUnitePromoAssumption High School, Mercy Academy, Presentation Academy, and Sacred Heart Academy have launched the second annual #RivalsUnite4Girls to invite alumnae to donate to the annual fund of these schools. This fun and playful approach communicates a very serious purpose, […]

2017-10-13T15:52:16+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Archbishop's Blog|

March 2017 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 March 2017 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I discuss my recent trip to Vietnam on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

2017-10-13T15:52:16+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Archbishop's Blog|

Celebrating the Bellarmine Knights Elite Eight

Today I sent the following message to our Bellarmine Knights who are getting ready to compete in the NCAA, Division II Elite Eight:

Please know of my prayers and best wishes as the Bellarmine Knights Men’s Basketball Team heads to Sioux Falls, SD for the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. I was thrilled to be able to announce your victory in the Midwest Region on Tuesday night in front of 2,000 people who were attending the Salute the […]

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

At The Cross

On March 3, I traveled to Eminence, Ky. in Henry County to a quaint jewel of a Church, named in honor of the famous preacher saint and bishop, John Chrysostom, of the 4th century.  At this parish, Deacon Butch Kinsella had taken the initiative to get the Stations of the Cross restored, and on this first Friday of Lent I had the privilege to rededicate the Stations and walk the way of the cross with Father Michael Tobin and parishioners. […]

2017-10-13T15:52:18+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Archbishop's Blog|

A Reflection on Ash Wednesday and the Three Pillars of Lent

A little smudge of dirt on the forehead has great attraction in our age! Almost magnetically people come to church on Ash Wednesday. Rivaling November’s Thanksgiving as a feast written in our DNA, this simple ritual calls us from offices, schools, and homes. Somehow that public, smudged sign of the cross on the forehead touches the soul and penetrates the heart, providing something that “connects” with the real lives of folks. Each year, I watch as people flock to the […]

2017-10-13T15:52:19+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Archbishop's Blog, Uncategorized|