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STATEMENT

Last evening, Fr. Mark Spalding and Dr. Brian Reynolds met with school parents of St. Margaret Mary Parish School. This meeting was held to keep parents informed and to answer questions.

The following information was shared at this meeting:

  • Dr. Reynolds reviewed the steps that were taken since the Archdiocese first learned of this situation on Wednesday, August 12.

1) On August 12, Archbishop Kurtz placed Fr. Pohl on administrative leave, pending investigation, after Fr. Pohl reported being visited by the […]

2017-10-13T15:53:02+00:00 August 21st, 2015|2015 Press Releases|

STATEMENT

(Louisville, Ky.) – In September of 2014 during a regular audit at Holy Name Parish (2914 South Third Street, auditors of the Archdiocese discovered a possible theft at the parish by employee Lisa Roth.  Holy Name and its clustered parish, St. Joseph (1406 East Washington Street), had been served by business manager Lisa Roth, who resigned her position at those parishes as the audit progressed. (St. Joseph and Holy Name are “clustered” parishes that share the same pastor and some […]

2017-10-13T15:53:03+00:00 August 18th, 2015|2015 Press Releases|

Pastor On Leave of Absence

August 15, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – At the Saturday and Sunday Masses on August 15-16, the parishioners of St. Margaret Mary Parish (7813 Shelbyville Road) are being informed that their pastor, Father Stephen A. Pohl, has been placed on an administrative leave of absence.  Parishioners also are being notified in a letter from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz.

This week, the Archdiocese learned that an investigation is underway about inappropriate photos of children that have been taken and collected by Father Pohl […]

2017-10-13T15:53:03+00:00 August 18th, 2015|2015 Press Releases|

Archdiocese scholarship awarded to St. Agnes Parish School teacher

Kathleen Doyle receives full scholarship for Marian University graduate program

August 12, 2015 (INDIANAPOLIS) – Kathleen Doyle, a fourth grade teacher at Saint Agnes Parish School in Louisville, will receive a full tuition scholarship to pursue a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership with a Concentration in Catholic Education through Marian University in Indianapolis. The specialty degree is designed to prepare currently licensed teachers to become principals in Catholic schools.

Marian University, a private Catholic institution serving nearly 3,000 students, […]

2017-10-13T15:53:03+00:00 August 12th, 2015|2015 Press Releases, 2015 Schools Press Releases|

Peter Bucalo, Shayne Duvall, and Jason Harris to be Ordained to the Priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville

May 15 (Louisville, Ky.) – On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will ordain Deacons Peter Bucalo, Shayne Duvall, and Jason Harris to the diocesan priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville.  The ordination will take place at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street. 

Deacon Peter Bucalo, 54, is a native of New York, N.Y. who grew up in Ann Arbor, Mich. and moved to Louisville in 1987. He is […]

2015-05-15T08:59:41+00:00 May 15th, 2015|2015 Press Releases|

Marian University & Archdiocese of Louisville to offer scholarship

Program prepares Catholic School educators to be principals, administrators
May 12, 2015 (INDIANAPOLIS) – Marian University, a Catholic university serving 2,750 students in Indianapolis, announced today a partnership with the Archdiocese of Louisville to offer a scholarship to a current teacher in a Louisville Catholic school. The scholarship covers full tuition for a program that prepares teachers to become principals and fill other openings in school administration. The scholarship recipient would have the option of taking classes in Jeffersonville, Indiana, or […]

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00 May 12th, 2015|2015 Press Releases|

Marian University and Archdiocese of Louisville to offer scholarship

Program prepares Catholic School educators to be principals, administrators

May 12, 2015 (INDIANAPOLIS) – Marian University, a Catholic university serving 2,750 students in Indianapolis, announced today a partnership with the Archdiocese of Louisville to offer a scholarship to a current teacher in a Louisville Catholic school. The scholarship covers full tuition for a program that prepares teachers to become principals and fill other openings in school administration. The scholarship recipient would have the option of taking classes in Jeffersonville, […]

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00 May 12th, 2015|2015 Press Releases, 2015 Schools Press Releases|

Statement on Trinity High School Drug Testing Policy

May 5, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – The Archdiocese applauds and supports Trinity High School as it implements its new random drug and alcohol testing policy. Trinity’s effort to provide students with the tool to say, “I can’t. My school tests,” is a powerful testament to the school’s concern about the well-being and health of students.

For Catholic secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville, decisions about implementing drug and alcohol policies and related disciplinary measures are established at the local level […]

2017-10-13T15:53:04+00:00 May 5th, 2015|2015 Press Releases, 2015 Schools Press Releases|

Lechleiter Family to Donate $1 Million to the Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville

Gift in Honor of Parents Jeanne and the Late John H. Lechleiter

(Louisville, Ky.) – The Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville (the “Foundation”) announced today that the nine children of Jeanne and the late John H. Lechleiter, along with their spouses, have agreed to donate $1 million in support of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville.

The Lechleiter siblings and their spouses are: John and Sarah Lechleiter of Indianapolis; Barbara and Doug McGrath of Simpsonville, SC; Paul and […]

2015-07-30T15:11:45+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|2015 Press Releases, 2015 Schools Press Releases|

Archdiocese of Louisville Welcomes 521 New Members

February 13, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – Five hundred twenty-one individuals who are preparing to enter the Roman Catholic Church will be recognized during the “Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion” ceremonies at two locations.  The first will be on Saturday, February 21, 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption (433 South Fifth Street). The second will be on Sunday, February 22, 2:30 p.m. at St. Gabriel Parish, (5505 Bardstown Road).

During this rite, the Catholic Church acknowledges God’s […]

2015-02-13T15:24:37+00:00 February 13th, 2015|2015 Press Releases|