Religion: A Healer for Catholics

As a member of the U.S. delegation to the Synod of Bishops in Rome this autumn, the Archbishop of Cincinnati earned a signal honor: he was the only bishop to be elected on the first ballot to the planning council for the next Synod. Last week Joseph L. Bernardin, who at 46 is one of the nation's youngest archbishops, received an even more important accolade. In Washington, D.C., at their annual meeting, the 248 U.S. bishops present elected him the next president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, the collective voice of...

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