From Beacon Hill to ‘Bishop Bling,’ clergy housing faces new scrutiny

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Auxiliary Bishop Luis R. Zarama of Atlanta and Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, far right, of Atlanta walk in procession with bishops from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina after concelebrating Mass at the tomb of Blessed John XXIII in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on May 8, 2012. The bishops were making their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican to report on the status of their dioceses. Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service

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(RNS) The so-called “Francis effect” may be real, at least when it comes to clerical housing, and could be coming to a church near you. Here are some of the latest controversies over clerical lifestyles.