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Bishop blasts Obama plan on birth control

Bishop R. Daniel Conlon in May 2011. (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune)

Bishop R. Daniel Conlon in May 2011. (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune)

Acknowledging the divide in the pews regarding birth control, Bishop Daniel Conlon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet has joined the chorus of Catholic leaders denouncing the Obama administration’s requirement to include contraception in employees’ health benefits.

“Now, it is no secret that many Catholics dissent from the Church’s longstanding teaching on artificial contraception, elective sterilization and abortion. However, pursuing old arguments on these issues will sidetrack us from the real one at hand,” Conlon wrote in a letter to be read before all Masses Saturday and Sunday.

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