LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says he will keep a steady pace as he balances the duties of leading Louisville's archdiocese with his new role as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Kurtz was in Louisville Friday and spoke briefly with media before he was scheduled to travel to Mexico for a meeting with Catholic leaders. He says thanks to the internet, he is able to do much of the work related to the bishops conference from Louisville. He was elected to the post on Tuesday.
In Mexico he will be speaking about a new website that will guide American church leaders on ways to connect to the faithful.
Kurtz says Pope Francis has called on Catholics to be creative in their ministry, rather than imposing their faith or being "preachy."