Archbishop Joseph Kurtz http://wfpl.org en Louisville Archbishop Expects a 'Steady Pace' With National, Local Duties http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-archbishop-expects-steady-pace-national-local-duties <p>Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says he doesn’t expect to have any difficulties balancing his new role as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops with his leadership of the archdiocese.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kurtz was back in Louisville and meeting with local reporters Friday morning.&nbsp;&nbsp; He was elected to a three- year term as president of the national group on Tuesday in Baltimore.</span></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:32:17 +0000 Rick Howlett 7574 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Archbishop Expects a 'Steady Pace' With National, Local Duties Who Is Pope Francis? http://wfpl.org/post/who-pope-francis The new pope, 76-year-old Jorge Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, is the first pontiff from Latin America and the first Jesuit, but he appears to hold views very much in line with his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.<p>Bergoglio has chosen the papal name Francis, becoming the 266th to hold the title of spiritual leader of the Catholic Church.<p><a href="http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1301150.htm">Catholic News Service</a> calls him an accomplished theologian and says Bergoglio has "written books on spirituality and meditation and has been outspoken against abortion and sa Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:12:50 +0000 Scott Neuman 4475 at http://wfpl.org Who Is Pope Francis? 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'