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Radio's Bryan Fischer Tries Pushing Romney Right

The evangelical radio host recently made national news for leading an attack against Mitt Romney's openly gay national security spokesman, who later resigned. But Fischer's viewpoints on abortion, gay marriage, education and taxes have been influencing his listeners long before this.
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Friars Come To Nuns' Defense In Vatican Investigation

The Franciscan friars of the U.S. have expressed support for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. The organization which represents most of the country's nuns is the subject of a Vatican investigation. Audie Cornish speaks with Father Joe Nangle, of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Arlington, Va., about his order's decision to support the Sisters.
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Born To Be Wild: Catholic Nuns Hit The Road

American Catholic nuns are outraged over federal government budget cuts to programs that help the poor. They're taking their fight to the streets, on a bus tour. This comes at a critical time because of a conflict with the Vatican over "serious doctrinal problems." Host Michel Martin speaks with one road tripping nun, Sister Simone Campbell.
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Prayers Divided Over Gay-Marriage Ban In Minnesota

Catholic bishops pushed to get a measure onto the November ballot that defines marriage as between one man and one woman in the state constitution. Now the church is the largest campaign contributor in the marriage amendment debate. But not all Catholics are onboard.
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Vatican Criticizes American Theologian's Book

The Vatican this week strongly criticized a book on sexual ethics by Sister Margaret Farley, a prominent American Catholic theologian. The rebuke from the Vatican comes as leaders of an organization of American nuns are in their own dispute with Rome. John Allen, of the National Catholic Reporter, talks to David Greene about the disputes.

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