Friday, October 14, 2016

USCCB president issues statement following leaked Clinton campaign emails

Image result for Archbishop Joseph KurtzThe president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops called upon Americans to reflect upon the importance of religious freedom in the wake of “reports that some may have sought to interfere in the internal life of the Church for short-term political gain.”

“We … expect public officials to respect the rights of people to live their faith without interference from the state,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville. “When faith communities lose this right, the very idea of what it means to be an American is lost.”

Stating that “as Catholics, we hold onto our beliefs because they come to us from Jesus, not a consensus forged by contemporary norms,” he added, “Politicians, their staffs and volunteers should reflect our best aspirations as citizens. Too much of our current political discourse has demeaned women and marginalized people of faith. This must change.”

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