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Posted on Dec 7, 2015 |

+Kurtz to Will Speak on the Family Wednesday

+Kurtz to Will Speak on the Family Wednesday

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

Louisville’s Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and a delegate at the Extraordinary Synod on the family, will speak on the family Dec. 9th at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Mt. Washington/Cincinnati).

The lecture, the annual Gardiner Lecture on Moral Theology, is free and open to the public, and will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend.

“Having Archbishop Joseph Kurtz speak here now is important, particularly because of the recent Synod on the Family,” says Fr. Earl Fernandes, The Atheneaum’s Dean.

The Synod took place October 5-19 in Rome as bishops from all around the world gathered to discuss the pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.

“As president of the USCCBs, Archbishop Kurtz has participated in the last two synods. While many will try to ‘spin’ the Synod according to their particular agendas, Archbishop Kurtz has always struck me as being both direct and compassionate,” says Fr. Fernandes. “As the Year of Mercy begins, I am looking forward to his insights as to how we might accompany families along their journeys – in mercy and in truth.”

During the Synod, Archbishop Kurtz said Catholic families must play a leading role in evangelization:  We need families who can witness — even through their own wounds and difficulties – the beauty of marriage and family life.”  

The talk, “Inspiring and Accompanying Families in Christ: Reflections on the Synods on the Family,” will take place at 7:30 pm in The Athenaeum’s Bartlett Pastoral Center. Seating is limited.

To watch it live online, go to                                                    

For more information contact Fr. Fernandes by email at  or by phone at (513) 233-6152.

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