27 November, 2015 - Archbishop Kurtz visits Gethsemani




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The Archbishop of Louisville, the Most Reverend Joseph Kurtz, visited the abbey over Thanksgiving for a brief retreat. 


He took the time to address the community in a special chapter. This has been a busy year for him. As president of the USCCB, he played a major part in Pope Francis' visit to the US earlier this year, and more recently was central to the Synod of Bishops on the Family in Rome. 

  He spoke to us about the Pope, as well as the Synod on the family, and his meeting with President Obama on the issue of refugees, while also bringing us up-to-date on activities in the diocese. We were grateful for his presence.