Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

Local News
3:32 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Louisville Archbishop Expects a 'Steady Pace' With National, Local Duties

Rick Howlett

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.

Kurtz was back in Louisville and meeting with local reporters Friday morning.   He was elected to a three- year term as president of the national group on Tuesday in Baltimore.

The 67 year old Kurtz says the job will require extensive travel, but he’ll be able to do a lot of work online from Louisville and will “keep a steady pace” fulfilling his local duties.

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The Two-Way
7:12 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Who Is Pope Francis?

Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio during a mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Juan Mabromata AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 9:41 pm

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.

Bergoglio has chosen the papal name Francis, becoming the 266th to hold the title of spiritual leader of the Catholic Church.

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Local News
12:13 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz: Pope Benedict's Resignation Sign of 'Deep Humility'

Rick Howlett

The head of the Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville says he’s grateful for Pope Benedict’s spiritual leadership over the past eight years.

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz was appointed to his post by Benedict nearly six years ago.

Kurtz says like most everyone, he was taken aback by the pope’s announcement that he will resign at the end of month.

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