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Letter: Setting record straight on Catholic citizenship

Letter: Setting record straight on Catholic citizenship


After reading John Maddock's recent letter in the Tribune I feel compelled to set the record straight before people form opinions based on erroneous statements and implications.

I did not attend President Trump's event at the Mandan refinery. I do not recall receiving an invitation but would not have participated even if I had been invited.

As for the refugee resettlement issue, I wrote a letter to the Burleigh County commissioners in support of resettlement in general and specifically asked them to approve resettlement of refugees in the county.

When it comes to voting, I made my position clear in my October 2012 letter to the faithful entitled "Catholic Citizenship" which can be found on the diocesan website What I wrote then is true today. I will not tell Catholics how to vote. Instead, I ask them each to make their own decisions and "vote as a Catholic citizen with a properly formed Catholic conscience."

Bishop David Kagan, Bismarck


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