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American Agenda (Religion: Women in the Catholic Church) #157200

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 05, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Peggy Wehmeyer) The role of women in the American Catholic Church, which suffers from an acute priest shortage, examined; scenes shown from Saint Fideles Catholic Church in Chicago. [Sister Leonette KALUZNI (kah-looz-knee) - outlines her role.] [Notre Dame theology professor Father Richard McBRIEN - cites the importance of women administrators to the church.] The training of Catholic laypeople, mostly women, at graduate programs like that at Institution of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University in Chicago detailed. [Loyola's Peter GILMOUR - notes the change.] [Dissident Catholic Call to Action's Rea HOWARTH, Bridget Mary MEEHAN, Jim WEBSTER - call for the church to end its patriarchal structure.] The response from traditional Catholics to the dissidents views noted. [Arlington, Virginia, parishioner Mary Ann KREITZER - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
Wehmeyer, Peggy

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