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Archbishop-elect Shelton Fabre of Louisville, Kentucky

Pope Francis names Louisiana Bishop Fabre to lead Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky

Feb 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Shelton Fabre will succeed Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, who led the Archdiocese of Louisville from 2007. Read more


A girl asked an archbishop why God allows disabilities. Here’s his response.

Oct 3, 2021

By Katie Yoder

A Kentucky archbishop still remembers when a little, 6-year-old girl asked him, “Why was my brother born with autism?” Read more

Armonté Snodgrass, freshman at Louisville's Saint Xavier High School, who received the 2021 Rodriq McCravy Scholarship award at the 34th annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards banquet

Catholic schools have ‘mighty role’ for Black Catholic leaders, Louisville archbishop says

Aug 25, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Louisville archdiocese has made steady progress in enrolling more African-Americans in Catholic schools, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.

Kentucky dioceses keep Masses open despite governor's request

Nov 25, 2020

Kentucky’s four Catholic dioceses will not suspend public Masses despite the governor’s request that religious services be held online only... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz. CNA file photo.

Louisville's Archbishop Kurtz praying for police officers shot during protests

Sep 24, 2020

The Archbishop of Louisville said Thursday he is praying for two police officers who were shot Wednesday night, and he... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz. CNA file photo

Kentucky archbishop does not plan to cancel Masses after governor’s request

Mar 11, 2020

By Perry West

Kentucky’s Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday encouraged churches to cancel their services in fear of the spreading coronavirus. The Catholic... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz. CNA file photo

Louisville's Archbishop Kurtz will return to Kentucky before cancer surgery

Sep 17, 2019

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, who announced in July a diagnosis of the most common form of bladder cancer,... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville at the Pontifical North American College in Rome on Oct. 8, 2014.

Archbishop Kurtz resigns as religious liberty chair during cancer treatment

Jul 23, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville has stepped down from leading the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ religious liberty committee... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.

Archbishop Kurtz voices support for Scholarship Tax Credit bill

Mar 12, 2019

Creating a Scholarship Tax Credit program in Kentucky would align with Catholic teaching by assisting families in need and empowering... Read more

Bishop Roger Foys of Covington.

The evolving response of the Church in Kentucky to the Covington Catholic incident

Jan 23, 2019

How Kentucky's Catholic leaders have responded to a situation involving Covington Catholic High School students.  Read more

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a Department of Justice Religious Liberty Summit.

Department of Justice creates Religious Liberty Task Force

Jul 31, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The announcement of a Religious Liberty Task Force being created at the Department of Justice drew praise from Archbishop Joseph... Read more

USCCB praises disaster relief policy for churches

Feb 9, 2018

The USCCB issued a statement Friday praising the early morning passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act, which, in addition to... Read more

Doctor and patient.

Archbishop Kurtz calls ACLU lawsuit 'baseless'

Dec 9, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A lawsuit against the U.S. bishops for teaching Catholic hospitals not to perform direct abortions is “misguided” and unfounded, says... Read more