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New museum honoring Cardinal Ritter opens in New Albany

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NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- A new museum honoring a Catholic Cardinal from New Albany opened Wednesday afternoon.

The museum honors the life and legacy of Cardinal Elmer Ritter, who, during his time as a priest and later archbishop, helped desegregate Catholic schools in Indiana in the 1940s.

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore returned home to New Albany for the ceremony.

Lori is also a liaison for the Catholic Church in Washington. He says he has concerns about how the Affordable Care Act could affect Catholics.

"The health and human services mandate would involve church organizations in insuring for services that are contrary to Church teachings," said Lori. "We don't think that ought to be the case and we never had to do it until now and we don't think it should be the case going forward."

The museum is part of the Ritter House in New Albany, which is in line with Cardinal Ritter's mission of social justice.

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