Religion: Unreservedly Loyal to the Pope

Since the Second Vatican Council concluded in 1965, dissension has become widespread among Roman Catholics in the U.S. Time after time priests, sisters and lay members alike have publicly and sometimes defiantly questioned policies and dictums emanating from the Vatican. But since he became Pope, John Paul II has been unyielding in his determination to restore certainty in church teaching, and lately he has turned his attention toward America. Perhaps the greatest burden of this simmering dispute has fallen on the 253 active bishops in the U.S., who are caught between the will of their Pontiff | and the insistent expectations...

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