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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Thomas J. Reese
When he turned 75, Cardinal Francis George did what the Roman Catholic Church expects of its bishops. He submitted his resignation so the pope could decide how much longer the cardinal would serve.
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.
Are the Rev. Thomas J. Reese and 90 Georgetown University faculty members really taking Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, to task for supposedly hurting the poor and not being Catholic enough in his budget proposal ("Cross-referencing," Inside the Beltway: Web, Tuesday)?
Washington-area Catholics attending Mass on Christmas Day will find major changes in the familiar language of the liturgy after the introduction of a new English version, which some have welcomed as "poetic" and others criticize as "clunky and archaic."
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected Tuesday to be president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in an upset victory over an Arizona bishop with a moderate style who is the sitting vice president.
"Pastoral conservatives are churchmen in the good sense of the word. They're loyal. They grew up in conservative families. They had a conservative education in the seminary. They're trained to be loyal to the pope. Now we've got a new pope," said Reese, an analyst with the National Catholic Reporter. "I think these people will eventually come over to Francis and his way of approaching things."