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Wed Nov 15, 2023, 05:10 PM Nov 2023

Ousted Texas bishop rallies outside US bishops meeting as his peers reinforce Catholic voter values

Source: Associated Press

Ousted Texas bishop rallies outside US bishops meeting as his peers reinforce Catholic voter values

BY TIFFANY STANLEY AND PETER SMITH
Updated 3:29 PM EST, November 15, 2023

BALTIMORE (AP) — Soon after U.S. bishops inside a Baltimore hotel approved materials on how Catholics should vote in 2024 elections, their recently ousted colleague and dozens of his supporters rallied outside the annual fall business meeting.

Bishop Joseph Strickland, a conservative cleric recently removed by Pope Francis as head of the diocese of Tyler, Texas, following his increasingly severe criticisms of the pontiff, prayed the rosary with dozens of supporters along the waterfront.

Inside their conference room, the bishops approved a document that didn’t say who Catholics should vote for, but rather how they should rely on the church’s teachings, like its anti-abortion and pro-immigrant stances, when making their ballot choices.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the top Catholic clergy body in America, approved supplements on Wednesday to its voter guide, which is known as “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.”

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/united-states-catholic-bishops-voter-values-strickland-rally-331ee36a32bcee05ac620c356ab41466

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"rallied outside the annual fall business meeting" Tax their damn business! FSogol Nov 2023 #1
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