Kurtz: Synod final will clarify Admin Thursday, October 16, 2014 Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, said he hoped the final report of the Synod of Bishops on the family will improve on the assembly’s midterm report in celebrating exemplary families. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.