I put the following letter in the July 18 The Record and on my blog and would like to share with my Archbishop’s Leadership Briefing readers:
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
May God bless you!
I have received a multitude of blessings, cards, prayers, and good wishes after my announcement last week of my cancer diagnosis. Thank you so much.
It is impossible for me to respond to all of the messages I have received, but I want you to know that these greetings are reaching me, and I am grateful for each one. All of you are in my prayers.
I will miss seeing you at parish and diocesan events in the coming months but know that my thoughts are with you. Please keep me in your prayers.
Sincerely yours in our Lord,
Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.
Archbishop of Louisville