Father Martin Linebach named vicar general of Louisville

Fr. Martin Linebach, the new Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Louisville (Photo: St. James Catholic Church, Elizabethtown, KY)

LOUISVILLE – On January 18, The Record (Louisville’s Catholic newspaper) reported that Father Martin A. Linebach, 61, will assume the position of Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Louisville effective February 1, 2018.

Father Linebach is the pastor of St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and he will continue as pastor while serving the archdiocese.

Louisville’s Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz said, “I look forward to working with Father Martin, who has great qualifications to serve in this role. He has benefitted from a variety of pastoral experiences, pursued advanced education in management and administration as well as liturgical studies and demonstrates a deep love of Christ and His Church.”

For his part, Father Linebach pointed to the appointment as a sign of the archbishop’s confidence in the parish of St. James. “The archbishop wouldn’t have asked me if he didn’t have confidence in the parish, as well,” Linebach told his parishioners.

For the full story in The Record, click here.