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  Kennedy flap exposes Catholic divide

Kennedy dispute reveals a Catholic divide

A bitter dispute over abortion that prompted Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop to ask Rep. Patrick Kennedy not to receive Holy Communion has revealed the depth of the divide among Catholics. Full story

Bishop bans Kennedy from Communion

  Nov. 23: Bishop Thomas Tobin, who has banned Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., from receiving Holy Communion due to his views on abortion, talks about the line between public and private life for politicians.

Catholic Church takes a stand

  Nov. 23: Dan Connors, editor-in-chief of Catholic Digest discusses the role the Catholic Church is playing in health care reform and the specific squabble between Congressman Patrick Kennedy and Providence, Rhode Island's Bishop Thomas Tobin about withholding holy communion.

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  Kennedy banned from Communion?

Nov. 23: Politico’s Jeanne Cummings talks about whether a Catholic who believes in a woman’s right to choose be allowed to take Holy Communion.

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