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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 26th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

April 2019 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 2019 episode, I interview Deacon Scott Haner about the “Building a Brighter Future” Campaign for Catholic Charities of Louisville.

2019-04-23T11:02:46+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

Calling All Catholic Men to Join the Knights of Columbus

I would like to echo the invitation from Cameron Peck, our Kentucky State Deputy from the Knights of Columbus, to the men of the Archdiocese of Louisville:

Do you know that you can join the Knights of Columbus in 5 minutes or less? If you have been thinking about joining the Knights but don’t know where to start. Go to http://kofc.org/joinus and click on the “Join” button. What have you got to lose? Quit putting it off and come be part of […]

2019-04-17T12:31:01+00:00April 17th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

Follow the NCPD on Twitter!

I serve as the Episcopal moderator for the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD).  Its mission stems from Gospel values that affirm the dignity of every person, and it seeks to work collaboratively to ensure meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of the life of the Church and society.

The NCPD was established in 1982 to foster implementation of the Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities. […]

2019-04-16T10:36:44+00:00April 16th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

Let Us Protect the Child in the Womb

So many people have asked me about the new movie Unplanned. Typically, I am hearing that it is a “must-see” film.  Its popularity may even have surprised the producers.  While I have not seen it, I understand that it is the story of Abby Johnson, who worked for Planned Parenthood and was so horrified by the cruel reality of the taking of human life that she transformed into a great advocate for protecting the child in the womb.

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2019-04-11T15:12:14+00:00April 11th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

April 2019 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 April 2019 episode, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and I discuss how future priests are formed in the seminary.

2019-04-09T10:43:27+00:00April 9th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|

Salute to Catholic School Alumni 2019

View this uplifting summary of the wonderful evening at the Catholic Education Foundation’s Salute to Catholic School Alumni Dinner.

See my remarks from the evening below.

2019-04-04T09:40:50+00:00April 4th, 2019|Archbishop's Blog|