Did Mario Cuomo pave the way for today’s conservative Catholic dissenters? (ANALYSIS)

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Mario Cuomo giving a speech, September 25, 2007.

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(RNS) As liberal Catholics eulogize the former New York governor, who famously elaborated a position by which Catholics pols could be “personally opposed” to abortion while still supporting abortion rights, it’s worth considering whether today’s conservative Catholics are benefiting from that same rationale when it comes to other policies.