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About 28 percent of clergy members said they were looking forward to the changes before they took effect, and that approval remained.

About 17 percent of the parish leaders said they changed their minds about the revisions and liked the new language, while 11 percent of them had been excited for the changes but now regretted them. Six percent said they hadn’t noticed a difference.

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Meredith Somers cover religion and faith issues for The Washington Times.