ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 22, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Tax reform compromise mentioned. Controversial Catholic theologian Charles Curran profiled; scenes shown. [CURRAN - discusses his perception of religion, church.] Recent poll findings among United States Catholics on abortion, birth control and divorce listed on screen. [Reverend Richard McBRIEN - sees need for church to reform.] Curran's writings on various issues quoted on screen. [CURRAN - favors birth control in some circumstances.] [Archbishop James HICKEY - announces Vatican's decision to strip Curran of his theological post.] [CURRAN - discusses Vatican move, threat to defrock him.]
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