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Archbishop Kurtz: Gospel serves the common good, not political agendas


As the presidential nominees prepare for their third and final debate this Wednesday evening and just weeks away from Election Day, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz has released the following video statement. The video is a follow-up to his written statement of last week which invites Catholics to take time prior to the elections to deeply reflect on the founding principles of our republic and the gospel truths. The video also directly addresses public officials in calling them to respect the rights of people to live their faith without interference from the state. Archbishop Kurtz’s video statement is available at

Joseph E. Kurtz’s original written statement

Catholics are also encouraged to take a moment to also read Forming Consciences of Faithful Citizenship, the USCCB teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics: