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Monday, March 11, 2013

Papal contender joins fight against Obama

A dark-horse papal contender is urging support for a bill that would vastly weaken the Obama administration's birth-control coverage mandate.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, wrote to members of Congress Friday touting an effort to exempt from the mandate any employer who objects to birth control.

The bill (H.R. 940) from Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) preserves the "vitally important traditions of religious freedom and the right of conscience," O'Malley wrote.

"Providers of healthcare, as well as those who offer or purchase insurance, should not face an unacceptable choice between preserving their religious and moral integrity and participating in our healthcare system," he wrote.

O'Malley is in Rome this week to participate in the election of the next pope. A leading Italian paper recently named him among the favorites to lead the Catholic Church.

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Cardinal O'Malley preaches at his titular church in Rome on Sunday.

How Cardinal O'Malley celebrates Mass

To see more videos of Cardinals celebrating Mass, click on the label below. There are some horrific videos.
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