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Phil Boas: Baptism issue is a dispute within the Catholic family

The Show regularly checks in with the editorial board of the Arizona Republic to talk about current issues facing the state and the region — featured in columns on the newspaper’s op-ed pages.

Rev. Andres Arango of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix resigned earlier this month after it was determined he'd used incorrect language when performing baptisms over the span of decades. The controversy boiled down to his use of "we" rather than "I" during the course of the baptisms. According to the Diocese, that means thousands of baptisms are invalid.

Retired journalist Tim McGuire, a lifelong Catholic, wrote about his feelings on the situation in a column for the Republic over the weekend.

The Show spoke with the Republic's Phil Boas about McGuire's piece.

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