50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae, which provides beautiful and clear teaching about God’s plan for married love and the transmission of life.  On May 6 of this year, I preached about this topic at the Cathedral and my homily, as well as other homilies from bishops across the country, has been shared by USCCB.  See the video below.

For other resources on this topic, see this web […]

2018-06-29T12:18:13+00:00June 29th, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

Catholic World Report Article on Religious Freedom

As Religious Freedom Week began last Friday, I have spoken to a variety of news outlets in my capacity as Chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty.

Here is a link to an article by Jim Graves of The Catholic World Report.  He asks some good questions about the topic of religious liberty and also reports on recent development in our Archdiocese.

2018-06-25T12:13:11+00:00June 25th, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

Come Holy Spirit!

As we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit on the feast of Pentecost, I wanted to share a lovely note that I received from a young woman that I confirmed recently at Saint Aloysius Church in Pewee Valley.  I told Peyton Ash that her thoughtful expression of gratitude is a great sign of the Spirit alive in her life. Here is her note:

Dear Most Reverend Archbishop Joseph E. […]

2018-05-22T09:03:28+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

April 2018 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 2018 episode, I presents my 2018 Easter message.

2018-04-23T10:04:19+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

Divine Mercy Sunday Homily

Below is the homily I delivered this past Sunday (April 8, 2018) at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. You also can view the video of my homily at the Shrine here.

I extend special greeting to the Provincial Superior of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Father Kazimierz Chwalek, and the Shrine Rector, Father Anthony Gramlich.  We thank the Marians, founded in 1670 by Saint Stanislaus Papczynski and renewed in […]

2018-04-12T09:09:56+00:00April 11th, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

April 2018 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 April 2018 episode, I interview Dr. Emily Cash, the Director of the Saint Luke Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Saint Luke Center promotes the health and well-being of Catholic clergy and women and men religious.

2018-04-03T11:50:45+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

March 2018 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 2018 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds discuss the relationship between faith and science.

2018-03-26T16:19:43+00:00March 26th, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

March 2018 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 2018 episode, I interview the Very Reverend Martin A. Linebach, the new Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Louisville.

2018-03-22T11:02:07+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

Women’s Conference Homily

Don’t be a “practical atheist.” Listen below to my homily from the Archdiocese of Louisville’s inspiring 2018 Catholic Women’s Conference:

2018-03-19T12:24:10+00:00March 19th, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|