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Scranton bishop takes national stage

December 01, 2008

Bishop Joseph Martino, who gained national prominence for his vocal pro-life stance during the recent presidential election, was the subject of a profile in yesterday’s Scranton Times-Tribune. Praised and criticized for that stance, he also has been criticized for his handling of the closing of parishes and schools. ‘Bishop Martino has been brought in to do the dirty work,’ says one critic. ‘He did the dirty work; he did it so dirtily, however, that now he’s disliked.’


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