The Most Rev. Joseph Kurtz, visiting Salt Lake City at the invitation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says the two faiths "stand together on issues that are good for America."
The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, said promoting "the gift of family" and "safeguarding religious freedom" are examples of two issues where the faiths are aligned. . . .
He said he has experienced a mutual respect with leaders of the LDS Church and has developed a friendship with Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, with whom he was on a panel discussion at the University of Notre Dame in 2012.