I have enormous respect for Cardinal Nichols and find him distinctly likeable. But he is not my bishop, and I am under no obligation to have any regard to the views he expresses, unless what he says carries with it its own moral conviction.
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Francis-Obama to discuss: caring for the marginalized and the poor; advancing economic opportunity; serving as good stewards of the environment; protecting religious minorities, promoting religious freedom, welcoming immigrants
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