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Bishops conference skips the real issues
Bishops conference skips the real issues

This week nearly 300 bishops will be meeting in Baltimore ("Nation's Catholic bishops gather in Baltimore Monday," Nov. 9). They will be tidying up some housekeeping measures in the Catholic Church, but ignoring the example of Pope Francis, they won't be addressing those matters that divide the church and cause practicing Catholics to leave in droves. Two issues that affect me personally, and legions of other Catholics, will not be on the agenda. The bishops will not consider the acceptance of homosexuals in the church and the man-made rules that prohibit divorced Catholics from receiving Holy Communion. My brother loved the church and its liturgy. He was a choir...