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Special Assignment (The Pope in America) (Part V) #111703

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 08, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Bloomville, WI: Rebecca Chase) Growing schism between United States women and Catholic Church over various soc. and religious issues examined; details given, scenes shown. [Sister Marla LANG - recalls parish's initial reaction to her appointed in absence of a priest.] [PARISHIONERS - praise Lang.] Duties Lang's not allowed to perform as a woman listed. [LANG - acknowledges pain in injustice of church rules.] [Father Dave MALSCH - accuses Church of tokenism by not allowing women like Lang to be ordained while having them work for Church.] [LANG - comments.] Related statistics outlined on screen. [Archbishop Roger MAHONY - claims God only wants men as priests.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Part VI announced.

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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