Chastened Catholic Bishops Told They Have to Reform Themselves

At Religion News Service, David Gibson reports on the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The bishops now face a challenge of repairing their relationship with the Obama administration after criticizing him during the election, as well as fighting the administration’s mandate which requires employers to provide free contraception insurance coverage. “We have always maintained an openness to dialogue and that will continue,” says Baltimore Archbishop William Lori. 

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