January 2020 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 January 2020 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I discuss my treatment for cancer and the five months I was away from the Archdiocese being treated at the Duke Cancer Institute.

2020-01-15T10:27:38-05:00January 15th, 2020|Archbishop's Blog|

My Christmas Message

With great joy, I share my 2019 Christmas Message on the four lessons of the Nativity scene:

2019-12-17T09:21:17-05:00December 17th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

A Message from Archbishop Kurtz

I continue to thank God for the many prayers and words of support that have come to me from you, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Louisville. This past Monday I had radical surgery and have responded very well to it. I will meet the doctors the day before Thanksgiving in order to review the surgery and the biopsies that were taken at the time of the surgery.

As of […]

2019-11-17T11:11:07-05:00November 17th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

My Interview with David Mattingly

I returned home from North Carolina on Monday, and have three weeks here before my surgery at the Duke Cancer Institute on November 11. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of sitting down for an interview with David Mattingly of WAVE3 TV, which I am sharing with you below.

Click here to watch the interview.

2019-10-25T14:10:01-04:00October 25th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

Archbishop’s Leadership Briefing 21

Dear Faithful of the Archdiocese of Louisville,

Greetings and prayers to all of you, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Louisville! I am writing to give you an update on my medical treatment and to express deep gratitude for your prayers and support. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the cards and letters and the deep faith and affection that they express. In a recent article on the family in The Priest […]

2019-09-16T14:55:25-04:00September 16th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog, Archbishop's Leadership Briefings|

An Update to the Faithful of the Archdiocese

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

May God bless you! How grateful I am to you, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Louisville, and the priests, deacons, and religious who serve you. Your thoughtful and kind cards and messages have been a source of great encouragement for me as I continue to reside in North Carolina and receive treatment for cancer at The Duke Cancer Institute.

This week was a special joy because I […]

2019-08-23T12:03:06-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

A Message of Thanks

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 […]

2019-07-16T11:08:16-04:00July 16th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

Honoring 150 Years of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Louisville

On Saturday, June 22, I had the privilege of presiding at a Mass and dinner honoring 150 years of the ministry of the Little Sisters of the Poor who arrived in Louisville in 1869. I have long admired these women who have done so much to serve those who are elderly and poor in our community.  I want to share with you below the wonderful talk from the Provincial of the Little Sisters, Mother Provincial Maria Christine Lynch, LSP. Also if […]

2019-07-01T10:56:37-04:00July 1st, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

Rest in Peace, Dr. Perry Sangalli

I grieve with the Sangalli family, the Saint Xavier High School community, the Xaverian Brothers,  Spalding University, Holy Trinity Parish, and all of the many individuals, families, and organizations that Dr. Perry Sangalli touched during his too-short life.

It is fitting that Perry goes to God as we begin the national observance of Teacher Appreciation Week. We will hear much in these days of remembrance about Perry’s strong administrative leadership […]

2019-05-07T09:50:59-04:00May 6th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

April 2019 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 2019 episode, I present my 2019 Lenten/Easter message.

2019-04-26T08:56:22-04:00April 26th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|