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Catholic Church / Change #203483

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 01, 1969
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(Studio) Conflicts exist within Catholic Church.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Some priests question their role in church. Doug. Mooney felt priesthood made him play God. [MOONEY - says no longer goes to Mass. Felt church was like factory.] James Verity now safety director for bus company Still goes to church. [VERITY - attends daily mass. God still hears me. Many feel they should hide.] John Cavanaugh left priesthood, not church. [CAVANAUGH - says church will have relevance, not just a Sunday or social thing.] Former nun, Jeanne De Loca hopes church will change. [De LOCA - says people fear structure and theology of church will crumble. Fundamentals will endure. Barnacles will be scraped away.]
REPORTER: Ponchitta Pierce

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierce, Ponchitta

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