Tuesday, June 12, 2007

its official

I haven't seen the Vatican Information Service yet, but it looks official in today's Vatican Daily Bulletin... at least in Italian.

Also, the C-J is running the same. Bishop Kurtz will be the new Archbishop of Louisville. Installation date TBA but most likely on August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the patronal feast of the Archdiocese of Louisville and her Cathedral of the Assumption. This is technically outside the two month limit imposed by Canon Law within which he must be installed following his announcement. But the Apostolic Nuncio can extend the period to include this most appropriate date.

I'll post more info when I get it.

1 comment:

phatcatholic said...

I don't have a link, but I received this in my email today:

VATICAN CITY, JUN 12, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Bishop Joseph Edward Kurtz of Knoxville, U.S.A, as metropolitan archbishop of Louisville (area 21,041, population 1,190,000, Catholics 210,000, priests 205, permanent deacons 104, religious 929), U.S.A. The archbishop-elect was born in Shenandoah, U.S.A. in 1946, he was ordained a priest in 1972 and consecrated a bishop in 1999. He succeeds Archbishop Thomas Cajetan Kelly O.P., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.