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Elections on second day of fall bishops' meeting

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The second day of the U.S. bishops' annual fall meeting in Baltimore saw a number elections held, among the most important being those for conference secretary and chair of the Committee on Communications. 

In a close vote for conference secretary, Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans beat out Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, 52 percent to 48 percent. Aymond will take office in November 2015. 

Preview: Documentarian discusses 'In Good Conscience,' the story of Sr. Jeannine Gramick's LGBT ministry

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A decade ago, "In Good Conscience: Sister Jeannine Gramick's Journey of Faith" premiered at Lincoln Center's Independents Night in New York City. The film chronicles Gramick's journey from quiet nun to groundbreaking advocate and minister to the Catholic gay and lesbian community, and it explores her response to her silencing by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

WATCH: 'Dumb and Dumber' director chats with a Jesuit

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What does the guy responsible for some of the most blush-inducing comedy scenes over the past 20 years and a Jesuit priest have in common? More than you'd think. The IN Network's Jesuit Fr. Radmar Jao sat down with director Peter Farrelly ("Dumb and Dumber," "There's Something About Mary") to talk about something he probably won't be discussing this week while promoting "Dumb and Dumber To": his spirituality.

St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese slashes budget 20%

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I missed this story in Morning Briefing, but thought NCR readers would like to see it.
 

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis this weekend announced 20 percent in spending cuts, which is about $5 million worth of reductions in jobs and programs.

"Even without including unanticipated legal and other outside professional fees, our current operational budget is unsustainable," says the archdiocese's vicar general.

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