USCCB outgoing president Cardinal George cites divide over health-care debate

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BALTIMORE — In his final address as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago criticized those who define the Church's usefulness by whether it provides "foot soldiers for a political commitment, whether of the left or the right." In his talk opening the Nov. 15-18 fall general assembly of the USCCB, the cardinal devoted much of his time to reviewing the debate over health care reform earlier this year and the "wound to the Church's unity" caused by differences over the final legislation.

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