Hundreds of people gathered today at Louisville’s Cathedral of the Assumption to pay their final respects to Archbishop Emeritus Thomas C. Kelly. The 80-year-old retired Catholic leader died last week in Louisville. Kelly was remembered by colleagues as a humble man who was highly respected throughout the church. Among those paying tribute was Archbishop Emeritus… Continue reading Warm Remembrances At Kelly Funeral Mass
Funeral arrangements are complete for retired Archbishop of Louisville Thomas C. Kelly, who died yesterday at the age of 80: Sunday, December 18: 7: 30 p.m. Rite of Reception of the Body, Cathedral of the Assumption 8:00-9:00 p.m.: Public Visitation Monday, December 19: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Public Visitation at Cathedral of the Assumption… Continue reading Funeral Arrangements Announced For Retired Archbishop Thomas Kelly
Sunday marks the beginning of the season of Advent in the Roman Catholic Church—-the spiritual preparation for Christmas. But it will also mark a major milestone for millions of Catholics across the country, including the 200,000 members of the Archdiocese of Louisville. Sweeping changes to the church liturgy–the ritual prayers recited during Mass—go into effect.… Continue reading In Depth: Catholics Preparing For Liturgy Changes
This Sunday, millions of Roman Catholics in English-speaking countries will begin reciting a new set of prayers during the celebration of Mass. That’s when a new translation of those prayers, the Roman Missal, goes into effect. Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says clergy and parishioners alike have long been preparing for the changes. “I like to… Continue reading New Liturgical Era Begins Sunday For Roman Catholics
Kurtz was elected Tuesday on the third ballot in a runoff against the Archbishop of Denver during the group’s fall General Assembly in Baltimore. He’ll serve a three year term.
Pope Benedict has appointed a new bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro. Father William Medley will be ordained as the fourth bishop of the western Kentucky diocese in February. The 57 year old Medley is a familiar figure in the Louisville area, where he has been pastor of several parishes and served in other… Continue reading Medley To Become Bishop Of Owensboro Diocese
Louisville’s Presentation Academy will hold a dedication ceremony today for its new $5 million Arts and Athletic Center on South Fourth Street. The school’s President, Sister Christine Beckett, says the Catholic high school will welcome city and state officials, students, donors, alumni and friends for the ceremony. “The Archbishop of Louisville will be there to bless—to actually… Continue reading New Presentation Academy Building To Be Dedicated
Thousands of students in the Cathlolic Archiocese of Louisville school system are returning to class this week, many of them on Wednesday. Superintendent Leisa Schulz says total enrollment is expected to exceed 20,000. One school, Saint Mary Academy, is operating on a new campus in eastern Jefferson County. “Saint Mary is our latest regional… Continue reading New School Year Begins For Catholic Students