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Growing discontent with Vatican spawns underground churches

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Rev. Mary Ramerman leads a service at Spiritus Christi Church in New York. (Courtesy of Paul Kuppinger)

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Rev. Mary Ramerman holds the communion cup while Fr. James Callan (holding his hands in front of him) stands beside her. (Courtesy of Paul Kuppinger)

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Rev. Mary Ramerman performs a baptism at Spiritus Christi Church in New York. (Courtesy of Paul Kuppinger)

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A boy gets confirmed by Rev. Mary Ramerman while Fr. James Callan looks on. (Courtesy of Paul Kuppinger)

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Rev. Mary Ramerman and Fr. James Callan give a first communion at Spiritus Christi Church in New York. (Courtesy of Paul Kuppinger)

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Sexual abuse and conservative leadership are driving Catholics out of their parishes. Could underground churches be the answer?


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