Dear Deacon Ralph,
Thank you for the opportunity to review your “homily pearls” and your book Heart to Heart with God. I am so pleased to offer this brief commendation:
Deacon Ralph Torrelli, whom I have known for 16 years, speaks with a pastoral heart and deep love for Christ and His Church. I welcome his online homily service, www.homilypearls.com. As Pope Francis calls those of us who preach to embrace the "Joy of the Gospel," I anticipate that this resource will be a great help!
Thank you for writing and letting me know about the great work you are doing. You are in my prayers.
Sincerely yours in our Lord,
+ Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, DD
Archbishop of Louisville