Cardinal Speaks to BYU on Religious Liberty
On February 23, 2010, Cardinal Francis E. George, Archbishop of Chicago, spoke to Brigham Young University on “Catholics and Latter-day Saints: Partners in the Defense of Religious Freedom.”
The event was held at the BYU Marriott Center, and reports estimate 12,000 in attendance. Also in attendance were Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder Quentin L. Cook, and Bishop John C. Wester of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City.
Cardinal George explained:
“I’m personally grateful that after 180 years of living mostly apart from one another, Catholics and Latter-day Saints have begun to see one another as trustworthy partners in the defense of shared moral principles and in the promotion of the common good of our beloved country.”
“Our churches have different histories and systems of belief and practice, although we acknowledge a common reference point in the person and the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Cardinal: Catholics, Mormons must defend religious freedom together. Catholic News Service. February 23, 2010.
Cardinal George Addresses Religious Freedom in Speech at BYU. LDS Newsroom. February 23, 2010.
Cardinal tells BYU: We must work together for religious liberty. Salt Lake Tribune. February 23, 2010.
“Mormons, Catholics must defend religious freedom, Cardinal says.” Sara Israelsen-Hartley. Deseret News. February 23, 2010.
“Cardinal George: Mormons, Catholics must defend religious liberty.” Catholic World News. February 24, 2010
Watch the address at byu.tv