Pope Benedict XVI http://wfpl.org en Louisville's Archbishop Joseph Kurtz: Pope Francis Brings 'Enthusiasm' for Catholics http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-archbishop-joseph-kurtz-pope-francis-brings-enthusiasm-catholics <p>The election of a pope from South America is recognition of where the Roman Catholic Church has strength, <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville's Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said on Wednesday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And Kurtz said he's hopeful <a href="/post/argentine-cardinal-jorge-bergoglio-selected-pope">Argentina's&nbsp;</a></span><a href="/post/argentine-cardinal-jorge-bergoglio-selected-pope"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jorge Mario </span>Bergoglio</a>—now Pope Francis—will bring enthusiasm to Catholics worldwide, including in Louisville.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:54:24 +0000 Joseph Lord 4476 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Archbishop Joseph Kurtz: Pope Francis Brings 'Enthusiasm' for Catholics As Conclave Begins, Louisville's Catholics Struggle With 'Waning' Numbers http://wfpl.org/post/conclave-begins-louisvilles-catholics-struggle-waning-numbers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's rare when a decision made thousands of miles—across the Atlantic Ocean—has an affect on the lives of </span>Louisvillians<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but the Conclave in Vatican City is just that.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 4436 at http://wfpl.org As Conclave Begins, Louisville's Catholics Struggle With 'Waning' Numbers Archbishop Joseph Kurtz: Pope Benedict's Resignation Sign of 'Deep Humility' http://wfpl.org/post/archbishop-joseph-kurtz-pope-benedicts-resignation-sign-deep-humility <p></p><p>The head of the Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville says he’s grateful for Pope Benedict’s spiritual leadership over the past eight years.</p><p>Archbishop Joseph Kurtz was appointed to his post by Benedict nearly six years ago.</p><p>Kurtz says like most everyone, he was taken aback by the pope’s announcement that<a href="/post/pope-benedict-xvi-resigning"> he will resign at the end of month.</a></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:13:44 +0000 Rick Howlett 3923 at http://wfpl.org Archbishop Joseph Kurtz: Pope Benedict's Resignation Sign of 'Deep Humility'