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Flannery at Louisville’s Film Festival on September 16

Last evening, I viewed the 60-minute documentary made in 2015 on the life of Flannery O’Connor entitled, Uncommon Grace.  I admit to being a big fan of Flannery.  Those who know her southern gothic way of writing a short story understand the attraction of her vivid descriptions, her way of conveying humor that makes one laugh out loud, and her uncanny knack for surprise endings.  All these qualities come through the documentary in a clear, compelling, and interesting way.  I […]

2017-10-13T15:52:02-04:00August 27th, 2017|Archbishop's Blog, Uncategorized|


I am deeply disturbed by the evil of racism that was again manifested in the tragic events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.  I join with my brother bishops and political and religious leaders across our nation in condemning the actions of white supremacy groups like the Ku Klux Klan and the Neo-Nazi Party that are motivated by hate and seek to foment violence.  I offer my deepest sympathies to the families of those who lost their […]

2017-10-13T15:52:03-04:00August 17th, 2017|Archbishop's Blog, Uncategorized|