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Archbishop Kurtz Lays Out Vision for USCCB Presidency, Synod Preparation

posted on November 11, 2014

Michael O’Loughlin reports for Crux, “In his first address to the full slate of American bishops as president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville praised Pope Francis’ tone and style, but avoided specific mention of the hot-button cultural issues that roiled the Synod of Bishops meeting at the Vatican last month.” Kurtz defended Pope Francis’ emphasis on mercy over judgement and embracing those not living within the Church’s teachings. The Church “must especially seek out those who suffer under the weight of the difficulties faced by families today, remembering to see the person first, walking with them, and pointing the way toward God,” Kurtz said.

Read at Crux