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(Studio) Cardinal Patrick O'Boyle warns 52 priests in his Washington, DC archdiocese to accept Pope Paul's statements on birth control or face punishment. 1 of priests suspended after he and others signed statement saying freedom of conscience should be used in some cases.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) O'Boyle defs. papal encyclical. [O'BOYLE - says those who imagine church will reverse its position are mistaken. Pope is Supreme Teacher; teachings must be accepted by all Catholics.] [Reverend Joseph O'DONOGHUE - says Gallup Poll said 80% Catholics in 20s felt birth control morally permissible. 1/2 United States population under 29. Most bps. that have spkn. out are European; expect more Americans] O'Boyle gives 51 other priests 11 days to yield. [O'BOYLE - says I've dialogued so much about issue, can't spell word any more.]
REPORTER: George Herman
- Herman, George;
- Reasoner, Harry
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