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Foreign Priests Get Help Preaching in English

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Foreign Priests Get Help Preaching in English

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Foreign Priests Get Help Preaching in English

Foreign Priests Get Help Preaching in English

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The American Catholic Church has long relied on priests from abroad to fill the vacancies caused by the dwindling number of U.S.-born priests. But American parishioners often have trouble understanding the priests' foreign accents. Now a program in Texas is helping priests preach with their pronunciation. Meagan Cockram, a teacher with Global English Training, discusses the program with Deborah Amos.