Immigration Debate Divides Catholic Parishoners

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Cardinal Roger Mahony holds a special Mass April 5, 2006, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Mahony called on Catholics to pray and fast in solidarity with the estimated 12 million undocumented living in the United States. The Associated Press/The Associated Press hide caption

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Cardinal Roger Mahony holds special Mass

Cardinal Roger Mahony holds a special Mass April 5, 2006, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Mahony called on Catholics to pray and fast in solidarity with the estimated 12 million undocumented living in the United States.

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In Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony calls on parishioners to fast as a show of support for illegal immigrants. But some of Mahony's fellow Catholics wonder why the church is stepping into the red-hot political debate. It's only part of the great religious divide over illegal immigration.

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