His Eminence Edwin Cardinal O'Brien, Grand Master of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore

The Energizer Padre. An Evangelicum Enthusiasm  AND ability hardly matched!! Keep forward, Brother!!

His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
To anyone who has been engaged in evangelization efforts in the United States over the past thirty years Father John E. Hurley, CSP is no stranger.  Since the initiation of the Paulist Center for Catholic Evangelization in 1979 on through to New Evangelization Strategies today, Father Hurley continues to be a guiding light and source of encouragement.  It is a great pleasure for me to recommend New Evangelization Strategies to assist parishes and Catholic ministries to become more intentional as Disciples of Jesus.  As we all seek to be evangelizing followers of Jesus this initiative is truly a blessing.

Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

I write to take this opportunity to thank Father Hurley for his dedicated, generous ministry and service.  In countless ways, he has built up the Body of Christ here in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and has enabled many people to deepen their relationship with the Lord and to live out their baptismal call to discipleship.

Very Reverend Mark C. Padrez, OP-Prior Provincial
Western Dominican Province
 My experience working with Fr. Hurley has  been a delight.  It was obvious  that you spoke  and led us from your rich experience of the    Church and      life.  Our men were  impressed how quickly you grasped our  situation and  where we wanted to go.  Your approach was pastoral but rooted in the reality  of the Church today.  There is no doubt that we benefited from your  experience and dedication to make the Church a Church envisioned by  Pope Francis that goes where there is the greatest need to hear the Word of  God.