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USCCB president calls for civility in politics

June 02, 2016

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has called upon Christians to bring “civility, compassion, courage, [and] calm” to a “highly charged political climate.”

Writing in Our Sunday Visitor, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville said that “Catholic social teaching calls us to be concerned about all people, from the moment of conception to natural death … We must have the courage to face what Pope Francis calls the ‘the polite persecution’ of forcing religion from public service.”

“Our task is to move from debate to dialogue; a dialogue that allows us to articulate our Christian values and to listen to others, moving us to morally sound solutions,” he added.

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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 03, 2016 7:55 AM ET USA

    A timely reminder as many about us are loudly debating three very controversial presidential candidates, a controversial President, and the fate of our nation!