Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz

Birthday: 18 August 1946
Education:

Bachelor’s in Philosophy- St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA
Master’s in Divinity – St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA
Master’s in Social Work – Marywood University, Scranton, PA

Ordination: 18 March 1972
Episcopate: 8 December 1999
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Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz on the Issues

Viganò testimony

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Amoris Laetitia

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  • On April 8, 2016, Bishop Kurtz issued a generic statement about how he “joyfully” welcomes Amoris Laetitia, describing it as a “love letter” inviting Catholics to “enter more deeply” into the beauty of marriage and Christ’s teaching. Saying nothing about communion for divorced and remarried Catholics, Kurtz went on to encourage Catholics to “reflect” on how the document “can be applied in our lives.” (USCCB)

Pro-life leadership

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Homosexuality

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  • Archbishop Kurtz said the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex “marriage” in 2015 was a “tragic error” that harms the common good and the most vulnerable. (USCCB)

Abortion politics

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Contraception

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“LGBT” ideology

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  • Archbishop Kurtz was one of the chief signatories of an open letter defending Church teaching on men and women and their differences. The letter, titled “Created Male and Female,” was released on December 15, 2017 and signed by leaders of various Christian denominations. Kurtz was chairman of the USCCB’s committee for religious liberty at the time. (USCCB)

Liturgy

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Marriage and Family Life

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  • In August 2015, the Archdiocese of Louisville became the first diocese in the country to reject a homosexual man’s application to be a Boy Scout Leader. (LifeSiteNews)

Education

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