Interim Reflections of the Task Force on Catholic Bishops and Catholic Politicians
June 15, 2004
The following reports were presented to the bishops of the United States at their meeting in Englewood, Colorado, on June 15, 2004. They are the Interim Reflections of the Task Force on Catholic Bishops and Catholic Politicians. They represent the work, the observations, and the interim guidance of the task force only. They were requested by the bishops and helped to inform the bishops statement on Catholics in Political Life, issued on June 18, 2004. We hope they will be useful in the months ahead.
This is not a final report. The task force will continue to consult with the Holy See, other episcopal conferences, the bishops of the United States, and others as it develops its final report.
Catholics in Political Life
Opening CommentsCardinal Theodore McCarrick
Theological ReflectionsArchbishop William Levada
Summary of Consultation ProcessCardinal William Keeler
Interim Reflections of the Task ForceCardinal Theodore McCarrick