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Fight for the soul of the church

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A local Madison, Wis., newspaper has a story about the local Madison, Wis., church. The headline is Taking on Bishop Morlino and the teaser is "Robert Morlino claims to represent the true church of Jesus Christ. Some local Catholics aren't buying it."

And this is what we call "the nut paragraph":

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When historians of the Catholic Church look back at the early 21st century, they may identify Madison as an important battleground. The fight here is between laypeople and the church's hierarchy; at stake, arguably, is the soul of the church.

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