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Journalists missed significance of USCCB president vote, says Weigel

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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