50th Anniversary of Thomas Merton’s Death

Below I share the powerful homily that Fr. Lawrence Morey preached at the Cathedral of the Assumption on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Thomas Merton:

Christ healing the paralytic at Capernaum by Bernhard Rode 1780.

Dear brothers and sisters,

You may know that at Gethsemani we bury our brothers without caskets. To my knowledge, there has only been one exception. A monk named Fr. Louis Merton managed to die so […]

2018-12-18T16:00:45+00:00December 18th, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

December 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 December 2018 episode, I interview Laura Zoeller, archdiocesan facilitator, and Deacon Greg Beavin and Father George Illikkal, C.M.I., pastor of Saint Mary Magdalen, Payneville, Ky. and Saint Theresa, Rhodelia, Ky. Parishes in Meade County about their experience of the […]

2018-12-13T14:48:01+00:00December 13th, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

December 2018 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 December 2018 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I discuss my second pastoral letter regarding the parish discernment process: The Soul of the Parish: Being Led by the Holy Spirit Alive in Our Midst.

2018-12-07T15:17:55+00:00December 7th, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

Face Me with Larry Bisig

This month I sat down for a 40-minute interview with Larry Bisig for his WHAS TV show Face Me with Larry Bisig. Larry is the CEO of Bisig Impact Group and a parishioner of Saint Agnes Parish. He and I talked about a wide variety of topics including immigration, Catholic education, sexual abuse in the Church, the relationship of the Church to public officials, and why some Catholic are drifting away from the Church.

2018-11-27T16:46:28+00:00November 27th, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

November 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 November 2018 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I talk to Judge John Laun, chair of the Archdiocese of Louisville Sexual Abuse Review Board.

2018-11-21T14:23:39+00:00November 21st, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

November 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 November 2018 episode, I interview Martine Siegel, Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Louisville, about her outreach to victims of sexual abuse and her work in fostering a safe environment in the Archdiocese of Louisville.

2018-11-02T14:08:17+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|

October 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 October 2018 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds interviews me about the issue of religious liberty.

2018-10-16T15:44:01+00:00October 16th, 2018|Archbishop's Blog|