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Catholic bishops warn Obama they'll fight on abortion

Statement to focus on 'opposing evil'

Bishop Dale J. Melczek of Gary, Ind., (center) and Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis (right) were among the Catholic bishops on hand yesterday at a semiannual meeting in Baltimore. Bishop Dale J. Melczek of Gary, Ind., (center) and Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis (right) were among the Catholic bishops on hand yesterday at a semiannual meeting in Baltimore. (Steve Ruark/associated press)
By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / November 12, 2008

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BALTIMORE - The nation's Catholic bishops decided yesterday to fire an opening salvo at the incoming Obama administration, pledging to work with the new president on issues such as immigration and healthcare but also warning that the Catholic Church will do everything it can to oppose his support for abortion rights. (Full article: 764 words)

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