Showing up for Youth and Young Adults

Mary Emrich

This series of teaching editorials focuses on Christ is Alive, the 2019 apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis and our youth and young adult ministry efforts in the Archdiocese of Louisville.

As I write this, we are in a near-global lockdown, isolated and distanced from one […]

2020-04-14T11:12:08-04:00April 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Annual appeal aims ‘to change the world’

The start of October brings changing leaves, cooler temperatures — in theory — and the official kick-off to the Catholic Services Appeal, the largest...

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2019-10-04T09:47:21-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Archdiocese of Louisville Honors Years of Teaching Service

November 5, 2018 (Louisville, KY) – On Wednesday, November 7, the Archdiocese of Louisville will honor 202 Catholic schoolteachers who have achieved a total of 3,635 years of teaching experience. This luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Avenue.  

Teachers will receive recognition for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 years of teaching:

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2018-11-05T09:22:01-05:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Team effort seeks to expand jail ministry

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer Members of the clergy and faithful in the Archdiocese of Louisville have ministered to inmates in local jails for...

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2018-04-20T10:47:49-04:00April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Trinity teachers take aid to Puerto Rico

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer As the plane carrying Trinity High School teachers Chad Waggoner and Maria Martin flew into San Juan, Puerto Rico,...

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2017-11-20T14:49:51-05:00November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What is a Theologian?

On August 10, I attended a gathering for friends of Saint Meinrad Seminary, and one of our seminarians who was ordained a deacon last spring – David Farrell – spoke to those in attendance about his journey to becoming a theologian. I was very impressed with what he had to say and am sharing his presentation with you: 

Good evening, like Moses and Elijah and Jesus on Mount Tabor, it is good to be here with you.  It is good to […]

2017-10-13T15:52:01-04:00September 5th, 2017|Archbishop's Blog, Uncategorized|

Flannery at Louisville’s Film Festival on September 16

Last evening, I viewed the 60-minute documentary made in 2015 on the life of Flannery O’Connor entitled, Uncommon Grace.  I admit to being a big fan of Flannery.  Those who know her southern gothic way of writing a short story understand the attraction of her vivid descriptions, her way of conveying humor that makes one laugh out loud, and her uncanny knack for surprise endings.  All these qualities come through the documentary in a clear, compelling, and interesting way.  I […]

2017-10-13T15:52:02-04:00August 27th, 2017|Archbishop's Blog, Uncategorized|


I am deeply disturbed by the evil of racism that was again manifested in the tragic events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.  I join with my brother bishops and political and religious leaders across our nation in condemning the actions of white supremacy groups like the Ku Klux Klan and the Neo-Nazi Party that are motivated by hate and seek to foment violence.  I offer my deepest sympathies to the families of those who lost their […]

2017-10-13T15:52:03-04:00August 17th, 2017|Archbishop's Blog, Uncategorized|

Congratulations Archbishop-Designate Thompson

CThompsonIt is with great delight and gratitude that I receive the news that a son of the Archdiocese of Louisville, the Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson, has been appointed Archbishop of Indianapolis by Pope Francis.

Archbishop-designate Thompson has served with great distinction as a very caring, pastoral, and humble servant of Jesus Christ for the past six years as Bishop of Evansville, Indiana.  He is a hard worker and a person who […]

2017-10-13T15:52:08-04:00June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

East and West join hands against violence

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer Xavier Mudd stood on the sidewalk at 29th and Broadway May 13 — a big smile on his...

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2017-10-13T15:52:10-04:00May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|