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A series of recent developments are renewing questions about the Catholic bishops’ alignment with the Republican Party, with much of the attention focusing on comments by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, who said he “certainly can’t vote for somebody who’s either pro-choice or pro-abortion.” Photo courtesy the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

(RNS1-SEPT08) Archbishop Charles Chaput was installed Thursday as the new archbishop of Philadelphia. “There’s no quick fix to problems that are so difficult,” he said, “and none of us here today, except the Lord himself, is a miracle worker.” For use with RNS-PHILLY-CHAPUT, transmitted Sept. 8, 2011. RNS photo courtesy Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

RNS PHILLY CHAPUT

RNS photo courtesy Archdiocese of Philadelphia

RNS PHILLY CHAPUT

A series of recent developments are renewing questions about the Catholic bishops’ alignment with the Republican Party, with much of the attention focusing on comments by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, who said he “certainly can’t vote for somebody who’s either pro-choice or pro-abortion.”