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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Mary'S Cathedral
Amid heavy security and the splendor of his faith's most sacred rites, the new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco assumed his office Thursday without referring to anger over his appointment in this gay-friendly city, but offering self-deprecating jokes about his recent drunken-driving arrest.
The Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco has apologized for his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, behavior that he said brought "shame" and "disgrace" on himself and the church, though legal experts said was unlikely to derail his promotion.
An Illinois Roman Catholic diocese whose bishop compared President Obama's treatment of the church to the actions of totalitarian regimes defended the comments Thursday, calling them "historical context" in an ongoing debate over religious liberty.