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Topic - Chris Pumpelly
Popular pressure is mounting in the United States and Italy to keep Cardinal Roger Mahony, the archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles, away from the conclave to elect the next pope because of his role in shielding sexually abusive priests, a movement targeting one of the most prominent of a handful of compromised cardinals scheduled to vote next month.
Religious employers battling the Obama administration in court over a mandate in the president's health care law requiring them to offer contraceptive and birth control insurance to their employees could summarize their arguments neatly by pointing to the founder of Domino's Pizza.
Chris Pumpelly, a spokesman for the progressive Catholics United, said the administration has acted appropriately by addressing the objectors' concerns in a three-pronged fashion.
Houses of worship were exempted from Day One, and he said religious nonprofits received a good deal in Mr. Obama's recent compromise.