Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

July 8, 2014

The Catholic Church Must Remain Free to Serve Others, Archbishop Kurtz Says

At the Mass that brought the 2014 Fortnight for Freedom to a conclusion, Archbishop Kurtz specifically cited the work of the Little Sister of the Poor, who continue to fight the government’s contraception mandate.

June 19, 2014

Archbishop Kurtz: Synod on the Family to Draw on ‘Richness’ of Global Church

Bishops from around the world will gather in Rome Oct. 5-19 to discuss 'pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.'

June 16, 2014

U.S. Bishops Ponder Challenges Posed by Family and Poverty Issues

At their annual spring meeting in New Orleans, the U.S. Church’s shepherds discussed how to fulfill Pope Francis’ vision for evangelization in the 21st century.

February 20, 2014

Pope Francis Appoints Archbishop Kurtz to Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Cardinal Leonardi Sandri was confirmed as prefect of the department, which oversees relations with the 22 Eastern Churches in communion with the Holy See.

November 22, 2013

Conference Reaffirms Need for New Evangelization in Americas

Church leaders from North and South America gathered in Mexico City with Vatican officials to discuss the blessings and challenges to faith in the region.

November 14, 2013

U.S. Bishops’ New Leaders Commit to Battle the ‘Culture of Indifference’

President-elect Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said immigration, defense of marriage and religious freedom and protection of human life are all part of the Church’s response to society’s threats against human dignity.

February 27, 2012

Cardinal Dolan Joins Protest Over 'Unacceptable' Attack on Religious Liberty

500 signatures are now on Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's petition campaign to protect Americans' First Amendment rights.

October 7, 2011

Archbishop Kurtz on Priestly Vocations, the Rosary, Traditional Marriage

Vice president of the U.S. bishops’ conference places heavy responsibility for defense of marriage on Christian couples.

August 9, 2011

The Case for Catholic Health Care

U.S. bishops’ spokeswoman Sister Mary Ann Walsh and Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz speak out for religious freedom in light of recent insurance mandate and hospital merger.

January 25, 2011

John Garvey Inaugurated as 15th President of CUA

November 16, 2010

Getting to Know Archbishop Dolan and Archbishop Kurtz

Get the backstory on the new USCCB president and vice president.