Top US Catholic bishop denounces anti-Islam backlash to shootings

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Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., left, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Photo by Bob Roller, courtesy of Catholic News Service

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., left, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Photo by Bob Roller, courtesy of Catholic News Service

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(RNS) Archbishop Joseph Kurtz also laments the Planned Parenthood attack and violence "in the name of God," and calls for stricter gun control.

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  • Robert Wagner

    Kudos to Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurz who indeed genuinely emulates, teaches, and lives in harmony with the teachings of our loving and humble Supreme Rabbi; Jesus the Christ. No tender of “lip service” is he. But rather an ingot of what the real deal of a true Christian-Catholic “Servant of God” and God’s people ought to look like.
    This Archbishop’s words “Let us confront the extremist threat with courage and compassion, recognizing that Christianity, Islam, Judaism and many other religions (should be (sic) united in opposition to violence carried out in their name,”… bring to mind the Church’s seriously sinful “tragedy of silence” in Nazi Germany; aside from the Protestant Dietrich Bonhoeffer and few ordained Catholic martyrs.
    Please consider sharing with your Pastor, the hope that the RCC will not maintain a public silence on the issue of extending refuge to God’s displaced Syrian families.