DENVER (Reuters) - Facing small but clear signs of discontent within
their own ranks, U.S. Catholic bishops may be poised to rethink their
aggressive tactics for fighting a federal mandate that health insurance
plans cover contraception, according to sources close to influential bishops.
There are no indications the bishops will drop their fight
against the federal mandate. But dozens of bishops, meeting this week
in Washington, are likely to discuss concerns that their battle against
the Obama administration over birth control risks being viewed by the
public as narrow and partisan and thus diminishes the church's moral
authority, the sources said.
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