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Journalists missed significance of USCCB president vote, says Weigel

CWN - December 02, 2010

When the US bishops elected Archbishop Timothy Dolan to head their episcopal conference, most secular journalists rushed to see the surprise result as a matter of liberal vs. conservative bishops, notes George Weigel. As a result, he says, they missed the more significant aspect of the election: it marked the end of the "Bernardin era" in the US bishops' conference.

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