Monday, January 4, 2010
Conversations with Archbishop Kurtz
The January episode of Conversations with Archbishop Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky will air at 10pm on Tuesday January 5, 2010 on CathtolicTV. The show features an ongoing conversation with Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz about the Archdiocese of Louisville, his involvement with the larger Church (both nationally and globally), and issues of faith in general. Reed Yadon serves as the host and conversation partner with the Archbishop in this monthly 30-minute show.
The first episode of 2010 welcomes in the New Year along with an overview of the Archbishop’s recent involvement at the November meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops(USCCB). Archbishop Kurtz serves as treasurer of the USCCB and is the committee chairman of the Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage. In his role as treasurer, Archbishop Kurtz requested a three-percent increase in the diocesan assessment to support the activities of the USCCB. Since 1998 the assessment has remained the same and the increase request was approved by the Bishops. Archbishop Kurtz, shares with viewers that the body of work by the USCCB supports the work of the local church.
CatholicTV is privileged to include the Conversations show as part of “From the Chair” programming block. “From the Chair” was established to feature Bishops sharing their ministry and experiences with the wide audience of CatholicTV. The CatholicTV network broadcasts across the US on Sky Angel, in the New England region on Comcast, Verizon, Full Channel, RCN and in Chattanooga(TN) on FiTV.
The Conversations series began airing in April of 2009. Topics include Archbishop Kurtz's vocation story, his experiences and impressions since arriving at the Archdiocese nearly two years ago, his national involvement with the Bishops' Conference, and organizations such as Catholic Relief Services. Viewers have the opportunity to send comments and questions that may be incorporated into the conversation by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The show airs in the Louisville (KY) area on Channel 19, an interfaith religious cable television ministry, available to subscribers of Insight Cable in the Louisville area. Established in 1987, this unique channel was made possible through a generous grant from the Mary and Barry Bingham Sr. fund. Channel 19 is operated by the unique partnership of the Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville, The Baptist Consortium and the Kentuckiana Interfaith Community.
From the Chair airs on CatholicTV and CatholicTV.com on Tuesdays at 10:00 PM, Saturdays at 3:30 PM and Sundays at 12:30PM.