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Posted: June 21, 2014 at 3:04 a.m.

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U.S. bishops strive to ally with Vatican

Participants pray at the start of the morning general session at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in New Orleans, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are holding their mid-year meeting as they wrestle with the new agenda set by Pope Francis to make compassion a priority over hot-button issues such as abortion.

NEW ORLEANS -- They are rethinking what kinds of houses they live in, and what kinds of cars they drive. They ... Read »

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