U.S. Catholic bishops try to calm anxiety over Pope / Associated Press

America’s Catholic bishops came together Monday to project an image of unity, after a Vatican meeting on the family unleashed an uproar over the direction of the church.

“Last month’s gathering in Rome on more compassionately ministering to families featured open debate — alarming many traditional Catholics, who argued it would undermine public understanding of church teaching. Pope Francis encouraged a free exchange of ideas at the assembly, or synod, in contrast to previous years, when such events were tightly scripted.”

By Rachel Zoll, Associated Press, on abcnews.go.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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