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Catholic Voters Get Some Leeway on Pro-Abortion Candidates

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Catholic Voters Get Some Leeway on Pro-Abortion Candidates

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Catholic Voters Get Some Leeway on Pro-Abortion Candidates

Catholic Voters Get Some Leeway on Pro-Abortion Candidates

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In a memorandum, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, an influential Vatican official on Catholic doctrine, suggests that Catholic voters might be able to support an abortion rights candidate and still stay within the bounds of church teaching. Hear NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty.

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